BEGINNING GLASS FUSING - Holiday Gift Making Class

Instructor: Laurel True

Dates and times:

Dates and times of next class TBA - please call or send us an email if you're interested in taking this course.

Description: Come get your bling on and make your own holiday gifts while learning something new! Glass fusing is really fun and the technique is easy once you get the hang of it. Create your own unique glass pieces in this fun class.  


Instructor will present the basics of glass fusing, which is the melting together of specific types of glass in a kiln to form a new piece. A whole range of materials for fusing will be presented and their uses explained, including: sheet glass, frits and powders, glass rods, confetti and stringers. Completed pieces will be shown to illustrate how materials look after firing. Students will learn basic cutting techniques to get started with or further expand their cutting skills with several different types of glass cutting tools.  


Instructor will present examples of different effects students can achieve by combining different types, colors and qualities of fusible glass and by adding inclusions such as metal, mica and metal leaf and other exciting techniques. Rigging and hanging mechanisms for decorative gifts and small plaques will be demonstrated as well.  


Some examples of gift items that students might make include: hanging icicles, tree ornaments, pendants, coasters, bases for magnets, cabichons, name plates and more.  Lots of great materials will be available including clear and opaque glass in tons of colors, stringers, confetti, frit, rods, and the mysterious and beautiful dichroic glass.  


*Several firings will be required to fire all students' work. Completed work can be picked up within about a week.


Level: Any, beginners and continuing students welcome

Class price: $150

Materials and Firing fee: $50

Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10