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We will teach you how to cut glass, and cover the basics of fusing, discuss how glass behaves at different temperatures in the kiln, and create projects that relate to these temperatures.
We will introduce you to different kinds of glass, such as irridized, collage, even dichroic glass to use in your projects.
This is a fun, hands-on class where the projects include, pendants, four 4 X 4 suncatchers or tiles and an 8 X 8 faux weave plate.
Glasses meet once a week for 4 weeks with a total of 10 classroom hours. All materials, supplies, glass, instruction and firings are included in the class fee. Tools will be provided for use during class times.
5 PROJECTS IN 5 WEEKS
Learn Multiple Techniques During The Course Of This Class
In this course you will make 5 complete bowls, platters or other objects all ranging from 8 to 12 inches.
Coaster Sets: Make a set of 4 coasters using our selection of glass and frit which can be left flat or slumped into a mold.
Faux Weave: This piece will have your friends asking, "How did you do that!" You will arrange strips of glass in such a way as to have the appearance of a woven design. Once fused, it can be slumped into a vase or a bowl form.
Puddle Stack Bowl: This is the best way to turn all those small pieces of glass into beautiful art work. This project offers limitless possibilities.
Scrappy Bowl: This is another great way to turn your scrap glass into a great holiday gift.
A Creative Project: Using frit, powder and glass bits, you can create a one of a kind piece for displaying on a wall or a window.
12 hours of classroom work time. Glass and supplies to complete the projects. Use of necessary tools and kiln firing is included. Free open workshop during the 5 week class period so that you can spend extra time working on your class projects.
You must know how to cut glass to take this class. We offer a glass cutting class.
INDOOR CHIME $40.00
2 hour class, materials included. All elements pre-cut. Make four pieces to fuse. Make a hanger to dangle your fused pieces from. Makes a beautiful suncatcher or mobil.
PLATE MAKING BASICS $100.00
Three hour class, materials included. No glass cutting skills required. An introduction to glass kiln-forming working with geometric, pre-cut glass. Choose from a large selections of colors and design an 8 X 8 piece to fuse and then slump into a shape.
TECHNIQUE CLASS - FUSING IRIDESCENT TO IRIDESCENT
Three - 3 hour classes $165.00
In this class you will learn the basics of laying out a design on one or both pieces of iridescent glass. Beginning cold working techniques will be taught, including the use of the sand blaster. We will cover firing schedules both for fusing and slumping. Each student will make a 3 X 3 test tile, a 6 X 6 blasted design and a 6 X 6 double blasted design. Slumping your finished tiles into a mold is optional. You will also learn the use of micas in fused glass.
SCREEN MELTS $75.00
Two, 2 hour sessions. Not sure how to use all of your scrap glass? Melt it down and make other glass out of it. We will use the tile saw to cut strips from the glass melt and design a new, one of a kind piece.
MAKING JEWELRY WITH GLASS $ 75.00
5 hour class. In two days, you will learn to make quick, wearable jewelry pieces using colored and dichroic glass.
GLASS VITRIGRAPH $50.00
Using a special kiln, we will manipulate molten glass into different shapes using stainless steel molds and pipes. The resulting glass swirls, squiggles and strings. These unique pieces can then be used as conponents in other projects.
STRIP WEAVE GLASS $75
Using a strip cutter, we will cut consistent striop of iridized glass and then arrange them on a base to make a woven like design that can be slumped into a dish.
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FUSING WITH REACTIVE GLASS
MAKING PATTERN BARS $100.00
2 - 2 hour sessions, Materials Included. You will take strips of glass and create a pattern that will be fused into a block. The Block is cut into slices that will then be used as design elements in other projects.
SGRAFFITO TECHNIQUES $75.00
Using crushed (frit) and powdered glass and a clear piece of glass, you will draw and scratch to create a unique design. 3 hour class.
POT MELTS $75.00 (using our glass and pot) Bring your own clay flower pot and glass and the class is $25.00.
Cleaned shards of glass placed in a clay flower pot. They are then melted at high temperature until the glass flows through the hole in the bottom of the pot. You will create a one of a kind disk which displays lovely swirls and patterns made by this flow process.
DO IT ALL IN A DAY!
MORE ONE DAY CLASSES COMING!
GLASS CUTTING CLASS $40.00
4 HOUR CLASS. Cut strips of glass are double layered and arranged to create and old fashioned, grist mill design. The glass is fused and slumped into a bowl shape. $100.00
CAUSE KIDS LOVE GLASS!
Schools, Home Schools, Birthday Groups, etc, are welcome at Fire & Light Glass Studio.
Classes start at $20 each.
Okay, you've learned a lot in class with Fire & Light Glass, but now you want to play and put your skills to work. Open Glass Studio provides you with a working area and access to tools, saws, grinders etc. Open Studio provides limited instruction. Your creations can be fired and slumped here. You may bring your own glass or purchase glass at the time of use. Ask about fees and times. Must have taken classes with us or provide proof of capability.
MAKING CREATIVE GLASS COMPONENTS
In this class you will learn to make components that could then be used in jewelry making and other fusing projects. You will learn to make nuggets, puddles and various other pieces. This is a 3 hour class.