Glass Fusion

Glass Fusing Independent Study: Imagine It, Create It

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

This course is a self-directed fused glass class. Bring in your own unique project ideas ranging from dishes and bowls to glass art (free standing or wall). Individual instruction on idea development, troubleshooting problems, and the final execution will be covered in class. Instruction on the glass grinders, saws, and…

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Working in Circles… and More

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Working with circles can be very challenging when it comes to glass. In this 4-week class students will learn how to carefully cut these curved shapes out of three different colors of glass. We will then cut them into various shapes and patterns. Using grinders and hand lap pads to…

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Woven Glass Fusion

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Weave your way to a beautiful look in fused glass! Glass cutting skills and how to create your own mold layouts with fiber paper for your weave design will be demonstrated while using a variety of glass colors and stringers. Students will create a form using a refractory fiber blanket…

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Glass Garden Sculpture

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Create unique fused glass objects to decorate your garden or patio! Learn intricate cutting, fusing, and kiln forming techniques to make your designs into reality. Demonstrations on how to use cold working tools to design flowers, butterflies, and other objects in a variety of colored glass will also be covered.…

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Channel Plate in Optics

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

For this unusual glass piece, we will be experimenting with various layout patterns. Seemingly minor, controlled changes to our glass size and shape paired with various spacing patterns will result in an amazingly different design once fired. These glass optic components bring an entirely new look to the glass composition!…

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Intro to Kiln Formed Glass

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Learn the fundamentals of kiln formed glass to create a one of a kind bowl or dish from beginning to end. Students will be introduced to various glass working  tools, materials and supplies that are used in the basic method of glass fusion.  Demonstrations include design layout and preparation of…

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Geometrics with Stringers

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Design a geometric look with glass stringers!  Students will create a sheet of glass using a specific layout of glass stringers. Once fused and out of the kiln, the glass will be cut up into pieces and cold worked (polished). From this point, demonstrations will also include arranging these pieces…

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Let it Flow

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Let the glass flow in this fun 4 week class! Students will learn how heat, viscosity and gravity work to create unique organic designs in glass. Mix and match a variety of colors and learn how to weigh out the amount needed to create bars of beautiful glass layers that…

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Advanced Kiln Formed Glass 

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Now that you have the knowledge of Basic Kiln Forming, learn new techniques to make creative ideas into reality. There are endless ways to form glass together and slump or drape them into unique forms. Cutting glass shapes beyond the straight cut and how to use more advanced cold working…

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Creating with Vitrigraph Stingers

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January 30 @ 10:55 am

Learn to pull and draw with vitrigraph stringers. We will work with hot melted glass, pulling it from a Caldera kiln to make your own unique stringers. Combine them with a variety of other glass colors and frit to create glass bowls, dishes or wall art. This technique is sure…

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