Glass Fusing workshop Sept 1, 2 & 3, 9 & 10th $275pp+(optional) lab fee This intensive class introduces fundamental concepts of creating glass objects in the kiln. 1st Friday evening overview demonstrates the Vitrigraph kiln/flameworking cane/murrine. Students will learn kiln forming/carving towards making window pieces, bowls/plates, sculptural, wearable items and more! Students work with Bullseye glass sheet, frit/powder, rod and stringer. No experience with glass is required for this course.
Friday evening 6:30-9:30pm: Introduction/demonstration of vitrigraph kiln and flame working cane/murrini for use in kiln forming glass.
Saturday afternoon (noon to 6pm): Students have the opportunity of hand pulling cane/murrini at the torch. Students layout their glass patterns, learn how to kiln carve glass, set-up the kiln for kiln forming/fusing. Friday evening (6:30 start): Students learn how to use a diamond tile saw, diamond tools for cleaning up work from previous weekend, items are fired over night. Saturday afternoon (noon-5pm): Students layout their remaining glass designs and patterns for kiln carving/forming. Sunday afternoon (noon-5pm): Students cold work glass items, finish up their projects. Any remaining glass can be formed and picked up during the following week.
Tuesday, August 30th 6:30-9:30/10pm & Thursday, Sept 1st 6:30-9:30/10pm or
Saturday, Sept 3rd afternoon intensive 12pm-6pm or Winter classes:
Saturday, January 28th afternoon intensive 12pm-6pm
Saturday, February 4th afternoon intensive 12pm-6pm
$285 per person
fine silver bezel wire
wire for prong-like settings, bails
3”x3” 18ga sterling silver sheet
Students supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc.
Learn how to measure, fabricate and form ring bands, bezel/prong set cabochon stones, saw, and solder. Texture your metal designs using hammers, stamping tools, roller print (using lace, paper cut-outs, leaf skeletons, hole punched paper, etc), annealing and work hardening your metal. Students leave with beautiful, handmade creations and the knowledge/skills to build more work!
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Register with 3 or more friends and receive 10% off (each seat).