Get into Glass : Introduction to Glass Fusing and Slumping Mini Workshop

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Glass we sell:   Spectrum Fusers’ Reserve

One of our most popular classes for those who love and appreciate beautiful glass.  Learn to score glass  (cut and shape)  then design and create two complete pieces: 1. class project,  and 2.  a fused dichroic  glass pendant necklace.

Class projects  may include: square plate of your own design, garden art,   bubble plate,  decorative tile.   dichroic glass pendant.   See scheduled dates for individual projects.

Topics covered: what are the different types of glass and what makes them different (COE: coefficient of expansion)  how to safely score  and shape glass,  what happens in the kiln and why.  Glass is included in class fee *.   See below for information.    Tools included .

After taking this class,  students may  qualify for Open Studio to create more beautiful glass projects.   Open Studio information available by clicking on Contact Us.    Feel free to phone anytime !

Pieces are kiln fired and available for pick up or shipping the following week.

Please bring a pair of safety glasses or purchase from the instructor ($5).  Wear closed toe shoes.



Faculty:  Marilynne Lipshutz,  Yvonne Fordham  ,  Michelle Arena

Level: beginner

Prerequisite:  none

Cost:  $55



February 4   10:00-12:00    *Dichroic Pendants

February 13   6:00-8:00    *Valentine Fused Plate     square plate or tiles

February 23  6:00-8:00    Hot Date Night  * Six inch square  decorative or bowl

March 3   2:00-4:00   Decorative or functional 6 inch square

March 23  6:00-8:00   Hot Date Night     * Six inch square decorative tile or functional  bowl

March 24  10:00-12:00  *Fused Garden Art with Yvonne Fordham (steel posts $4/each)

April 12 Fused Garden Art  *6:00-8:00 Co Sponsored by Rochester Brainery

April 19  6:00-8:00    *Fused Garden Art with Yvonne Fordham(steel posts $4 each)



*Bubble Plate project is 6 inch square.  Tuition includes  your choice of one transparent and one clear plus other supplies.

* 6 inch square  plate of your own design is two layers thick and includes choice of one transparent or opaque,  one matching clear,  and other supplies i.e. frit, wigglies,  fettuccini

*decorative tiles are one layer plus design.   Students may create two glass tiles if they choose, rather than a  plate.

* garden art projects are six to eight inches long  two to three inches wide and are  weather proof.  Stainless steel outdoor stakes $4/each.   

Yvonne Fordham art at Artful Gardener

Glass and materials for dichroic pendant necklace  included in tuition.

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  1. What a great class to take, would be really fun someday, and so reasonably priced, thank you for sharing!

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