Hot Glass

This is where we work with glass in its hottest form: as a thick, gooey liquid. Our glass furnaces, each containing a crucible full of molten glass, are located in this intense studio. We divide our hot shop classes into "blowing" and "sculpting." In the blowing classes, you will blow air into a pipe to inflate your artwork. The sculpting classes involve making things that are solid glass. You will touch, poke, twist, and cut the glass in these classes using tools.

CURRENT CLASSES

 

Sculpted Glass Icicle Ornament

Sculpted Glass Flower

Sculpted Glass Heart Paperweight

Sculpted Glass Voodoo Doll


 

Torch/ flameworking

In these classes, you will make glass beads and embellishments. We Work with small, table-top mounted torches. Using small rods of glass (about the size of a pencil), you will use the torch to get the tip of your glass molten and then twirl the molten glass around a small steel rod to make your bead. You can add dots, stripes, and textures to make your bead unique. 

CURRENT CLASSES

Make a Bead Class

Pandora-Style Bead Class

Kiln/ Kiln Forming 

These classes involve a variety of techniques with cold sheets of fusible glass. You will use special tools to cut sheets of glass into shapes and arrange them into your custom designs. You may also use crushed glass, stringers, and powders to create unusual effects in your piece. You may combine any number of these cold glass components to create jewelry or plates, which are then heated to the desired temperatures to melt the glass together. The melting, or fusing, is permanent.

CURRENT CLASSES

Fused Coaster

Fused Heart 2-Piece Coaster

Fused Jewelry

Dazzling Dichroic Fused Jewelry

Cold Glass

This is one of the oldest ways of working with glass. In our stained glass classes, you will cut and grind pieces of cold sheet glass to fit inside a pattern. Then you'll learn the process of foiling and soldering pieces together.

 

In mosaic classes, you arrange small fragments of glass on a tile and then apply grout to keep all the pieces in place.

CURRENT CLASSES

Free Style Mosaic

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE?

If you have already enjoyed our first and second experience classes, you may be interested in learning more. Our series classes let you dig deeper and get more hands-on experience working with glass. These classes meet over several weeks and are offered several times each year.

CURRENT SERIES CLASS OFFERINGS

Hot Glass 1: Intro to Glassblowing Series

Hot Glass 2: Advance your Glassblowing Skillset

Kiln 1: Intro to Fused Glass & Slumping Series

Kiln 2: Imagery Series

Kiln 2: Casting & Kiln Forming Series

Intro to Flameworking: Torching with Borosilicate Glass

Intro to Flameworking: Torching with Soft Glass

Stained Glass 1: Intro to Stained Glass Series

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