In the most basic terms, fusing is heating layers of glass until they have melted into each other. The first portion of the class will deal with the serious side of the fusing process: coefficients of expansion and glass selection; kiln selection, preparation, set-up and maintenance; firing logs, shelf paper, kiln wash, and similar topics. The second portion of the class is hands-on fun: using pre-cut and other components, we will make fused glass panels suitable for insertion into garden stakes. A variety of garden stakes are available at the studio for purchase separately as desired. Due to time limits, the project will be fired at the conclusion of the class, and students will have to return to the studio at a later date to pick up their fired insert. Space is limited to 10 people, and may be reserved on a first come-first-served basis by receipt in the studio of the non-refundable registration fee by Wednesday, March 12. This is an introductory level class, suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of fused glass. Students who do not wish to make a stake insert will be shown how to make a free-hanging project.
Date(s) - 03/15/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm