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Fused Ornament & Fusing classes 11/7


  *** Fused Ornaments and/or Tree Dishes ***
     $22 or $10 children ages 7-14
    (Includes tool rental.  Materials separate. Children 7-10 must be accompanied by an adult.)

NOVEMBER 7th Saturday 10AM-Noon

    (repeats DECEMBER 12th Saturday 2-4 PM)

*** Glass Fusing Classes/Kiln/Hot Glass Classes ***
      $55 Beginner / $45 Non-Beginner
(Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
NOVEMBER 7th Saturday 1:30-5PM
Cut and assemble 4 glass ornaments (3x3” bell, star, teardrop, and globe) that the instructor will fire in the kiln.  Expect to spend $22-$60 ($5-6/ornament plus the cost of optional dichroic glass) on fusing supplies.  Tool rental included.  No fusing or glass experience required.

Decorate 2 tree shaped dishes.  The instructor cuts undecorated  tree shapes out of clear or white fusing glass for you ahead of class.   Large is 7.75x9” (cost is $16 for a clear base or $17.50 for white), or small is 6x7” ($13 clear/$14.50 white).  Let the teacher know at least 48 hours ahead which sizes and colors you would like to make.  You decorate them with frit, stringers, noodles, paint, nuggets, dichroic scrap glass, and confetti glass, which are all included in the price.  Dichroic firesticks, non-scrap dichroic glass, and precut glass shapes are extra.  The instructor then fires them in a glass kiln.  No fusing or glass experience required. Tool rental included.

All students:  Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more. The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds available for student use.  The firing fees for all your projects are included in the class fee, but expect to spend $30-$80 on materials. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required. Ask about scheduling an optional 1.25 hour glass cutting workshop (cost $20).   System 96 glass is used during the class.  If you decide to make more projects outside of class and don’t have a kiln, you can pay Great Glass Galore to fire them.

Beginners: Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  You will also learn a basic firing schedule for a small project, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to a 12x12” square or 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.

Non-Beginners:  Just work on projects at your own pace, or learn more details about firing schedules, setting up your own kiln, kiln wash, molds, fiber papers, or other fusing techniques.