Fusing / Hot Glass / Kiln Work Classes

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Saturday Afternoon:  September 30th 2-5PM

Sunday Afternoon: December 3rd 2-5PM

$55 Beginner / $45 Non-Beginner

($40 Two Hour Class Option for Beginners & Non-Beginners)

Includes firing fees and tool rental. 10% off materials used during class.

FUSING CLASS / HOT GLASS CLASS / KILN WORK CLASS DESCRIPTION

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 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 fired in a small kiln, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to 12x12” square plate or up to 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.

Non-Beginners: 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

Two Hour Class Option (First 2 out of 3 hours of class):  Beginners learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them. The student will have time to make one large project (up to 12x12” square plate or up to 12” round plate) and possibly one smaller project. The student then picks the base layer color, the teacher will cut the base layer, and then the student will decorate the top of it.  Only base mosaic cutting skills are used to break glass.  No glass cutting skills required.

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General Class Information

Great Glass Galore is a home-based business. Due to that...

  • Class fee is due upon registration, or a check must be received within 5 days of registering.
  • Class fee is only refundable if you cancel 48 hours or more ahead of the first class.  This gives me time to fill your spot.
  • Missed Classes:  Must be made up within 1 month of the last class of the session.
  • Cancelled classes (due to weather or instructor illness) must be made up on the day class is rescheduled by the instructor.
  • Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee.
  • Class size is limited to 7 students.  Once the classes are filled, your name will be first on the waiting list for the next session, or another class session may be opened by the instructor.
  • Students will park and meet 15 minutes before class at the Rock Creek Pool and Tennis courts on the Southeast corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Indiana Street.  From there, you can walk 5 minutes to my house, or drive over together in my car or one other car.  I drive a red explorer.  The instructor will meet you at the pool the first day of class to introduce everyone and take you to the house.
  • If you are allergic to cats, don't sign up for a class or take precautions.