Introduction to Glass Fusing Three Weeks to Learn & Create
$135 Plus Glass for Each Project (About $50.00) Two Firings Per Session are Included Three Saturdays, January 26th, February 9th, and 23rd. All 3 are from 9:00 - 12:30 pm Pay Now Then Call 318-742-6555 to Schedule
Fusing is both a technical pursuit for artists and an artistic pursuit for technicians. Fusing is the fastest Growing segment of glass as an art medium. Introduction to Glass Fusing is designed for the novice who wants to learn the basics of creating kiln-formed glass as well as for the intermediate fuser who wants to improve their understanding of how glass changes in the kiln. Each week, we'll spend some time discussing fusing theory and how to fire to achieve the desired results. Then we'll move forward into cutting and assembling the weekly project using skills that were learned in that discussion. The photos shown here are examples of your class projects. NOTE: It is not mandatory that you take the Cutting Skills Workshop 101, but you do need to be able to cut glass. The following is a basic outline of what will be covered in each of the three sessions:
• What is Fusing? • Compatibility • Volume Control • Coefficient of Expansion (COE) • Warm Glass Processes • Issues - Undesirable Outcomes • Log Sheets Week One Project: Full-fused two-layer plate/bowl (Scrunch)
• Review Of Session One • Devitrification • Striking Glass • Reactions • Stress in Glass • Safety Equipment • Tools and Other Stuff • Safety Equipment Week Two Project: Stack-n-Smoosh Plate
• Run the Vitrigraph Kiln • "Accessory" Glass • Frit • Cold Working Equipment • Molds • Maximize your molds Week Three Project; Frit Flowers and Accessorys
These classes are the first step towards learning many more advanced techniques. NOTE: You will also need to be able to cut glass. NOTE: It is not mandatory that you take the Cutting Skills Workshop 101 before the Fused Glass 101 class. If you need to take the Cutting Skills Workshop, please contact the shop to schedule a class. We have a limited amount of space and can only accommodate 6 students. Please read our Class Policy page.