|The class hard at work!|
|Bins, Bins, and more Bins!|
|Dichroic Glass, the fun stuff that makes it all sparkle!|
|I MEAN BUSINESS!|
· Overview of fused glass and techniques complete with informational handouts and suggested books and websites to get more information and/or design ideas.
· Topics include kiln and mold preparation, glass selection, project design, firing schedules, safety, glass supplies, cutting, assembly, annealing, compatibility testing, slumping and draping, working with frits, stringers and inclusions, as well as many other wonderful things you have always wanted to know about fusing glass! Previous experience working with glass is not necessary.
· Students will design glass pendants, earrings, and other jewelry pieces of their liking and will watch an in class firing of student practice pieces.
· After pieces have been fired and annealed the final part of the class (Day 2) will be spent finishing projects with bails, ear wires, bracelet blanks, ring blanks, and wine stopper mounts. Students make between 10 - 40 pieces each!
My goal for Beginner Fused Glass Class is to provide all participants with an overall understanding of fused glass and the various techniques involved in the creation of basic pieces.
|A cookie sheet and camper drawer liner go a long way while driving home!|
|2:13 AM... REALLY?!|
|Ready to be mounted!|