This fun three-hour workshop introduces the art of glass fusing and slumping. No experience with glass is necessary. Fused glass (sometimes called kiln-formed, warm or, kiln-glass) is an accessible and rewarding art form for many people around the world – and it is growing quickly in popularity. Unlike stained glass, fused glass has no “lead lines” and unlike blown glass, the learning curve is relatively short. Two basic techniques glass art are:
Fused: Two or more pieces of glass are placed in the kiln and heated until they fuse together into a single piece.
Slumped (or draped): Glass is placed over a mold and heated until it slumps into (or drapes over) the shape. Frequently the glass being slumped has design elements already fused to it.
Nature brings us beauty, color, and repeated patterns. We see these patterns in tree branches, flower petals, animal stripes, and seashells. In this class, we’ll use a simple pattern from nature to design a pair of vibrant six-inch fused glass plates. With your creativity, some cutting tools and the heat of a kiln, the glass will fuse and slump into beautifully handcrafted plates to enjoy or give as gifts.
The instructor will fuse and slump your plates in her studio after the workshop. They will be ready for pickup at the Marine Mills Folk School by mid-May. Suitable for ages 17 and up.
Our Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for materials with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!