Glass Art II: Intermediate Fused Glass Techniques

Instructors: Elisabeth and Robert Miller
May 25-26
9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Room 117 Williams Building
$250 plus $170 materials
Prerequisite: None

In this weekend course participants will build on the basics of glass fusing from the Glass Art I: Fused Glass Basics, and work with a variety of glass materials. Students will build on their knowledge of kiln formed glass including fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles as well as an introduction to more specialized glass fusing equipment and more complex firing schedules. Each student will complete a fused glass blank and design, fuse and slump a functional piece of glass art. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week.

Syllabus

  • Safe and sustainable studio practices
  • How to use glass tools
  • Fusing terminology
  • Elementary techniques
  • Complete a clean straight and curved cut
  • Plan and design a complex pattern
  • How glass responds to heat
  • Basic fusing processes
  • Glass slumping and molds
  • Glass kiln operation
  • Operate a glass grinder
  • Complete a 2 design layer project
  • Complete a fused blank and slump it
  • More complex techniques

Supplies

The materials fee is for the coloured glass and use of the tools and kilns during the workshop. In addition, there are a few other things that will make your time with Elisabeth and Robert more productive. If you have them, please bring:

  • Blank paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil & erasure
  • 2-3 coloured thin markers
  • Straight edge scissors
  • Paper towel
  • Glass cleaner
  • Safety glasses