These are ideal for patio or indoor accent tables.
Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. Some cutting experience required. There will be an assorted selection of patterns or get creative and do your own design. Table sizes available are 12" sq., 14" sq., 16" sq., and 12" x 24" rectangle. Tables are approx. 22" tall. The third session will be about an hour or so, if needed. Limited to 12 students.
In this "whimsical" class you'll be using 96 coe scrap and regular scrap glass, along with wire and beads to create an awesome suncatcher to hand indoors or out. The first session will consist of designing and getting your pieces kiln ready for fusing. The second session will be putting all your goodies together. Donna will show you how to drill holes in your glass, as well as some awesome and simple wire wrapping techniques. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. Samples are on display.
So, it seems Jack had more Dichro than he knew what to do with, so he came up with an eye catching design. He can't make them fast enough for his craft fair's! A sample (I hope) will be here soon. You will be using 96 COE glass for the main portion and as much or little 96 Dichro you want to gussy up your project.
Jack got really inspired for this one! In collaboration with Hector's Metal Works, there will be a 6 x 12 and a 8 x 12 metal lamp base to choose from. During the 1st two sessions, you will be creating 4 fused panels that will be easy to slip in and out of the lamp base, including a top panel w/ a finial. Giving you an opportunity to make panels to go with the seasons, decor or mood! On the second session, Jack will show how to add the lighting hardware. Samples are on display. If you are taking this class and know what size you would like, let me know. I want to make sure we have enough bases made up ahead of time. Lamp Bases are not included in kit fee.
In the first session, each student will be limited to two flowers and 4-6 different leafs. These will be fused & slumped. The more detail time spent on these flowers, better the end results. You will assemble the flowers and leafs on copper tubing. The Kit fee will cover kiln time, frit, stingers, enamels and copper tubing. Bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. You will need one roll of high temp wire or Stainless Steel wire. (We have found it only at Ace Hardware). Due to the amount of molds available by Tucson Stained Glass, projects will be limited.
Wanda has taken this idea to an all new level. Believe me, her method is quicker, cleaner & more importantly, less frustrating. There are two samples on display.
Glass cutting experience required. Must be able to cut circles (Circles can be cut for you for a fee) and must also be comfortable with drilling holes in glass (2-3 holes depending on project). Fusible 96 COE glass ONLY.
Frit/stringers etc, High Fire Wire & Hanging Hardware is included in the Kit Fee.
Using 96COE glass these projects will be fused. Christmas fan lamps, sconces or luminarias. These projects will make lasting gifts. Glass cutting experience required. Bring your cutting and breaking tools. Patterns and instructions will be handed out at first sessions.
Using 96 COE Glass we will fuse snowflakes, assorted dishes, and platters. Some patterns will be available during the 1st session. Cutting experience is required. Bring your cutting and breaking tools.
Using the pattern provided in the Kaleidoscope kit, you cut and embellish the body and wheels using 96 coe glass and get kiln ready.
The following two sessions will be cutting and treating the mirror, soldering and final assembly of your project. Supply list available upon request.
Fused Bird Bath/ Feeder OR Yard Art w/ A NEW Redesigned Stand!
In 3 fun filled hours you will create your choice of round or square shapes. To hang or not to hang, will be up to you. We are taking pre-orders on iron stands from Hector and there is one on display. There are at least 3 versions of the feeders on display. Supplies needed: Cutting & breaking tools, mosaic nippers, sharpies, Elmer's Gel Glue. At least 2 pieces of 96 COE glass for the main portion of your project and bring your 96 scrap, noodles, stringers, etc!
Jack has one on display, using a smokey, streaky glass as the backdrop for his city scape. The possibilities are really endless. This would be a good opportunity to use up some scrap 96 glass and Dichro. We will provide frit, noodles and stringers for added embellishments. You will discuss different methods for display once your piece is fused. Bring your glass cutting & breaking tools. Sharpies, Gel Glue or liquid hairspray in an applicator bottle. Let your imagination go!
Donna has come up with really cute variations of snowmen for this class. Using 96 COE glass, frit, noodles, stringers, and even dichroic glass. You will get your two-part snowman ready for fusing. On the second session, you will make decorative wire embellishments to put him together.
Lora (aka our "bracelet/ Stack Your Glass Lady) who is quickly becoming the "Queen of Scrap" has another great, fun way to use up some of your 96 scrap glass. This time you will use opal and cathedral glass to make an amazingly colorful and fun triple layer fused dish with lots of depth. This is a mosaic technique so bring all of your glass cutting and breaking tools. You will need mosaic nippers as well. Once again, the possibilities are endless and gorgeous. The base for your project will be a single layer of clear 96, 10 x 10 inches, which you may bring to class or get it when you come in.
It is a lot of fun watching your colors take shape. Some cutting experience is required but no fusing experience is necessary. Just time and patience to turn out a pretty spectacular project. There will be small breaks during class. I will have a sample here soon!
Yes!! Bring your scrap glass, large and small pieces. Lora (firmly immersed now as our Queen of Scrap) has several samples of different ideas for your precious bits and pieces. The samples are all from one kind of glass but you can and should use whatever colors you like, including iridized and even some Dichroic. You may want to build your dish on a clear base. The choice will be yours, if you have it bring it.
This is a two session class; however, the second one will probably be short. Her completed projects are just amazing! I even did one just to see if this could be of interest to others……and I do believe it is!! So, you will be making a striking dish using a simple glass stacking technique. Learn options for thicker pieces. Find out about firing tricks and techniques for various edge contours and finishing. Firing schedules will be discussed in as much detail as you want (or not). This will be a great opportunity to use up some of your System 96 scrap glass of all kinds – colors, clear, patterns, even small pieces of iridized and dichro. The base will be made from two 10x10 pieces of sheet glass which you may bring or purchase at the shop.
A fun class that combinesplant parts, frit and 96 fusible glass into a beautiful, versatile one of a kind glass project. This class will be different from the basic Vitrofusion class in that you will add extra layers of glass, which gives the appearance of leaves floating. You don't need to have taken the basic Vitrofusion class. Everyone is welcome!! Please bring your glass cutting and breaking tools. Basic glass cutting skills are required. The $25.00 kit fee covers some shop supplies like frit, stingers, noodles, confetti, kiln time, etc.
Organic Vitrofusion is a method of imprinting organic material onto glass. This includes fresh, dried or semi - dried leaves, flower blossoms, grass, seeds, etc. We will look at two methods of Organic Vitrofusion.
If you want to use your own plants, please make sure they are very dry!! Otherwise, we have plenty for you to choose from.
In the second session: You will take your fused piece and decide how to finish it. Examples of different finishing techniques will be available. You will learn how to fuse leaves and flowers between two pieces of glass without enhancements. this will give a shadow effect.
There are samples of the NEW version on display!
Dichroic glass sculpture is a combination of several techniques. It involves taking a solid black, 96 COE glass & strategically placing 2 or more layers of Black Backed 96 COE Dichroic glass on top, creating a pattern. For this class, we will limit the final size of the projects to no more than 12" square. You will absolutely need copious amounts of Dichro!! Bring your cutting and breaking tools, Mosaic Cutters, Applicator bottle w/ Hairspray, Dichroic pieces, colors that you want on your piece. Crinkle & Patterned Dichro can be used very effectively. The brighter the better. Use Dichro Noodles, Frit, Cut Ups, etc! For the 2nd session, if you have your own 12x12 waffle grid or the small Morton Cutting surface, bring it. A spray bottle, Black & Silver Sharpies, a good engraving tool, like a Dremel, with a Flex shaft. You will need a small & large round engraving tips, these may be in the Dremel Kit. If you need them, there will be tips available for purchase. Ann & I have samples on display! I have been obsessing over this class!! It has been the best adventure in the use and beauty of Dichroic glass for me!