Fused glass is the art of layering, decorating, and firing glass in a kiln. Through a variety of dynamic, hands-on projects, students will gain a solid foundation in the art of fused glass art, learning about different fusing methods, and different forms of glass, including glass powder, iridized, and dichroic glass. Students will learn to cut and form glass with hand cutters, saws, and grinders. Students will learn about different kiln firing schedules and learn to program a digital kiln.
Students will have time to finish one bowl or plate, one fused decorative item, such as glass dragonflies or succulents, and a small wall vase. Finished projects will be picked up ten days after final class to allow for kiln firing time.
No experience necessary.
Four class meetings: Friday, 9/24,10/1,10/8 and 10/15, 6:30-9:00pm
Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
$180 Tuition (Early Bird and Bring a Friend discounts available) plus $90 Materials Kit Fee
Wear comfortable “work” clothes, with closed shoes, hair tied back, and no loose scarves or sleeves that could present a hazard.
COVID-19: Students are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend this class.
Students are required to agree to and execute COVID-19 and General Liability releases prior to beginning the class.
Instructor Glenn Evans is a fused glass artist and teaches beginning to advanced fused glass theory and techniques including vitrigraph, pattern bars and raking. He holds BS and MS degrees in physics, which have informed his lifetime of experience in creative and technical endeavors and his involvement with maker skills.