Fused Glass Lab - prices vary, call for appointment
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Learn to make fused glass! This is an art form that is very accessible to youths and adults alike. Priced by the piece, you can choose to make fused glass sun catchers, pocket vases, jewelry, nightlights, plates, coasters and platters. We teach you how to use glass cutting tools to shape/grind glass and make beautiful one-of-a-kind work of art glass.
4" suncatcher: $22
4" pocket vase: $22
Jewelry (as many as can fit into 3.5" square): $25
Add dichroic glass for $5/sq.in. Jewelry findings extra
Set of four 3.5" coasters: $32
Set of four 4" coasters: $40
3"x6" teardrop bowl: $35
4" plate: $24
5" plate: $28
6" plate: $36
8" plate: $70
10" plate: $95
12" platter: $125
5.5"x12" platter: $65
The basic idea behind fused glass is that art objects can be created by melting glass in a kiln. That simple idea is behind hundreds of techniques.
Fused glass (sometimes called kiln-formed, warm or, kiln-glass) is an accessible and rewarding art form for many people around the world. Unlike stained glass, fused glass has no "lead lines". Dimensional (non-flat) pieces can be created without having to cut, assemble and solder hundreds of smaller pieces. And unlike blown glass, the learning curve is relatively short, there is no need for a crucible and there are far fewer physical demands on the artist.
Basic fused glass techniques:
Fused: Two or more pieces of glass are laid on top of or overlapped on each other and are fired at temperatures ranging from 1100 to 1640 degrees Fahrenheit.
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.
The possibilities for the kiln artist are endless!
sources: fusedglass.org & wikipedia