Fusing refers to the process of cutting, stacking, layering glass and melting it at high temperatures to create patterns or images. Fused glass is popular for jewelry and wall art as well as functional pieces like bowls and plates. In this class you will learn principles and terminology of fusing. An overview of kilns, different CoE's of glass, glass cutting skills, tools and frit will also be covered.
In the first week you will make 6 small projects suitable for pendants or magnets. These will be fired and returned to you in the second class. At that time we will have a discussion of what worked and what you would do differently. You will then have materials available and time to do a larger project like tiles, wall hangings or a plate.
All materials are provided for both weeks. Materials for second projects are limited to three 4-inch tiles, two 6-inch squares or one 10-inch piece. We will have a selection of molds which you can choose to use for an additional firing into bowls or plates. Tools will be available to share however you should bring your own glass cutting tools if you have them to avoid any waiting.