Classes - Glass Fusing

This is our catalog of Glass Fusing classes. Call 512-380-0770 to register for classes. Better yet, signup for our mailing list and receive automatic updates of upcoming classes.

Introduction to glass fusing example
Introduction to Fusing and Slumping
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
In this 4 week class, students will learn the basics of fusing glass together in a kiln and slumping it in molds to achieve various shapes. Instruction includes cutting glass, cutting circles, how a design can be realized with the use of different forms of glass, understanding the firing of a kiln and other cool techniques.

Students will design and complete 4 projects:  a sampler tile, a 6" square plate, a night light or sun dangle, and the last project will selectable by each student. 

Tuition: $195
(Tools are provided, as well as materials for the first night's project. Students can expect to spend approximately $100 for glass for the 3 remaining projects.)

 
Fusing open studio example
Open Studio For Fusers
Come and enjoy using our studio for 3 hours while collaborating  and creating during this dedicated studio time just for fusers! All tools, grinders, and table space will be available for you. And then take advantage of sharing the costs of kiln space with others! 

Projects taking up to a square foot, will be $15 to fire. To fill up a 13" square kiln shelf, will be $25 to fire. You can select to do a Full Fuse or a Tack Fuse.
 
Tuition: $40
 
 

Fused Glass Picture Frame 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fusing picture frame example
Memories of special occasions need to have a special frame. Make a fused glass picture frame to display that special 4"x6" photo of a recent wedding, Mother's Day or a graduation.

You will learn how to cut and nip pieces of fused glass, build your frame, and have it fused in a kiln. It will then be glued onto an acrylic standing display. 


Lots of fun ways to decorate the glass frame with glass embellishments.

All glass and materials provided, and no previous
fusing knowledge is needed.

Tuition: $135

 

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Glass Frit Kiln Casting 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
In this 2 hour class, you will learn how to cast fused glass shapes by filling molds with crushed glass called “frit”. Many molds will be available for you to chose from including many different jewelry pendant shapes and other fun ones. The resulting pieces can then be later made into jewelry, or sun catchers, or can be tack-fired onto a fully fused piece. You will have time to make 2-3 pieces, and will have many colors of frit to choose from. No prior fusing experience required. All materials will be provided. If you have some casting molds, please feel free to bring them, preferably already treated with kiln release. 

Also will need to bring your own mask since we will be working with glass powders.

 
Tuition is $135.
 

Mushroom Slurry 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
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Using glass powders, you can create your own unique fungus mushroom top. You will learn to safely handle glass powders (every one is used to wearing a mask now!), which you will then mix with water and drop on a round piece of fusible glass. You can then rake the powder slurry around to create interesting patterns.

After it is fused in the kiln, it will be glued to a copper stem so you can stick it in your garden.

No previous fusing or glass experience required and all glass, tools and copper pipe are provided. But you will need to bring a KN95 mask at least since we will be working with glass powders.​
Tuition: $135
 

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Prickly Pear Fused Glass Plant Stake
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
This class is perfect for the summer! Make your own prickly pear cactus – very draught resistant, just requires a lot of heat in our kilns!

You will learn how to cut to a pattern, use fiber paper to elevate and puff it up, hi-temp wire to attach beads for blooms and make prickly thorns! All materials provided.

This one-day class requires basic glass cutting skills, and some fusing experience would be useful.

Tuition: $135

This class will be Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, from 6:30-9:00pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.

 
Class cactus gardens!

Fishy Fusion! 
 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
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Here is the best kind of fish...one that you can cut up, clean and spice it up without any of the smell!! 

In this intermediate fusing workshop, based on a pattern book, “Warm Glass Plates and Platters” by Dione Roberts, you will have 4 different fish patterns to choose from: a large trout, a large mackerel, a small trout and a koi. You'll also learn a neat trick for hanging your glass art.

The materials and supplies for this class will include a fish pattern, a water-jet cut Bullseye COE 90 Tekta clear fish base, and all the glass and glass embellishments to spice up your fish. Tools will be available, but if you have a good glass cutter, feel free to bring it.

This is a 2 night class. The first night, you will cut out your pattern, select your glass and build the colored layer. In the second night, you will embellish your fish with glass frit, stringers, confetti, and paint (optional). 

Your fish will then be full fused and slumped on a double-curve mold that we like to call the fish tail mold!

Tuition: $195

Basic glass cutting skills are required and fusing knowledge is recommended.
 All materials and tools will be provided.

 
No 2 fish every alike!! Love the imagination of our students!

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Coral Bowl  
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
Thinking of the beach this summer? In this fun class, you​ will be shown how to lay out strips of glass in different geometric patterns that when taken to a full fuse in the kiln, results in a cool coral bowl! All materials provided and no experience required.

Tuition: $135
 

Fusing picasso style dichroic pendant example
Engraved Dichroic Pendants: Picasso and You!
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
In this fun 2-day glass fusing class, you will get to design 2 dichroic pendants that you build and then engrave with your own artwork!
Picasso loved to bend the rules and boldly manipulate shapes and colors! So on one pendant, you will get to bring out your inner Picasso! On your second pendant, you learn how to use ink stamps on the dichroic surface to help create a design. On the first night, you will build your pendants and they will be fired in the kiln. Then the second night, you will then use a dremel to engrave your design in permanently onto your pendants! Then they will be fire-polished and bailed!

Tuition is $195
Includes all glass and use of tools. (if  you have a dremel, feel free to bring it)
Got ink stamps that you love? Bring them or use one of ours! Or better yet, freehand!!

 
 

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Fused Glass Tealight Candle Votives
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
In this 2 hour class, you will get to make 2 candle votives for small tea lights. One will use 5" long glass stringers to make a mardi-gras woven appearance!  And then the second votive will be a single sheet of sheet glass that you will decorate with glass elements. 
 
No glass cutting or fusing experience required. And ​all glass and materials provided.

Tuition: $135
 
 
Some class projects that students really enjoyed and could use to light up the room!

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Fused Glass Snowflake
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
In Austin, we can dream of seeing snowflakes, or  we can make our own!

In this fun 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to cut glass strips, and using supplied templates as a guide, you will assemble the glass pieces into a snowflake pattern.  Then overnight, under high heat in a kiln, everything smooths out and melts together to make a very cool snowflake.
 
Tuition and materials is $135.
No 2 snowflakes alike! Beautiful student creations, with colors not found in nature!


Fused Glass Tree Ornaments
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
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Fusing holiday ornament example
Come have some fun making your own fused glass ornaments for your tree, in this 2 hour holiday workshop. It is amazing the whimsical holiday things you can create using colorful scrap glass, murrinis, crushed glass (frit) and glass stringers!
 
Depending on how creative you are, most people have time to make 2-4 ornaments. Great gift ideas that will be treasured for years!
 
Tuition and materials is $135
 


Fused Glass Pocket Vase
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fusing wall vase example
Create a beautiful fused glass pocket vase to display your freshly cut flowers! Decorate with various colorful glass embellishments to create a one-of-a-kind wall art piece.

We have a nice selection of dichroic glass pieces that can be purchased to make it even more vibrant!


Tuition and materials is $135
 

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Fused Glass Mod Plate   
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Come join the groovy Mod Squad in this 2 hour, retro-style glass fusing workshop! Students will get to select glass, learn how to cut straight lines, and create glass stacks to make a multi-color plate which will be fused and slumped in a mold.

All glass and materials provided, and no previous fusing knowledge is needed.
 
Tuition: $135

Fusing retro warp example
Retro-Warp Glass Fusing Class 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Create a retro-style slumped glass plate with wavy squares of glass shapes that seem to create transparent pools! 
Glass cutting skills are not necessary but definitely a plus!
 

Tuition and materials is $135.
Students "warped-out" with some beautiful designs!

Fusing mosaic dichroic pendant example
Fused Dichroic Pendants 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Design and build 2 of your own pendants with vibrant, patterned dichroic fusing glass. This is glass that takes on 2 different shiny colors, depending on the light.

In this class, you will create your design with small fragments of dichroic glass,  then cap it with a clear piece of glass to make it smooth, like the surface of a cabochon!
 
This class is a very fun and relaxing 1 1/2 hour workshop for beginners!


Tuition and materials is $135.

Please call 512-380-0770 to set up private group class.

Fusing stringer bowl example
Stringer Vase Glass Fusing Workshop
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
This project will be a draped votive or vase that has a very realistic woven appearance! You will have the option to make it water-tight by using a layer of glass on top of the colorful glass stringer layers! 
 
No class cutting or fusing experience required.
 
Tuition and materials is $135.