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
 
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 5 projects that will use several different firing temperatures:  a sampler tile, a 6" square plate, a 7" round 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 4 remaining projects.)
 
This 5 week class meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm.

 
Fusing open studio example
Open Studio For Fusers
Come collaborate and create during this dedicated studio time just for fusers! And then take advantage of sharing the costs of kiln space with others! Studio time is on a Wednesday from 4-7pm.

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 per date
All tools, grinders, and table space will be available for you.

Holidays coming! Time to make some special gifts!

Sign up for one or more of the studios we will be doing every month.
These will be on the following Wednesdays from 4-7pm:
October 26th
November 16th
December 7th


Call 512-380-0770 to register.

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Glass Frit Kiln Casting - New!!
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.
 
Tuition is $105.

Will need to bring your own mask since working with glass powders.


 

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, you will be shown how to glue a copper stem onto the bottom and stick it in your garden.

No previous fusing or glass experience required and all glass, tools and copper pipe are provided
Tuition: $95
 
 

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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 up, baking soda for cool bubbles, 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: $95
 
Class cactus gardens!

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 $95.
Students "warped-out" with some beautiful designs!

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
In this springtime workshop, 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: $95

 

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 $125
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!!


Next class is ​Wednesday August 31st and Thursday September 1st,  2022.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
 

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Fused Glass Tealight Candle Votives
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Yet another little twist to our stringer vase! 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: $95

This class will be Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022, from 6:30-8:30pm.

Call 512-380-0770 to register.
Some class projects that students really enjoyed and could use to light up the room!

Fused Glass Mod Plate   
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Fusing mod plate example
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: $95

 

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 $95

 

Fusing stringer bowl example
Stringer Vase Glass Fusing Workshop
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
A new twist to our Stringer Bowl class! 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 $95.


Fusing mosaic dichroic pendant example
Fused Dichroic Pendants 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
New twist to our dichroic pendant class!

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 $95.

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

Fusing youth mosaic dichroic pendant example
Youth Fused Mosaic Dichroic Pendant Class
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fun fused glass workshop for ages 10 and up! Bring your friends and build a very colorful mosaic glass pendant that you can pick up the next day and wear!

No glass experience required!

Tuition and materials is $45 per student.

Call and schedule a group party of 7-10 kids!

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, prom or 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: $95
 

Fused Glass Tree Ornaments
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
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Fusing holiday ornament example