Classes - Glass Fusing

This is our catalog of Glass Fusing classes. Call 512-380-0770 to register for classes, or to be placed on the interest list for those classes not yet scheduled. 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, 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 complete 5 projects of their own designs. 

Tuition: $175
(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.

Next available class will start Wednesday, August 1st, 2018.
Call 512-380-0770 to register.
 
 

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Fishy Fusion! 
 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Do you really feel like scaling and cleaning a smelly fish? But if you know someone who does, make them a beautiful funky fused fish to display!

In this intermediate fusing workshop, based on a pattern book, “Warm Glass Plates and Platters” by Dione Roberts, you will have 2 different fish patterns to choose from: a trout or a mackerel. You'll also learn a neat trick for hanging your glass art!

Some fusing experience is nice to have, but glass cutting skills are required.

The materials and supplies for this 4-hour class will include a fish pattern, a water-jet cut Bullseye COE 90 Tekta clear fish base, small pieces of glass for the fins and embellishments, frit, stringers, paint, and a locking Hang Your Glass stand-off.
You will need to purchase or supply your own glass for the fish body. We recommend a couple of different colors of sheet glass about 5”x10” in size.

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

Tuition: $125

This 4-hour intermediate class will be coming back in 2018!

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Prickly Pear Fused Glass Plant Stake
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
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This new 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! If time permits, you can turn the glass scrap into mosaic elements for your 3 ½” pot that will also be provided.

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

Tuition: $95
All materials provided, including frit and stringers to decorate your cactus even more!

This class will be in the middle of summer of course!! 
 Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, from 6:30-9:00pm.


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 class cutting or fusing experience required.

Tuition: $75
‚Äč(all glass and materials provided.)

Next class TBD.

Fused Glass Drop Ring Class  
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
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The project in this class can either turn out to be a candle votive or a cool vase, depending on how your design drops through the ceramic "donut"  in the kiln! You will get to embellish a 7" circle with glass elements, which will then be fired and slumped.
No fusing knowledge is needed, and all glass and materials provided. (drop ring metal stand sold separately)
 
Tuition is $95.
Next Class: TBD

Open Studio For Fusers
Fusing open studio example
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 usually 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: $30.
All tools, grinders, and table space will be available for you.

Next studio will be Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, from 4pm-7pm.
 

Mod Plate Glass Fusing Workshop
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Fusing mod plate example
Come join the groovy Mod Squad in this retro-style glass fusing workshop! Students will get to select from several colors of glass to make a multi-color plate which will be fused and slumped in a mold.

This is a great way to get familiar with the Morton Cutting System! All glass and materials provided.

No fusing knowledge is needed, but prior glass cutting experience is a plus.
Tuition: $75
(Tools and materials are provided)

Next class TBD.
 

Fusing art strip example
Fused Glass Art Panels 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 

 
This is a fun 2-hour instructional warm glass workshop, which will show you new ways to make unique glass art! You get a quick introduction into fused glass, and then then you get to make a 12" fused glass art panel that will look great in a window! You can even cut the panel into 2-3 smaller ones!

No previous fusing or glass experience required and all glass and tools are provided.

Tuition and materials are $75.

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.

Engraved Dichroic Pendants: Picasso and You!
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fusing picasso style dichroic pendant example
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 $95
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!!


This is a Wednesday and Thursday night class from 6:30-8:00 pm. 
Next class TBD.

Fusing mosaic dichroic pendant example
Fused Mosaic Dichroic Pendants Glass Fusing Workshop
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Awesome fused jewelry class for adults and teenagers alike! Design and build 2 of your own pendants with vibrant, patterned dichroic fusing glass.
 
This class is a very fun and relaxing 1 1/2 hour workshop for beginners!
 
Tuition and materials is $55.

Next class TBD.

 

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 $25 per student.

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

Fused Glass Sun Dangle Class 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fusing sun dangle example
Time to celebrate spring and summer with some fun yard art! In this workshop, you will build a contour fused sun dangle with our Spectrum 96 kiln glass.

Think of what you could dangle at the bottom! If you have a tiny glass bottle (clean, label and paint free), bring it…we will flatten it in the kiln! Make it sparkle with specialty dichroic glass for purchase ! Fun!

Next Class: TBD

Tuition and materials is $65.

Previous glass cutting experience would be helpful.

Fusing wall vase example
Fused Glass Wall Vase Class 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Create a beautiful fused glass wall 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!

Next wednesday class is TBD.

Tuition and materials is $55.

Fused Glass Picture Frame Class 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Fusing picture frame example
Make a fused glass picture frame to display that special 4"x6" photo or give as a gift! Great class for ages 11 and up. Lots of fun ways to decorate the glass frame with glass embellishments.

Next wednesday night class is TBD.

Tuition and materials is $75.

Suncatcher Glass Fusing Class
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Let the sunshine in! And shine through an embossed fused glass suncatcher that you get to design! Great class to take with with friends, ages 10 to 100 are welcome.
 
This is a 2 hour workshop.

Next Class: TBD 

Tuition and materials is $40.
Fusing suncatcher example

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!
 
This is a 2 hour workshop on Wednesday, from 7-9pm.
 
Next Class: TBD

Tuition and materials is $75.

Fused Glass Gift Card 
Holder Class
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
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To make your monetary gift more special, you can create something special to put their money, gift card or Blue Moon gift certificate in! You will get to make 2 fun gift card holders using beautiful fusing glass!
Once they are fused in a kiln, all you need to do is add the card and some ribbon !

Next Class: TBD

Tuition and materials is $75.
 
Fusing craquel example
Craquel Me Up Glass Fusing Class 
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
Learn some advanced fusing techniques to add to your arsenal. This workshop will focus on craquel techniques.

No experience necessary, but glass cutting and fusing knowledge is a plus.

This is a 3 hour workshop on Saturday, from 1-4pm.

Next Class: TBD


Tuition is $65.

Fused Glass Tree Ornaments
Instructor: Terry Mothersole
 
 
Fusing holiday ornament example
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Come have some fun making your own fused glass ornaments for your tree!

Ages 13 and up will enjoy making 2 ornaments that will be treasured for years!

This is a Wednesday evening class, from 6:30-8:00pm.


Tuition and materials is $55

Next class is TBD.