Stained Glass Studio

WAG

                                 2345 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT  84115   801-487-2773

 

Sign up Today!            ‘Hot’ Glass Classes

Unless Specified Glass working Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee, but are available for purchase here at Western Art Glass. 

Please confirm the class schedule dates with your schedule.  We do not offer makeup classes if you miss one.  Each week valuable information is shared and learned, if you miss a class, you will miss learning technique.

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Beginning Fusing & Slumping  6:15 pm 'til 9:00 pm $189

Tuesdays September 13th - October 4th

Tiles            Intro Fusing Examples            Coral Bowls

This is a HOT class!  Learn a method of glass working by way of using a kiln. This is the introductory course in the kiln form technique. In this (4) consecutive week class, you will explore a variety of beginning techniques for using fusible materials which include copper sheeting, copper wire, glass frits, noodles and stringers to incorporate with your glass.  You will design and take home all your projects.  You will learn about firing schedules, tools and ideas to create your projects each week.  Projects include magnets or jewelry pendants, coasters or small shaped bowls an embossed design plate technique with the final project being a coral glass bowl. We will be using System 96 COE fusible glass that is included in the class fee. *All Supplies & Materials are Included in the Class Fee for All Projects listed.You will need to provide your own basic glass cutting tools that are available for purchase here at Western Art Glass. 

Pot Melts              6:15 'til 9:00 pm                   $ 189

 Thursdays October 6th - 20th

 

Another Glass MelterLexies Glass Pot MeltA Glass Pot Melt

The process involves allowing molten fusible glass to flow through the hole in a clay type pot onto fiber paper or onto a base piece of glass that is on your kiln shelf.  This requires excessive high temperatures and as the temperatures of the glass rises and becomes liquid, it flows like hot candle wax out of the opening bottom of the pot. This technique is a great way to use up fusible scrap and miscellaneous bits of fusible glass.  The resulting melt can be presented as-is flat or incorporated into other projects or slumped into a functional art piece. As per kiln space for all students, student class pot melts as a specific size, we will supply you with a formula for calcuating the wanted size of a pot melt for future melt making in your own studio.  We will be using System 96 compatible fusible glass. Sometimes pot melts require and or you would prefer to cold work them a little bit, so use of our machinery needs to be expected for your projects during class time. Class is 1 night a week for 3 weeks.  You will be creating 2 Melts.  Glass is included in the class fee for 1 melt, you need to plan on bringing your own 96 coe fusible scrap glass for your 2nd melt.

 

Mastering Your Morton Skills & Stamping on Glass         $325

*Visiting GUEST Instructor  -  Jennifer Walcovich Durney

*Glass cutting experience required.

November 12th & 13th   Saturday: 9am-5pm  Sunday: 10am-4pm  

       Walcovich Class Example 2            Walcovich Example             Walcovich Class Example

During this 2-day workshop students will become well versed in using the Morton Portable Glass Shop to create geometric shapes and designs as well as Stamping on Glass to add graphic images that embellish and add visual interest to their glass. *All Materials, Supplies and Lunch is included in your class fee for both days.

Day One: Students will learn the 'print making' technique in order to add designs onto glass using enamels, Stamping Medium, rubber stamps and a few simple tools. Students will learn proper techniques for mixing enamels, applying the enamel to a rubber stamp and successfully transferring the image onto glass. Students will make several pieces of stamped glass to be incorporated into their finished glassterpiece they make on day two, an 11 - 12" square bowl.  Then we will focus on sharpening your glass cutting skills with the ultimate tool for producing accuarte and repetive glass pieces without have to use a paper pattern.  Students will learn how to set up the Portable Glass Shop for cutting strips, squares, triangles and diamonds.  Students will make a 6" geometric design piece that will be full fused.

Day Two: Using their newly developed skills students will cut and design a geometric patterned bowl. Tips and trick for precision will be demonstrated. Time permitting, a circle cutting demonstration will be incorporated into class. These pieces will be full fused and slumped into a square bowl for you.

*Although for class, projects will be kiln fired and fused in order to complete in a 2 days class, the learning and using the Morton System is for all techniques of glass cutting.  If you have never done fusing before, this is a great way to learn the cutting system and to get a taste of how fun fusing can be for a different twist on glass creating. 

Students bring: glass cutter, safety glass, and any tools you prefer to use (i.e. Running pliers, grozers). If you have your own Morton System, plan to bring it!!


Drop Rings           6:15  ' til 9:00 pm                  

*TBA

 

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This is a class within the Fused and or Hot Glass category.  You must have fusing experience and or completed the beginning Fusing and Slumping class.  You will create (2) vases by way of what is called the 'drop ring' and or 'sagging' the glass through an opening'. One vase will be made in clear and transparent glasses and 1 in opaque. You will accessorize and or style your vases with sheet glass, confetti, frits, stringers and pebbles  This technique requires cold working aspects  by way of the use of saws, sand blasting and the sanders.  You must supply your own basic cutting tools.  All glass, supplies and materials are included in the class fee.

 

Combing 6:15 pm 'til 9:00 pm 

*TBA

                                               Combing Square

An advanced fusing technique.  You will learn the art of combing and raking a mix of molten glass at an utmost ‘hot’ temperature.  You will learn to use hot glass tools and safety equipment for manipulating glass at an excessive temperature.  Class is (1) night a week for 3 weeks.  Cold working techniques will also be covered in this hands-on class.  You will need to provide your own cutting tools.  Fusing and glass cutting experience required.  You will be cutting many strips of glass, most glass will be supplied within the class fee, but depending on your desired colors, you will need to supply some fusble 96 glass for your art piece.  Class fee also includes the use of the combing tool.  You will create (1) combing and incorporate it into a finished masterpiece that may be left flat or you may choose to have it slumped.

Pattern Bars   6:15 p.m.  ‘til  9:00 p.m. $350 

TBA

  Pattern Bars

Another advanced fusing technique.  A pattern bar is a thick bundle of glass that has been fused together to form a sold mass and or a solid block. Once fused and cooled, you will slice it with the saw and then the inside of the block hence the sliced pieces are laid flat and becomes your kaleidoscope design.  You will decide how you want to incorporate your pattern bars into finished art pieces.  All glass for your bars is included in the class fee.  You will need to purchase system 96 fusible glass for your final projects.  Class is one night a week for 5 weeks.  You will be required to use saws and cold working equipment.  You will each create (4) styles of pattern bars.  Fusing experience is required and or the completion of the fusing and slumping class.

 

5 Projets in 5 Weeks         6:15 'til 9:00 pm        $350

*TBA

Color StacksFloral Vases

 

 This is a continuation of the Beginning course in Fusing and Slumping.  You will make a project each week that is not created in any other classes.  Projects include a color stack, floral forming vase, a coral bowl, pebbles combings and a project when we puposely trap bubbles. You must have fusing and cutting glass exerience.  The class fee includes all suppiles and materials for all 5 projects.  You must provide your own cutting tools.

Powder Wafers  6:15 'til 9:00 pm         $250

*TBA

Wafer ExampleThis is a class expanding on the use of frits and powders to create 'wafer-thin' components that you will pre-fuse so you can then use with fused glass projects at later times.  There are two ways of making powder wafers. The advantage of creating these pre-fired components is that you can play around with the placement of the wafers or images as you assemble and or create your full fused project, you can overlap them on each-other and or add other fusible glass, stringers and confetti and even paint to embelish them.   Class is one night a week for 4 weeks.  You will make several wafers and you will design your own project.  

*All Materials to create the wafers is Included in the Fee. You must purchase the base glass to complete your wafers into a finished and final project.  Previous Fusing Experience and or completion of the beginning fusing and slumping class is required.

**This is one of many ways of using powders and frits.  We also have another frits and poweders technique class tentatively scheduled on the horizon.

**Example shown is from a previous class, final project....Thank you Nancy.              

Side Stack Strip Construction  6:15 ' til 9 pm    $299

*TBA

                  Strip Construction         Side Stackers

 

Whereas the traditional fusing method of assembling a design from pieces of flat glass that are cut to a specific size and shape and kiln formed, the strip cut construction method takes on quite a different approach.  Strips of glass at least 3/8”  will be side-stacked on edge, dammed and fired.  Due to the side-stacking of the glass, the finished piece of fused glass is generally bubble-free.  It is possible to achieve very precise graphic designs in your work by varying the colors and the arrangement of the strips.  You will learn how to incorporate ‘windows’ and or design elements into your project. The finished piece will be thick and requires some cold-working with the tile saw and sanders.  You must have fusing and glass cutting experience.  You will be cutting an extensive amount of glass strips.  Some system 96 glass and design accessory glass elements are included in the fee. You are responsible for your desired finished color glass for your final project. Basic glass cutting tools are required. 

 

 

Crackle Introduction   6:15 - 9:00 pm        $249

TBA

 

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This is an introductory course in a very popular and fun technique in the hot glass category.  This technique uses frit powder and (1) piece of fusible sheet glass.  Class is 1 night a week for 3 weeks.  Three techniques will be demonstrated in this introductory course and each student will choose which technique to make their 3 projects.  Each project will also be slumped into a mold selected by the student.  All materials are included in the class fee.  You will need to provide your own basic glass cutting tools and the additional tools needed for working this technique will be provided for class use.

Dichroic Cube Pendant Jewelry   6:15 pm 'til 9:00 pm  $169

*TBA

                                                         Dichroic Cube Pendant Class 11:12

 

 All Materials Included in the Fee.  Learn to take your fused glass jewelry to the next level. This class will focus on creating thick jewelry with system 96 coe glass. You will make a thick tile that you will slice into rectangles and squares and then you will cold work and polish these thick glass cubes into awesome pendants, earrings and rings.  Findings to complete your jewelry are included in the fee.  You will make several finished pieces.  NO Fusing Experience is Required!  You will be required to work with saws and a wet belt sander.  Class is (1) night a week for 3 weeks.

 

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