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 March 1st - 22nd
This is a HOT class! Learn a method of glass working by way of using a kiln. 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, jewelry pendants, coasters, bowls and last but not least, the final project will be either a dinner plate, a bowl or a sushi plate, it is your choice. You will need to provide your own cutting tools and System 96 COE fusible glass that are available for purchase here at Western Art Glass.
5 Projets in 5 Weeks 6:15 'til 9:00 pm $350
Wednesdays January 27th - February 24th
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
Wednesdays March 2nd - 23rd
This 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.
Combing 6:15 pm 'til 9:00 pm $159
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
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.
Side Stack Strip Construction 6:15 ' til 9 pm $299
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.
Drop Rings 6:15 ' til 9:00 pm $229
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.
Crackle Introduction 6:15 - 9:00 pm $249
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.