Intermediate Classes in Glass Fusing and Kilnworked Glass - Sundance Art Glass Center
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Advanced Glass Fusing Class and Workshop

Fused and Kiln Worked Glass


Goal of this workshop

We make unique elements, using molten glass. We then put these unique elements into your art pieces. What we mean by molten is heating glass past the fusing temperatures to be able to manipulate the glass using hot kilns, gloryholes and furnaces.

A few of the things we do in this workshop

You have already learned quite a bit in our beginning fusing and slumping class. We do more things in our beginning class than most other classes you would take somewhere else. In this intermediate class, we dive directly into intermediate techniques. We expect you to know or at least have been exposed to most of the concepts we teach in our beginning class. Click Here to see a summary of what we show and expect you to have exposure to before taking this workshop. If many of these beginning techniques is not what you have experienced in your beginning class, then we might recommend taking our beginning class, even if you have been fusing for a while.

We spend our two and a half days making elements that you would then incorporate into you fusing projects. The goal of this class is for you to take home a huge box filled with smaller unique and interesting pieces that you would take home to your studio to help build that unique incredible larger project
  • We do a quick review of what we would cover in the beginning workshop, compatibility, annealing, etc.
  • We pour molten glass from a crucible to make "drips" which are then used as elements in your projects. 
  • We move and manipulate   molten glass by raking. fused-glass-classes-raking
  • We can actually weave glass glass-fusing-class-weave like cloth or the top of a pie  
  • It is a FULL weekend !

Our classroom and equipment

Our classroom and workshop area has the latest and most complete setup available. Each student has a well lit comfortable work area with plenty of room for working on their projects. We have many large kilns, so everyone can get many projects done. Everything is provided in the workshop except glass. Student purchases the glass for the class. Most of our students are from out of town. There are nice affordable accommodations close by.

Time, Tuition and Location

  • In Paradise, CA - $325 - see below for hours
Re-take this class - You receive a 25% discount if you choose to take the identical class again at a later time.
Sign up with a friend and both of you can take a 15% discount.

  • Workshop Location: Meet at the School
    • 1010 Bille Road, Paradise, CA 95969

Out of town visitors

Motel accommodations
Reserving your space: We have many people who ask us to put their names down but your spot is reserved only when your tuition is paid. The only way to reserve a date is by paying the tuition.
Class Dates: Click Here
Class Times and Hours:
  • Friday from 3 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Sunday from 9AM to 3 PM
  • Studio is open to 9 PM for evening open workshop time Friday and Saturday nights.
Cancellation Policy: Full payment is required to hold you spot in the workshop. 1/2 or 50% of the fee is not refundable if you cancel or do not show for class.

Other workshop information

Sundance provides:

  • Space
  • Knowledge
  • Inspiration
  • Basic Equipment (you can bring any of your own favorite tools if you like)

What you provide:

  • Initiative
  • Motivation
  • Artistic Talent
  • Materials - you will have the opportunity to purchase in class - it does not bother us if you bring glass you already have
  • Any other specialized tools - you will have the opportunity to purchase in class

What to wear and bring:

  • Bring your lunch or step out for a lunch break.
  • The classroom has a great heater and air conditioner, so bring any comfortable clothing. No open toed footwear.
  • Everyone will need to bring or purchase before class:
    • Your own Glass Cutter (we recommend the Toyo brand, we have available for sale at class)
    • Glass Pliers
    • Two 8" x 8" kiln shelves - you will be cutting them up.
    • Special Safety Fusing Filtering Lens Glasses
  • We have these but you might want to bring your own:
    • Scissors
    • Exacto Knife, single edge razor blades, other blades
    • Apron or bib - we are doing a lot of work on water lubricated grinding equipment, you will get wet.
    • Clear Safety Glasses, Reading Glasses
    • Bring any of your personal or special hand tools. Please be sure to mark them yours.
  • Any Bullseye or COE90 glass you have, we are not tight about everything you make must be our glass.
  • We only work in COE90 glass. Please don't bring other COE glasses, it might mix and contaminate our glass.
  • Please no perfume or cologne, some people are sensitive.

 Pictures Please be aware that we always take pictures during the class of students and projects for promotional reasons or to publish on our WEB site. (We love to show off our students and their work). By taking this workshop, you are agreeing to allow us to publish these pictures. If you are shy, in the government witness program (like me), or whatever...

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