Glass Fusing Class - Sundance Art Glass Center
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Glass Fusing and
Slumping Workshop

For Beginners

Goal of this workshop

We teach you how to combine glass in an artistic pattern and then melt this glass together in a kiln. This workshop is a more technical class than our Fusing Fun Workshop and is designed for the more serious artist. Our goal is to teach how to do larger projects in larger kilns with the greatest success possible.

A few of the things we do in this workshop

  •  Discussion of the fusing process:
    • Firing Schedules
    • Glass Compatibility
    • Annealing
    • Volume Control
  • Learn how to Fuse Glass
  • Learn how to Slump Glass
  • Learn how to make these types of projects in this workshop
    • Jewelry, pendants, earrings....
    • Night lights, wind chimes
    • Candle cup vases
    • Picture frames
    • Simple slumped plates
    • Fused and slumped plates
    • Put your own artistic design on the popular plate or bowl
    • Make an open weave basket plate
    • Full sized window panels, cabinet door panels or skylights
  • Learn how to make and use these elements in your projects
    • Stringers, you learn how to make and bend these in a torch
    • Fractures
    • Frit, powers and enamels
    • Iridized and Dichroic Glass
    • Brian shows you how to incorperate metals into and on glass
    • He demonstrates how to sign your art pieces with a gold signature
  • Learn how to attach metal or other glass to your projects for hanging, making 3-D projects or design by:
    • Special Glass Glues
    • Two ways to put holes or tube shaped holes in your glass
    • Metal encapulization
  • Trouble Shooting
    • Learn the 7 reasons why glass will bubble
    • Learn the 8 reasons projects crack
    • Learn why colors and shapes change
    • Learn the 4 reasons why one should do a pre test firing
  • Discussion of Kilns, Controllers and Equipment

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Some Students Finished Projects - You Can Do It Too!

First Time Projects! - You can do it too!

Student Lucia Yang

from Pasadena, CA

Wow, a 16" square mosaic tile using fused pieces!

A circle of fused glass make a 16" mirror frame.

Simple, yet good color and well balanced designs.

Danielle Williams

A students study in frit.

Slumped piece

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 large kilns, so everyone can make large and multiple projects. Everything is provided in the workshop except glass. Most of our students are from out of town. There are nice affordable accommodations close by. Click here to see.



Time, Tuition and Location


  • In Paradise, CA - $325 - 3 day 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.


  • Workshop Location: Meet at the School Friday 6 PM
    • 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 6 PM to 9 PM
  • Saturday from 9:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Sunday from 9AM to 3 PM
  • Studio is open to 11 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.

A students first project. Brian demonstrates two ways to make strip plates.


Other workshop information

Sundance provides:

  • Space
  • Knowledge
  • Inspiration
  • All Basic Equipment (Except a glass cutter. You can also bring any of your own favorite tools if you like. Please mark any tools with your name)

What you provide:

  • Initiative
  • Motivation
  • Artistic Talent
  • We do require students to have their own glass cutter. Bring one or we have them available in class for a great price.
  • 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:

  • Bringing your lunch allows you to be able to work during lunch break. 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.


Please be aware we sometimes 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, a wanted criminal (like me), or whatever, you may want to reconsider taking this class.



This box below is the best part of our web site! Hundreds of pictures of past student projects! Click below to see a photo gallery of our past classes.

 7/12/2003 7/28/2003    2/21/2004 
 5/30/2004    10/16/04 7/10/2005 
 2/11/2006 3/11/2006 6/25/2006 6/15/2007 

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