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Metal Working
This class has been indefinitely suspended

to make Sculptures and Display Stands for Fused, Cast and Stained Glass at

Sundance Art Glass

metal and welding class and workshop

Goal of this workshop

This workshop is designed to teach you how to work with metal to make sculptures and metal stands to display your fused, cast or stained glass projects and to show you how you can continue to make metal projects at your home studio with a minimum of tools.

A few of the things we do in this workshop

WE show you:

  • Materials you can use for your projects
    • Stainless
    • Brass
    • Copper
    • Steel - we work with steel in this class
    • Aluminum
  • Available sizes of metal
    • Flat Rods
    • Round Rods
    • Round Tubes
    • Square Rods
    • Square Tubes
    • C channels
    • I Beams
    • Sheet Metal
    • Plate
  • Ideas
    • Display Stands
    • Metal Sculptures
    • Garden Fixtures
    • Lamp Fixtures
    • Furniture Bases
  • Fabrication
    • Cutting
      • by tooth blade
      • by abrasive blade
      • by torch
    • Bending
      • by Rolling machine
      • by Hand with vice
      • by Bender
    • Attaching
      • by soldering
      • by welding
      • by tapping and screws
    • Finishing
      • by grinder
      • by sandblasting
      • by abrasive wheels
    • Coatings
      • by paint
      • by patinas
      • by polishing

    Sundance provides:

      • Space
      • Equipment
      • Knowledge
      • Inspiration
      • Basic Materials Included

    What you provide:

      • Ideas
      • Initiative
      • Motivation
      • Artistic Talent
      • Materials beyond basic. If you chose to do a large elaborate piece or use some heavy plate material, we might ask you to pay for some some extra.

    What to bring:

      • Work clothes. Expect to get dirty. Cool clothes, it often gets warm.
      • No open toes shoes (sandals)
      • No overly loose clothing.
      • No loose hair, tie it back. Maybe bring a hat.
      • We have gloves and safety glass, but if you have your own that you are used to, bring them.
      • Water
      • Bring, if you like, a fused or stained glass project or projects that you have around that you might want to incorporate into your metal projects.

    Students Projects and other examples of what you can expect to make in this workshop. Lots of workshop time to make many multiple projects.

    Large metal stand holds a 20" piece of glass.
    Turn a simple $30 slumped plate into a $300 art piece.
    Flat glass pieces work well in these metal display stands.
    We bent long curved legs out of rusted square tubing to hold this 20" plate.
    Metal display stand holding a stained glass piece, 18"
    Metal display stand for an 8 sided fused glass panel, 18"

    Metal stand holding a flat glass disk.

    Metal frame for cast glass.

    Metal stands holding kiln worked glass

    Stick the bottom rods into your garden!

    Metal base holds fused sculpture

    Metal table base with a fused glass table top

    Simple but nice metal base....

    WOW a 5 foot tall stand.

    By Shigemi Sanders

    We sell some finished Display Stands

    Click here to see prices.

    metal and welding class and workshop metal and welding class and workshopWe do not sell the metal tools which are available many places. We tell the students where to get any of these specialized tools. We do sell a few items which are unusual or hard to find. Click Here to see those tools, supplies and equipment.

    Our Workshop and Equipment

    We have a complete wood, metal shop and sheetmetal shop. We may not need and do not use all of the tools in our shop for this workshop. Tools and equipment include:
    • Cutting tools
      • Band saws
      • Cut off saws
      • Iron Workers
      • Torches
    • Metal Welders
      • MIG - we use the MIG welding in this class
      • TIG
      • Oxy/Acy
    • Metal working equipment
      • Mills
      • Lathes
      • Metal benders
      • Sheetmetal Shears
      • Sheetmetal Breaks (Benders)
    • Finishing Equip
      • Sanders
      • Buffers
    metal and welding class and workshop Workshop taught by:

    Brian Helgerson
    plus his
    shop assistants

    Time and Tuition

    Times: all day

    • Saturday, from 10 to 5 PM.
    • Sunday, from 9 to 4 PM


    • $365


    • To Be Scheduled

    Sign up

    To sign up CALL us right now at 530-872-3021.
    Want to be kept up to date on future classes? Click here to join our interest list.

    Feed back from our previous students:

    Hello Brian!
    Greetings from Anna and Daniel from SF (actually we live in Marin).
    We had the BEST time this weekend in the metalworking class. Brian is a terrific teacher.
    We are both so impressed with you, your staff and your facility. And, we are "tough customers"! (They were San Francisco Lawyers -Whew)
    Looking forward to taking more classes from Sundance! Just wish you were a little closer!
    Happy Holidays, Anna
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