- Fusing and Forming – Quick and Easy:
Four sessions, three hours ea. Cost: $135.00 includes the book, Introduction to Fusing (value $23.95), rental of tools, some supplies and fusing fees for class projects. Students will need to purchase glass for their projects.
Glass fusing is an exciting and liberating glass art which enables artists to create glass designs by fusing compatible glass pieces together in a kiln. In this class students will have the opportunity to make one or two jewelry pendants, a decorative wall tile and one mold-formed bowl, plate or vase. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of fusing materials and techniques. In addition we will examine various finished projects and discuss how they were made. Students will learn basic glass cutting and shaping skills; cleaning and layering techniques, and some basic kiln programming. Previous glass f using experience is not required. (Students may only take this class once.)
Supplies and Tools For Fusing and Forming – Quick and Easy Class
Safety Glasses Tweezers Band-Aids
Small paint brushes Ruler Sharpies
Alcohol Vinegar Pen/Pencil
Paper Clean rags Small Plastic Container
Notebook X-acto Knife Small Paint Brushes
- Students may bring a 24” x 24” plywood work board or use one from the studio for the duration of the class.
Once students have mastered the basics in Fusing and Forming–Quick and Easy they may choose to attend our Thursday evening Open Fusing Studio Time ($5.00/hour) available every Thursday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM. In addition, once a month, on the fourth or fifth Thursday of the month (check the calendar page for exact dates) at 10 AM and 6 PM, we offer our Fusing Club and Fusing Demonstrations of various advanced techniques. Students should pre-register for the demos and may stay to work on their own projects if time allows. Cost for each Demo is $5.00. Students staying to work will pay $20.00 which includes the firing of one project. Students must have their own tools, supplies and glass for studio time. Students do not have to have previous experience to attend demonstrations, but must have taken at least the Fusing and Forming class to stay for Studio Time.
Fusing Demonstrations: Check calendar page for dates. Cost for Demonstrations is $5.00. Students should pre-register for all demonstrations and notify the studio at the time of registration if you are staying for studio time. Past demonstrations have included subjects like: kiln casting, working thick, pulling stringer, painting with frit, kiln carving, inclusions, etc. Topics are posted on the calendar page.
Students are responsible for notifying the studio when alternative manufacturer’s products from the ones we carry in our retail store are being used in their projects. Students are responsible for providing manufacturer’s suggested fusing schedules to the studio at the time of firing. If such information is not provided, items will be fused using studio standard firing schedules. Suevel Studios reserves the right to refuse to fire materials brought in from outside sources or other manufacturers than the above named companies and bears no liability if such items are unsuccessfully fused in our kilns.