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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

The Carolina's premier location for glass fusing workshops and supplies.

 

Flow Bowls

Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

*** New ***  Learn to arrange glass pieces and strips so that they flow together in the heat of the kiln to create unique bowls and platter designs.  We'll start with basic arrangements, then move on to more complicated designs.  You'll learn how to fire, how to get the pieces ready for slumping, and how to create the finished piece.  Techniques for creating both round and square pieces will be covered.

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Master's Workshop

Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

Drop Formed Bowls and Vases

Thursday, September 19 to Sunday, September 22, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Curious about drop formed bowls and vases?  We'll cover all the basics, from creating the blank, to watching the drop, to coldworking, and more.  You'll learn how to drop both wider-rimmed bowls and narrow-rimmed vases.

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Sand Painting in Glass

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Learn how to use small pieces of glass frit to create beautiful, unique sand paintings in the tradition of Native American Sandpainting.  This technique, which was adapted for glass by glass artist, David Alcala, is easy to learn and adapts well to landscapes and abstract designs.

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Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Saturday, October 5 to Sunday, October 6, 2019

Instructor: Brad Walker

Whether you're a beginner or just need a refresher, this is the workshop for you!  We'll cover all the basics in two intensive days.

Learn how to cut, fuse, and slump glass in the kiln.  When you leave, you'll know everything you need to know to get started fusing glass.

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Painting with Layers

Friday, October 11 to Sunday, October 13, 2017
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Take your enamel skills to the next level and learn to create paintings or designs on multiple layers. This workshop focuses on techniques that create additional depth in your painted pieces. Shading, composition, and color theory will all be covered.

Jody's secrets for firing and re-firing enamels will be covered, as well as approaches to damming, and schedules that will minimize bubbles and work every time.

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Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 20, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Yes, it’s possible to fuse with glass that isn’t specifically made for fusing. This workshop focuses on ways to fuse using glass found in dumpsters, taken from old windows, or purchased inexpensively at a hardware or used office supply store. In addition to an overview of the types of glass that can be used, we’ll complete three different projects.

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Some Like It Hot: Combing and More

Saturday, November 2 to Sunday, November 3, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

What better way to appreciate the beginning of than spending the weekend exploring kiln-forming processes that take place at 1650F and higher. Our focus will be on combing, or manipulating molten glass in the kiln, with the goal of creating and completing a large combed platter like the one at left. We'll also explore high temperature melts such as pot and wire melts and related high fire techniques, too.

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Making Unique Fused Glass Jewelry

Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, October 27, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to make glass jewelry that stands out from the crowd?  Here's a fused glass jewelry class that focuses on designs and techniques that go beyond simply slapping a piece of clear on top of a dichroic scrap. 

We'll use both regular and dichroic glass to make basic pendants and cabochons, including more advanced techniques such as creating murrini, dichroic etching, and more.  We'll also cover basic coldworking and finishing techniques for jewelry, including hole drilling, grinding, and polishing.

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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, November 9 to Sunday, November 10, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Ever wanted to make murrini, but didn't have access to a glory hole or a beadmaking torch? Well, here's your chance to learn to use the vitrigraph kiln to create cane and murrini that can easily be incorporated in your fused pieces. No prerequisites or special skills required, just a desire to manipulate hot glass as it flows from the vitrigraph kiln.

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Alcohol Inks on Glass

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

No experience required.   A hands-on, fun-filled workshop that will show you how to use colorful, inexpensive alcohol inks on float glass.  We'll learn the basics by working with several flat panels, then explore using alcohol inks on jewelry and on ready-to-hang ornaments.

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Registration Information

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All materials included for all classes. Sign up with a friend and save 10%. Or sign up for two or more classes at one time and save 10%.

Registration must be made prior to the start of all courses. A deposit of one half the course tuition must be paid at the time of registration, with the balance due thirty days prior to the beginning of the course. No space can be held without payment, and spaces will be held on a first-come, first-saved basis.

Once registered, you will receive a written confirmation. You will also be notified of tools required for the course and given any other relevant information. Please notify us if you do not hear from us by one week prior to the class.

Registration may be made by email, by fax, or by regular mail. To register by email, simply contact us by clicking on the "Contact us" link at the bottom right of the page. We'll get back to you to confirm a spot in the class and to pass on information about how to make your tuition payment or deposit. If you prefer to register by fax, or regular mail, please use our official registration form.

Click here to download the registration form (this is a pdf file).

Cancellation policy: A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be made if you cancel more than 30 days prior to the course. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the course, a refund (less processing fee) will be made ONLY if we are able to fill your space. On the rare occasion that we need to cancel a course, we will refund all fees paid. We will make every attempt to notify you of cancellation more than one week prior to the course.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about our classes.

Phone: (336) 712 8003           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Directions: 2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700, Clemmons, NC 27012