Fusing with Recycled Glass

Instructor:  Brad Walker

Saturday, January 9 to Sunday, January 10, 2021
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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.

• We’ll create a bowl with tempered glass. This project focuses on how to tell tempered glass from regular glass and how to fuse and slump it in the kiln.

• We’ll learn about the different characteristics of the tin and air sides of float (window) glass and explore metal reactions with the two different sides.

• We’ll cover the basics of working with glass bottles, from slumping to adding color.

• And we’ll use mica to paint on sheet glass. Mica is available in a wide variety of brilliant silvers, golds, and bronzes. In addition to painting, it can be used to add color to recycled glass.

Familiarity with glass cutting and with basic fusing and slumping techniques is recommended, but not essential. All materials will be provided.

10:00 to 4:30 first day, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

$195.  All materials included

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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 click here.  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.

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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.

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