Classes

Learn how to fuse glass and create one-of-a-kind art and jewelry pieces. I will be teaching classes at the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah this winter and spring. Registration is available on the museum website.

 

Reactive Glass
When adding sterling silver foil to kiln formed glass, a variety of surprising effects can occur. Students will learn how to create subtle or strong reactions in glass using silver foil and reactive glass, and how to incorporate foil when designing a fused glass piece.
All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, January 13, 2018; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Class Fee $45

 

 

Curves in Glass
Master the dreaded circle cut. Explore techniques for cutting curves, irregular shapes and circles in glass. Students will create a round, leaf, or heart-shaped dish.
All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, February 6, 2018; 10 am – 1 pm
Class Fee $45

 

 

 

Stringers and Line Art in Glass
Students will learn creative techniques for incorporating stringers (long, skinny pieces of glass) into a glass piece. Lines, one of the basic elements of art, can be added to fused glass art in several ways. Students will bend stringers  in candle flames, and add them to the front or back of a fused glass piece you will create.
All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10 am – 1 pm
Class Fee: $45

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Jewelry
Capture the beautiful colors of wine bottle glass in jewelry Learn various ways to incorporate pieces of recycled wine bottle glass and sea glass into unique jewelry. Glass bottle cutting and drilling will be demonstrated, and then students will learn wire-wrapping techniques to create recycled glass jewelry. Recycled glass pieces will be provided. Students may also bring pieces of sea glass to create jewelry. All experience levels welcome
Thursday, March 6,  6-8 pm
Class Fee $35

 

Survey Glass Class
Try a bit of everything. You will have a chance to try flameworking, fusing, and glass enameling all in one class. We will create a fused piece of art, learning the basic properties of fused glass. Basic beadmaking on a torch while adding color and surface decoration will also be covered.
Level: Beginner
Date TBA
Class Fee: $45

 

 

Photos in Glass
Transfer your favorite black and white photo or image into fused glass to create a one of a kind piece of art.

Choose a photograph that you would like fused into glass:

  • Finished size of project will be 7” x 7”, so your image should be smaller to allow for a glass border. Suggested size is 4” x 4” , 5” x 5, ”or 4” x 6”
  • For best results, choose a high contrast image and convert to black and white if possible. If you are not able to convert to black and white, you may send a color image.
  • The clarity (resolution) of your printed image will be the clarity in your final fused project, so you may want to print a copy at home to check the clarity before emailing.

We will create a decal of your image that will then be added to your glass project on the day of the class. After fusing, your image will have a beautiful warm sepia tone, and will be permanently saved in glass.
All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, March 10, 2018; 10 am – 1 pm
Class Fee: $45

 

 

Woven Glass Baskets
Create a basket out of glass. Students will create a 7” fused glass basket from layers of colorful glass strips. Baskets will be fused and slumped into an open weave shape perfect for a display or for holding breads at your dinner table. All experience levels welcome.All experience levels welcome.
Saturday March 17, 2018, 10 am – 1 pm
Class Fee: $45

 

 

 

 

Bubbles in Glass
Learn how to capture waves of colored bubbles, or a regular pattern of bubbles in fused glass. Students will gain an understanding of trapped air in fused glass, and how to control the bubbles to add magic to a piece.  Methods for creating a predictable pattern of bubbles, and for creating random waves of colored bubbles will be explored and then used as a design element a fused glass piece. All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, April 14, 2018; 10 am – 1 pm
Class Fee $45

 

 

Glass Flower Dish
Learn to cut and layer curved pieces of glass to create a beautiful fused glass flower dish. Capture the beauty of spring flowers in glass, by incorporating frits, stringers, and iridized glass, along with lower firing temperatures. The finished flower trays will feature gently textured surfaces.  All experience levels welcome.
Saturday, April 28, 2018; 10 am-1 pm
Class Fee $45

 

 

 

Registration for the above classes is available on the Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass website:

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