Fusing, Slumping and Kiln Carving

Work made in beginners courseKiln carving, fusing, and slumping involves placing glass in kilns to melt and fuse glass pieces together, to add textures and patterns, and to mould the glass into forms. These techniques are often used in architectural applications, for windows and door panels, room dividers, signs and trophies. Examples of fusing and slumping.


Fusing & Slumping – BEGINNERS 

Tutor: Barbara Humphreys

Saturdays and Sunday  – 2.5 days – Day 1 & 2: 9:30 am-4:00 pm and Day 3: 9:30am-12:30pm 

Do you want to enter the wonderful world of fused and slumped glass?  In this course, Beginners to glass, and those with some experience, will learn the processes required to create a beautiful fused and slumped glass piece to take home.  Learn how to cut glass, the safety practices when working with glass, how to prepare glass for kiln firing and learn what happens to glass in the fusing and slumping processes.   

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum 6  

Prerequisite: No experience necessary. 

Cost: $285.00 – Includes all materials, kiln use and course notes.


Kiln Carving – BEGINNERS 

Tutor: Barbara Humphreys

Saturday – 1 day – 9:30 am – 3:30 pm  

Ever wondered how patterns are “carved” into glass? This workshop teaches techniques to create “carved” glass. Learn how to create and cut patterns from ceramic fibre paper, the types of glass to use and kiln firing processes involved. Safety procedures for using glass and ceramic fibre products will also be covered. This is a great beginner course as no glass cutting skills are required. Experienced glass users will also benefit by learning new techniques to add to their glass skills. Participants will make one glass “kiln carved” project.

Minimum 5 with maximum 6  

Prerequisite: No experience necessary. 

Cost: $140.00 – Includes glass, patterns, kiln use and all other materials.

Pot / Screen Melt – INTERMEDIATE

Tutor: Catja White

Sunday – 2 days – 9:30am – 1:00pm 

Ever wondered what to do with all that scrap fusible glass? This two day workshop will introduce you to the world of pot and screen melts. Pot and screen melts can be used to make jewellery, inclusions in other fused glass projects or simply as works of art in their own right.

Numbers: Minimum 5 with maximum of 8

Prerequisite: Completion of introductory fusing and slumping glass course.

Cost: $155.00 – includes all materials

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations – BEGINNERS 

Tutor: Chris Bell

Sunday – 9:30am to 3:30 pm 

In this workshop, the tutor will provide a large number of Christmas themed designs to work on, or you can bring your own.  Instruction will be given to those who have not cut glass before.Decorations

Numbers: Minimum 6 with maximum 8.

Prerequisite: No experience necessary.
Note: This workshop is not a replacement for the beginners fusing and slumping course. 

Cost: $180.00 – includes small glass pack, glass cutting instructions and firing fees. Additional glass is available to purchase.