Second Fused Glass Ornament Class

I had a scheduled fused glass ornament class recently, however, I also hold private classes as long as there are 3 people in the class. Brenda, the person who encouraged me to give fused glass classes to begin with, asked for a private fused glass ornament class for her and her two friends. No experience is necessary for my fused glass classes. During the class students designed, assembled, and prepare two fused glass ornaments. Some of their choices were Santa, tree, snowman, wreath, stars, OR candle one to keep and one to share. 

With my instruction/guidance through the fused glass process Brenda and her friends created fused glass Christmas ornaments.  Brenda created 3 ornaments a snowman, wreath, and Christmas tree I love how she made the tree, very creative.

Glenda created two fused glass ornaments, a Christmas tree and a snowman. I love purple so needless to say I really like both her ornaments. Notice on her snowman the dot shifted on his hat, that in the fusing world is referred to as “shift happens”, meaning things move in the kiln. I’ve seen it where glass will totally pop off. It happens and there isn’t really anything that you can do – just enjoy the oddness of it.

Kayla made three fused glass ornaments a Christmas tree, snowman, and wreath. First I really like how she did her Christmas tree, very creative. Her snowman is great she has two murine on it and her wreath has one murrine.

Brenda, Glenda, and Kayla also received Halloween stirrers and their free gift for attending the class but I only got a picture of Kayla (I’m not sure why, we were pretty busy).

Normally when I hold a class I try to have a mini-home show as well. It let’s students see samples for the class and examples of other fused glass pieces we can make in the future. During this class I had a full home show up (I hadn’t taken it down yet) and Kayla found this beautiful fused glass trellis piece (just finished) that she wanted. It’s kind of a special piece and she got to change out some of the flowers.

Here are some of the supplies available for the ornament class. I’ve also cut some snowman bases as well. Students can embellish their ornaments with frit (crushed glass), Vitrigraph, dots, dichroic glass, glass paints, etc. in various colors.  I will fire the Ornaments in the kiln and students can pick up the ornaments within 7 days. I’ll provide pickup instructions during class.

Please let me know ( if you have any questions.

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Keeping my kilns warm,


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