Glass Sculpture

Explore the sculptural and functional sides of glass working. Kiln fired glass casting is a technique that allows us to work with the delicate and exciting material of glass without the expense and complexity of glassblowing. Working with a sculptural form of your choice, you will learn to create a mold and cast the final piece in glass. As you work on your projects, you will learn the properties of glass such as, annealing, painting with glass powders, and using cold working equipment to refine finished pieces. At the end of the class, you’ll take home several glass pieces of your own design and making!

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

What you will learn:

  • Learn about the properties of glass and kiln-firing

  • Learn how to make an open-face mold, a two-part 3D sculptural mold, and a vessel mold.

  • Learn how to apply glass powders onto a mold surface and how to fill a mold with glass.

  • Learn how to do cold working on glass work after it has been fired to refine the finished piece.

Required supplies:

  • Dust mask

  • The glass frit you will use to fill your molds will be available for purchase in the studio. The cost of this supply will depend on the size and design of your piece, but will generally range in price, up to $30.