Kiln-Fired Glass (six-session workshop)

This workshop is an introduction to kiln-fired cast glass vessel making. We will cover the unique properties of the medium of glass and you will create glass bowls and vases by creating molds to cast your pieces. The class will cover the properties of glass such as, annealing, painting with glass powders, and using cold working equipment to refine finished pieces.

Special notes:
This is an in-person class that will take place in our mixed media studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of six students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. 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 is Friday, May 28.

What you will learn:

  • Learn about the properties of glass and kiln firing

  • Learn to create a simple sculpture 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:

  • A dust mask

  • Bring a sketchbook and a pencil or pen

  • 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 tile piece, but will generally range in price, up to $30.