|Stained Glass • Fusing • Mosaics • Jewelry Supplies|
Come explore the reactive capabilities of fusible glasses. Discover the fun and creative possibilities of fusing glasses that produce interesting effects by chemical reactions. While fusing in a kiln the chemicals that help give the glass it’s color can react with certain chemicals in other glasses. This reaction occurs at the interface of where the glasses meet. This class will help you figure out which glasses react with other glasses and how to use this information to enhance your work. The knowledge gained is also valuable if you are trying to avoid the accidental reaction that can ruin a piece. Students will have an opportunity to work with a variety of reactive glasses and create sample tiles to keep for further reference. Firing schedules and related topics will also be covered.
Some glass fusing and cutting experience is required. All materials and use of tools is included.