Advanced Fusing Techniques with Patty Gray Class Details

Advanced Fusing Techniques with Patty Gray

With:  Patty Gray

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Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Approx. Material Cost: Included

Experience Required: Some previous fusing experience is recommended

Type of Class: Demonstration and hands-on projects

Class Description: Create a studio-quality, custom designed bowl in this hands-on three day workshop. 
Patty Gray will demonstrate combing, pulling stringers from a vitrograph kiln, making and applying pattern bars,
use of stringers, gold leaf, mica, glass powders/frit and more! Students will experiment with these advanced kiln working
techniques and apply them to create their own personal style. Students will also have the opportunity to cold-work and finish
glass with specialized tools.  Students  will come away from this class with a better understanding of these coldworking
and finishing processes.

Safety: Please do not wear open toed shoes or sandals when cutting glass.
 Safety glasses are recommended during class.

Tools & Materials Included: Use of glass kilns, and necessary power tools. Materials are included

Additional Tools & Materials: Please bring your own cutting/ breaking tools and safety glasses

See the cancellation policy.

Read all about Delphi's Guest Instructors.
 

  • Category
  • Fusing
  • Skill Level
  • Intermediate
  • Instructor
  • Patty Gray
  • Need Help?
  • Call: 800-248-2048 x3024

Class Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great course to grow technically and creatively!
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Pros : Patty Gray was so generous with her knowlege in both technical and practical matters. Additionally, she encouraged us to experiment creatively. The class is structured to meet the student wherever they are and grow from the numerous project/techniuqes presented. So worth the time and money. I'll take the course again if available and I know there is more I can learn from her in this format.
Cons : None.
Other Thoughts : Patty Gray and her assistants were so helpful and willing to share information. It was also fun to be with other glass artists in this perfectly sized group. A great experience from start to finish. And the people at Delphi are always wonderful. Certainly enjoying going shopping in the warehouse. That was an added bonus.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Patty Gray's Class
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Pros : This is the best class I have ever attended. Patty and her team of helpers were friendly, knowledgeable, patient and provided great instruction. Multiple techniques were demonstrated, and students were given 'hands on' learning opportunities. A very wide range of supplies were included to enable each student to customize their pieces. I learned a lot and came away with six finished pieces!
Cons : None.
Other Thoughts : I will say that a second firing to slump our pieces was not offered and I did expect this given the picture shown with the course description. Everyone in the class had their own kiln, so no one requested this since we were all busy with new pieces and the kilns were very full! I'm sure had someone asked that this could have been provided.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent time with Patty Gray and all.
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Pros : Fabulous three-day session aided by Bobbie, Jan and Richard. Learned so much. Did so much! Eight pieces in three days! All different techniques. Did some coldworking. Great fellow classmates who were encouraging and supportive. Delphi staff was very helpful. Good atmosphere fir classes of this sort. One complaint .... the next one is a year away! Not sure I can wait!
Cons : None.
Other Thoughts : More. More. More.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Best course ever!
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Pros : This is course is jam packed with everything I could have hoped for... an opportunity to learn about many, many different techniques; tips and tricks. Patty is so generous in sharing her knowledge and experience and is a fascinating instructor who is patient as well as being an amazing teacher. She obviously cares about every student in her class and her passion for glass fusing and sharing this art is evident. My learning and skill grew far more than I imagined it could in this 3 day course. I see why students return again and again to further their skills. Patty's assistants were also fantastic! They were always available to help each student succeed. Everyone took their time to ensure concepts were fully grasped and all questions were welcome.
Cons : I wouldn't change one thing.
Other Thoughts : Thank you to Delphi for hosting/organizing this class. Delphi was incredibly generous in ensuring we had absolutely everything we needed and more times 10! Staff here are so friendly and helpful! I will be back to attend this course again and I will definitely be back for more courses at Delphi! Thanks so much for this great class!!! So worth the drive from Canada!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   What a Advanced Fusing Experience
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Pros : Couldn't ask for a better class. Made tons of beautiful fused glass pieces. Patty is an excellent instructor and has a ton of knowledge that she's willing to share. The class is hands-on with an exorbitant amount of glass/frits to experiment with.
Cons : I enjoyed the class so much, I didn't want it to end.
Other Thoughts : Delphi should think about having a class on making glass stakes for the yard.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Lots of New Ideas and Techniques - Great Class!
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Pros : This class was fun, fast moving and filled with lots of new ideas and technical. Excellent Class!
Cons :
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Exceptional Class
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Pros : Patty Gray and her assistant Carol Barker conducted a detailed, well organized and expertly instructed class. Patty demonstrated and taught a huge variety of techniques in three days while giving us ample time to design and create over 8 pieces of our own based on the techniques taught in class. The sheet glass and accessory glass provided by Delphi was extensive and wonderful. Patty was patient and explained things in various ways to ensure all participants understood the processes. When the technique required some exacting steps she completed them one on one with each of us. I felt so supported and encouraged by her positive comments, kind constructive suggestions for improvement and her “walk throughs” of completed student projects. I highly recommend this class and I look forward to attending again in the future to learn even more.
Cons : Not a thing!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Class of a lifetime!
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Pros : Three days of intense learning with fun like minded people. What more could you ask for. Learned so many techniques that I have read about but not practiced, great design feedback and I think some new lifetime friends. I will definitely treat myself to another Patty Gray class and look forward to more classes from other instructors.
Cons : I thought it was pricey UNTIL I realized how many projects we were able to do and with the fabulous glass and embellishments from Delphi and Patty Gray.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Advanced Fusing Techniques
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Pros : EXCELLENT class! Patty was very informative, explained in very easy to comprehend terminology. Wonderful amount of “hands on” experience! RECOMMEND 100 percent!
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : Please continue to have Patty teach!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Awesome Class
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Pros : Great class with Patty and the Delphi staff was fantastic. Patty’s assistant Jan was terrific and very helpful as well. I will definitely be back for another class, especially with Patty.
Cons : None
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Advanced Fusing Techniques w/Patty Gray
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Pros : Made a lot of stuff. Patty is a wonderful teacher-easy to understand & had good rapport with each student. She gave individual attention to everyone. She & her assistant, Jan, had prepared a lot of the class for us in advance, which allowed for us to to be able to make so many things. It saved us time.
Cons : Studio did not have a sink for washing glass pieces off after fusing & before & after coldworking. Also, if there was going to be no Sharpie pens available for our use, the teacher needed to know this so she could tell us to bring some.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent instructor
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Pros : Took a class from Patty in Vegas. You will not be disappointed. Excellent thorough teacher. Learned so many new techniques. Took my glass skills to the next level. Taking another class with her - so excited!!
Cons : None
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