THE ART of GLASS FUSING - for beginners

Glass fusing has understandable become very popular over the years

Come and learn how to create an impressive fused glass art piece with just a two night class!

Taking a fusing class starts with learning how to cut glass. We teach you how to cut glass and then show how a variety of tools can be used to modify the shape. A supplied paper pattern with project shapes is the guide for the glass pieces

Completed glass pieces are stacked into layers then carefully placed in a glass kiln. The glass kiln literally fuses the individual pieces of glass together then after bends the glass to take the desired shape

That fusing-bending-slumping process takes a few days so you'll pick up your fused glass art piece a week or so later 

You now have the basic glass fusing knowledge to further explore and create more excellent fused glass art!

 

Choose from the selection of projects below

 Two nights: starts Thursday 24th   6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

Register in advance by phone or email with payment to hold your spot.

We accept Visa, MasterCard or Interac e-Transfer® 

email: info@konaglasslessons.com 

phone: 604 877 1332 

 


 

Retro Wrap Plate

At full fuse, specialty clear glass placed on top of an opal glass will push into, then displace, the opal glass underneath it.

What’s left behind are transparent pools wherein shadows become an element of the overall design.

In this piece, the clear was cut to echo the shape of the opal glass resulting in a clean and modern look. 

Click link to display this project: Retro Wrap Plate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two nights: starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 


 

Candy Dish

This project is easy to prepare.

Looks like crushed peppermint candy around the border. 

No problem to change up the colors if you wish. 

Click link to display this project: 

Peppermint Candy Dish

 

 

 

 

Two nights starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 


 

Spirit Glass Colored Dish

Using Clear-based System 96 Spirit glass, this elegant plate combines strips of translucent pale colors with a base layer of Murano Spirit glass

Easy to prepare as most cut lines are straight

Click link to display this project:Spirited Glass Colors Dish Instructions

 

Two nights starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

      Classic Pattern-Shift Design

From a mix-color glass sheet, cut a sequence of strips

 Keep the continuity of the shifting color pattern organized for assembly (or mix it up) 

The strips then are assembled between two "bookend" pieces of solid color glass.

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 Pattern-Shift Design Dish Instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two nights starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 


 
 
 
Optical Weave Technique
 
This technique creates the illusion of a weaved dish by placing an extra square of clear glass in an alternating pattern in the checkerboard design
 
This project measures 8 x 8 inches and has a 1/4-inch clear border
 
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Two nights starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax

 

 

 


 

Fused Glass Pinwheel Bowl

 

Inspired by a beautiful blown glass bowl by Nicholas Kekicof of Tsuga Studios.com 

Consists of twelve glass pieces carefully arranged on a wavy scalloped edge base.

12 inch diameter

 

 

Two nights starts Thursday 24th

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  

$125 plus tax