Glass Fusing in a Clay Kiln

June 25 - June 29, 2021

Glass Fusing in a Clay Kiln

$715.00

Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $615
Material Fee: $100

Expand your clay practice with glass using an electric kiln. Participants will learn how to cut, assemble and fire glass based on its technical properties, how to load the kiln, what materials/tools are needed, firing schedules, types of firing for certain results and cold working to make jewelry or incorporate fused glass into fired clay objects. Fusing, slumping, tack and fire polishing techniques will be covered. Making work to take home will be a byproduct of the workshop, not the primary focus.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Lisa G. Westheimer

Lisa G. Westheimer is a full time artist living/working in northern NJ. She has an MA in studio arts (Ceramics) from Montclair State University and teaches ceramics and glass at The Yard School of Art at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ; and was an instructor/demonstrating artist at Peters Valley School of Craft in 2016, 2017 & 2019.

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