Glass Fusing in a Clay Kiln

August 4 - August 8, 2023

Glass Fusing in a Clay Kiln


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $735
Material Fee: $100

This workshop is designed for clay artists wishing to expand into/incorporate the glass medium into their clay practice using an electric clay kiln. In addition to learning how to cut, assemble and fire the glass you will learn the technical properties of glass, 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. (This workshop is not geared toward making new clay projects and for safety and contamination of material purposes, it is not permitted to make clay projects in the glass studio during the workshop or after hours) Fusing, slumping, tack and fire polishing techniques will be covered. This workshop is recommended for anyone who has or has access to an existing electric kiln, but level of proficiency in using a kiln is not required. Making work to take home will be a byproduct of the workshop, not the primary focus.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
Lunch is included for all participants

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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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. She also teaches alternative ceramic firing methods and glass fusing privately and has been an instructor/demonstrating artist at Peters Valley School of Craft since 2016.

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