Warm Glass: Exploring Fusing & Slumping

July 29 - August 2, 2022

Warm Glass: Exploring Fusing & Slumping


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $650
Material Fee: $100

Come get an introduction into the process of glass fusing and slumping. This will include the use of basic flat glass tools, kiln preparation and programming, as well as techniques using color, pattern, and texture. You will have the freedom to explore the beauty and fragility of glass while creating mounted wall decorative pieces and /or shallow functional vessels. OR……. If you have glass experience and would like to develop projects and more skills, please join us to dive deeper. Fusing, slumping, kiln casting, and pate de verde would be the main focus but this can be the opportunity to explore and experiment further.

*Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day


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



James Blake

First Introduced to Glass in 2009, James Blake was the Flat-shop instructor for 8 years at the Non-Profit studio GlassRoots, located in Newark ,NJ. He uses an interdisciplinary approach with ceramics, drawing/ painting, glass, and metals to create his own work focused mostly on the interaction of form and function. James has worked and studied with many craft organizations including Pilchuck glass school, Pittsburgh Glass center, Penland School of Crafts, and Urban Glass (Brooklyn ,NY), and Peters Valley School of Craft. He now works mainly out of his home studio in West Orange, NJ.

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