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First Fusing Class Description

glass coaster class by Leland DennickIn this 3.5 hour class you’ll make two 4″ by 4″ coasters and one 6″ square piece using several different techniques.

Projects will be fired after class and available for pick up in within a few days. We can also ship.

• The day begins with a brief safety talk and gets rolling with a lecture demo on the most important aspects of working with fused glass: color reactions, volume control & fun.

• We’ll then cut and assemble pieces for the first coaster.  No prior glass work glass class self portraitexperience is necessary, but those who do have experience can enjoy more complicated projects.  Ideas include abstract designs, self portraits (fun for kids!) and animal portraits.  We’ll use sheet glass, powdered glass (AKA grit), stringers (long skinny sticks of glass) and glass rods of Bullseye brand fusable glass.

• For the second coaster students can choose from our pre-made part sheets to create a silly fish or other design.  Part sheets are patterned glass made from a combination of advanced techniques resulting in unique glass with various designs and  textures.

• The third project, a 6″ square, may be created using any of the above techniques.

The class fee includes glass and firing costs. Class size is limited to two, so each person has plenty of space and attention.

Call me for more info. – Leland

Learn Advanced Fusing Techniques One on One

Leland Dennick, fused glass artYou asked for it, I’m offering private lessons in glass fusing at our studio in Sebastopol.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Here’s how it works.  For an hour fee (two hour minimum) I’ll provide instruction and tools – cutters, grinder, tile saw, kilns, polishers, etc.  You only need to bring your own eye protection (glasses or safety glasses) and wear appropriate clothing (including closed toe shoes).  The fee includes some glass.  Additional glass and materials are available for purchase. Buy just enough to complete your project. In addition to Bullseye brand’s vibrant color palette of 90 COE  glass, my students can also use one of a kind components that I’ve made, incuding raked, painted and layered glass.

Learn a new technique, make gifts, have fun!  Adults, and children age 8 and up with parental supervision. One to two people at a time.

BAKE AND TAKE PROJECTSCoasters by Leland Dennick glass art

Here are a few project ideas to pique your imagination:

• Coasters – suitable for beginner to advanced
• Self portrait – great for kids
• Sushi plate- suitable for beginner to advanced
• Sun catchers and ornaments
• Pendants, cabuchons, and earrings
• Heart dish or wavy bowl
• Box with fused glass inset

Sea Horse fused glass art by Stacey Dennick LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES

• Basic fusing & slumping
• Frit imagery (using powdered glass)
• Using color reactions for texture and depth
• Create and fuse your own decals (additional supply fees apply)
• 22 Kt gold leaf inclusions (additional supply fees apply)
• Paint with Sunshine vitreous water based, non-toxic enamels
• The art of cold working with diamond polishers
• The Bubble up technique for creating organic patterns in glass
• Working thick – multi-layered imagery

Sound like fun?  It is.  Call or email for more information.

Leland Dennick contact info