BARN member: $60 (3 sessions)
Non-member: $72 (3 sessions)
Saturday, October 1 from 9 to 11 am; Sunday & Monday, October 2 & 3 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Materials Fee: $15
Prerequisite: Completion of A-Z of Fused Glass
In the two-hour session on Saturday, participants will learn how to load a kiln properly and prepare it for firing, identify kiln parts, operate a controller, understand basic firing schedules, and practice setting a kiln for firing. During this same session, they will assemble a number of glass pieces for test firings. During the next two days, they will use their assembled pieces to perform a test firing, tack fuse, contour fuse, and full fuse. After each firing, they will discuss outcomes and how to achieve different results. A week after the class, participants must submit an online written kiln operation exam. Following this exam and successful observed kiln settings, they may be approved for renting glass studio kiln time.
In order to complete the class in three sessions, participants will travel from BARN to an alternate site and back on Sunday and Monday.
Carol Baker’s introduction to glass art began with stained glass mosaics while she was living in Virginia in 2005. After completing many mosaic projects and looking for a creative challenge, she purchased her first kiln and Lazy Dog Glass Studio was born. Carol has always appreciated a more functional form of art and strives to create beautiful pieces that can be enjoyed in everyday life. In 2012, she relocated to Bainbridge Island where she continues to study fused glass and to advance her knowledge of the intricacies of warm glass art.
Teri Smith has worked with fused glass for over ten years, selling individual pieces, designing commission artwork, giving gifts, or decorating her own home. Having joined BARN, Teri also enjoys taking jewelry classes and has written a published comic romantic mystery, Affection for Crime.