This three-session class is designed to introduce students to fused glass produced in the BARN Glass Studio.
Outcomes: The participant will learn safety basics, glass studio procedures, fused glass design concepts, and basic physics of heat and glass. Each student will create a fused glass piece to take home in each session.
Learn basic glass kiln fusing stages.
Learn how to cut, score, and break glass into desired shapes.
Discuss the design of your fused glass piece.
Create your own glass tile sampler.
Design and create a functional fused glass piece.
Continue to learn basic glass concepts.
Develop a design for your bowl.
Learn to cut a circle for a bowl.
Learn to use of Wet Room grinder.
Learn to prepare a mold for your bowl to be fired in the kiln.
- Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy.
- On the first day there will be a 1/2 hour lunch break. Feel free to bring a snack or lunch. There is a community kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave for your use.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.
Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
Instructors: Donna Rodger and Anne Miller
Donna Rodger has been creating glass since 2017. Teaching introductory classes and mentoring is a natural extension of her career as a Critical Care Nurse Educator.
Taking complex concepts and tasks and breaking them down into easily understood pieces is her strength.
At heart, Anne Miller is an artist and designer whose chosen mediums include concrete, textiles, clay, paper, metal, encaustic, stained and now fused glass.
Her passion took her on many paths, ceramics and portraiture, and eventually led to a career in graphic and textile design and as a Marimekko retailer, toy and apparel designer.
Combining her talents for design and business, she pursued a career with Herman Miller and Steelcase, that spanned 35 years.
Recently retired, Anne’s degree and passion for art and design has led her to BARN to immerse herself and focus on all forms of art-creating, designing and having a terrific time.