December 10 – 14
“Ultimate Fusing” – with Gil Reynolds
experienced fusers, this is an incredible opportunity to take your work to the
next level. Gil’s ultimate fusing system is an all encompassing approach that
deals with every aspect of producing artwork with kiln formed glass from
building a palette and an image library to innovative mold designs and specific
kiln control. This is also a component based class where the emphasis is on
learning how to make unique and intriguing design elements. Once an inventory
of these parts is built, then the artwork is created by assembling the
different components. This class will have a bit of a 'three ring circus'
atmosphere as students learn ways to integrate kilns, torches and fire buckets
techniques to create specific visual effects. Some of activities covered are
advanced fusing processes such as 'combing,' 'mosaic,' reverse firing,'
'inlay' and "Pate-de-verre'
techniques. This class will cover investment and mold making materials, types
of glass, compatibility, kiln firing schedules, annealing and using enamels in
cast glass. Students will also have hands-on experience using a torch and the
Murphy Fire Bucket, a 2150º F. furnace used to make twists, stringers, pattern
bars and paper weights. Gil's informative and humorous banter makes this class
an educational delight. This is a great class to take if you want to move way
beyond the basic 'cut, stack and fire' approach to fusing. This is a guaranteed
exciting week for all intermediate and advanced fusers.
Size: Limited to 10 students
Price includes – Materials
Monday - Friday - 9:30am –
A glass cutter, glass pliers, notebook and safety glasses