Basic Finishing

Quality glass art requires a quality finish.

Crisp, finished edges and smooth, polished surfaces can turn an average piece of fused glass into an exceptional piece of art.

In this class you will learn the basics of finishing glass edges and surfaces using both coldworking by hand and with machines as well as using heat work in the kiln.

Dichroic technique samples

Material that is covered includes how to use the flat grinders (both diamond and grit), the vertical wet belt sander, the sandblaster and more. We will also cover loose grit finishing - the only way to coldwork the inside curves of bowls and other slumped surfaces.

Students are strongly encouraged to bring in several of their own flat (not slumped) pieces to work on during this class.

In this class you will learn the following:

This class includes a full-color printed copy of Paul's book Coldworking Glass Without Machines, a $24.95 value.

Students will work on a variety of pieces.


Includes: •  4 hours instruction & work time
•  Glass & supplies to complete class projects
•  Use of necessary tools
•  All kiln firings

Class Size: 10 students (max)

Tuition: $100  Includes all materials. No tools to buy.

Prerequisite: Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners (or equivalent)

Teacher: Paul Tarlow

Sessions Dates Days ♦ Times
CW2-170329Mar 29 - Apr 5, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CW2-170607Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CW2-171213Dec 13 - Dec 20, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM