Tapestry Cups: The Art of the Deep Slump


Make (and admire) a form that looks more like a blown vessel than your typical fused bowl.

We all love the shallow bowls, platters and trays that are common in fused glass artwork — but sometimes we long for the tall, upright vessels that glass blowers consider standard fare. This class will show you how to make steep sided "cups" that are unlike anything made in a traditional slumping mold.

Students will learn different design options, how to efficiently cut narrow strips of glass, bowl assembly, damming thick work, how to create a custom "drop ring" (that students will keep when class is complete), firing "bottom-less" slumps, how to remove a drop ring "brim", and edge finishing.

All materials and studio fees are included in the price of the class.

Visit the gallery to see examples of work from this class!

Includes: •  8 hours instruction & work time
•  Glass & supplies to complete class projects
•  Use of necessary tools
•  All kiln firings
•  Unlimited free "studio time" for class projects

Class Size:  8 students (max)

Tuition: $250   Includes all glass. No tools to buy.

Prerequisite: Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners (or equivalent)

Teacher: Paul Tarlow

Sessions Dates Days ♦ Times
TAP-170222Feb 22 - Mar 22, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Skip 3/15/2017)
TAP-170503May 3 - May 31, 2017Wednesdays ♦ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
(Skip 5/17/2017)