Fused Glass Boot Camp: Beginners!

4 Days. 8 Hours a Day. All the Basics. Over 12 projects. Are you ready to enlist?

Our Fused Glass Boot Camp includes core material from across our classes to provide you with a comprehensive, world-class fusing foundation.

This class is ideal for:

  • Beginners who want a comprehensive start to fused glass.
  • Experienced fusers who feel like their fused glass education is a bit spotty and they want to fill in the blanks.
  • Out-of-towners who want a world-class start at one of the top fused glass teaching studios (but can't travel into Austin for classes spread over multiple weeks).

Here are many (but not all) of the things you'll learn at the Helios Fused Glass Boot Camp:

  • Fusing safety
  • Basic glass cutting
  • Basic fusing concepts (like how glass behaves at different temperatures in a kiln)
  • The kinds of glass that are available for fusing
  • Firing schedule fundamentals
  • Problem diagnosis and solving
  • Flat fusing - and the choices you have about how you fire glass.
  • Glass circle cutting
  • Slumping
  • Draping
  • Drop rings
  • Sandblasting
  • Kiln-carving
  • Textured fusing
  • Technique identification

We will also fire up the vitrigraph, provide a slide overview of coldworking, discuss kilns (how they work, selecting one, maintenance, etc.) and more!

You will make over a dozen projects including reference tiles, several completed bowls, and jewelry.

The Helios classroom is well stocked with tools, supplies and glass (including every color and size frit that Bullseye manufactures).

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

Includes: •  4 days of instruction & work time
•  All glass and supplies
•  Use of necessary tools
•  All kiln firings

Tuition: $750  Includes all glass. No tools to buy.

Teacher: Paul Tarlow

Sessions Dates Days ♦ Times
BOB-190320March 20 - 23, 2019Wed. - Sat. ♦ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM