Glass Casting

Learn how to create 3-D sculptures out of glass. You will be creating a design with clay, making a plaster mold from your design, and then casting your design in glass. The first class includes a mandatory safety review so attendance is required. Firings are included in the class price. Glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Four classes; includes glass fusing class pass.)

 

Stained Glass (Beginning)

Students will learn to cut and grind glass, apply copper foil, and solder finished pieces together. Beginners can expect to complete a simple 15-20 piece pattern project during class. Some supplies are included in the class price and glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center. Patterns not provided. (Six classes; includes stained glass class pass.)

Class includes orientation.

Glass Fusing Introduction

Students can learn the basics of glass fusing as they design and prepare small pieces for fusing in this one-day workshop. Some glass is included in the class price, and additional glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center.

Class includes orientation.

Glass Fusing (Beginning)

In this class, students will learn to transform flat pieces of glass into beautiful jewelry, picture frames, bowls, and plates. A kiln is used to first fuse the glass together and then again to slump the fused glass to shape. Cutting, grinding and layering glass pieces to form pleasing compositions will be demonstrated and practiced. The first class includes a mandatory safety review so attendance is required. Firings are included in the class price. Glass is available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Four classes; includes glass fusing class pass.)

Advanced Glass Fusing

Add depth to your glass fusing experience with three layer fusing followed by sandblasting, using floral former vases, shelf melts, pot melts, and metal inclusions. (Four classes; includes glass fusing class pass.)

Prerequisite: Either a beginning glass fusing class at the Craft Center or previous experience elsewhere with a glass studio orientation. Please call the Craft Center at 530-752-1475 or email craftcenter@campusrec.ucdavis.edu for the permission code.