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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

The Carolina's premier location for glass fusing workshops and supplies.

Glass Weaving, Stringer, and More

Saturday, April 29 to Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

By special request we're combining two popular workshops into one!  Start with the basics of glass weaving, in which we'll learn how to weave strips of glass together.  Then we'll cover some of the best projects that involve stringers, from woven stringer bowls to wavy stringers to stringer tapestries and related designs.  This course has something for everyone who's every wondered about the possibilities of weaving, stringers and glass.

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Master's Workshop

Friday,May 5  to Sunday, May 7, 2017
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $225
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

 

Moldmaking for Slumping

Saturday, May 13 to 14, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Tired of having your slumped pieces look like everyone else’s? How about just wanting to save a few dollars making your own slumping molds? Or are you interested in modifying existing molds to create your own unique style?

Here’s your chance to learn how to make simple, effective molds for slumping glass. You’ll learn about four different mold materials:

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Bubble Up and Drop

Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

 Here's a unique take on the drop formed vessel.  We'll start by making bubble ups, in which glass is arranged and fired to create clear areas in a particular pattern. The resulting pieces have a series of round clear areas, spaced either in lines or randomly throughout.  Then we'll use our bubble ups to create blanks to be dropped to form a vessel.

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Creating with Glass Enamels

Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28, 2017
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

If you're new to enamels, this is your opportunity to learn a whole new way of painting on glass. If you have previous experience with enamels, but want to learn to do more with them, then this is your chance to develop and expand your ability to use enamels in fused glass.

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Special Effects in Fused Glass

Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to get the most bang for your buck?  Then check out this workshop, which covers not one, not two, but three different fused glass techniques. We'll start with reactive glasses, then continue with techniques that involve iridized glasses, and then we'll explore the crackle technique in fused glass.

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Combing Glass in the Kiln

Saturday,June 10 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

One of the most exciting processes in kilnformed glass is when you reach in the kiln to manipulate hot glass.  Join Brad in a new two-day exploration of the technique of glass combing, using a rod to distort glass patterns in the kiln.

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Combining Glass and Stone with Weston Lambert

Wednesday, June 14 to Sunday, June 18, 2017
Visiting Instructor: Weston Lambert

During this intensive workshop students will learn how to merge multiple materials using kiln-casting, laminating, and coldworking.  While our initial focus will be on combining glass and stone, the techniques learned will enable you to combine glass with virtually any object and material. 

This session is full, but we have a second session with space available.  Click here for more.

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Combining Glass and Stone with Weston Lambert

Wednesday, June 21 to Sunday, June 25, 2017
Visiting Instructor: Weston Lambert

Second session!   During this intensive workshop students will learn how to merge multiple materials using kiln-casting, laminating, and coldworking.  While our initial focus will be on combining glass and stone, the techniques learned will enable you to combine glass with virtually any object and material. 

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Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, July 1 to Sunday, July 2, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

This workshop focuses on making sculptural pieces, architectural elements, and basic tableware from recycled glass. We'll use recycled window glass to create several different pieces, including textured glass panels and a slumped bowl made with tempered glass. We'll also explore techniques for coloring window glass, including using mica to create shimmering surfaces on the glass.

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Intensive Powders

Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, July 9, 2017
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

All you need to know to use glass powders, frits, and stringers to create unique and personal design elements, covered in two busy days. Techniques for shading, creating texture, and drawing will all be covered, as well as demonstrations of powder wafers and other ways of achieving painterly effects in glass.

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Intensive Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Thursday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15, 2017

Instructor: Brad Walker

Whether you're a beginner or just in need to taking your fused glass hobby to the next level, this is the workshop for you!  We'll spend four days covering everything from the basics to a host of intermediate techniques.  And you'll leave with everything you need to design, fire, and finish fused glass projects.

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Making Unique Fused Glass Jewelry

Saturday, July 22 to Sunday, July 23, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to make glass jewelry that stands out from the crowd?  Here's a fused glass jewelry class that focuses on designs and techniques that go beyond simply slapping a piece of clear on top of a dichroic scrap. 

We'll use both regular and dichroic glass to make basic pendants and cabochons, including more advanced techniques such as creating murrini, dichroic etching, and more.  We'll also cover basic coldworking and finishing techniques for jewelry, including hole drilling, grinding, and polishing.

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Beadmaking Basics

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to learn to manipulate hot glass in the flame?  Create basic bead shapes?  Or just create special elements to use your fusing projects? 

Then this is the workshop for you.  In one day, we'll cover the basics of beadmaking, including tool selection, studio setup, and essential safety practiices.  Topics covered will include creating basic beads, working with mandrels, using stringers, marvering, dot application, annealing, and bead cleaning.  We'll be using Bullseye rods, so pieces will be compatible with Bullseye fusing projects. No prior experience is necessary.

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Sandblasting and Airbrushing with Mica and Enamels

Saturday,August 5 to Sunday, August 6, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Take the frustration out of working with micas and enamels!  In this workshop we'll use both the airbrush and the sandblaster to create finished pieces with enamel and mica. Best of all, the technique can be used on any glass, from Bullseye to Spectrum to regular window glass.

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Fusing on the Edge

New Directions in Strip Construction

Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13
Instructor: Brad Walker

Strip construction -- the arranging of cut glass strips to form solid fused pieces -- has been around for years.  This workshop updates strip design basics by exploring ways to create strip pieces that don't necessarily walk the straight and narrow.  We'll create sample tiles using several different approaches the first day, then assemble, fire, and finish a larger strip piece using what we've learned.

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The Fused Glass Box

Thursday, September 14 to Sunday, September 17, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Learn to make distinctive fused glass boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes. We'll start with basic rectangular boxes, then move on to more complex shapes like circles and ovals.

By the end of the course you'll have made at least four boxes using two different methods, and including one custom shape of your own design.  You'll learn to make lids for your boxes using two different approaches.  And you'll leave with boxes, lids, instructions, and firing schedules for making even more.

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Registration Information

Click here to download the registration form (this is a pdf file).

All materials included for all classes. Sign up with a friend and save 10%. Or sign up for two or more classes at one time and save 10%.

Registration must be made prior to the start of all courses. A deposit of one half the course tuition must be paid at the time of registration, with the balance due thirty days prior to the beginning of the course. No space can be held without payment, and spaces will be held on a first-come, first-saved basis.

Once registered, you will receive a written confirmation. You will also be notified of tools required for the course and given any other relevant information. Please notify us if you do not hear from us by one week prior to the class.

Registration may be made by email, by fax, or by regular mail. To register by email, simply contact us by clicking on the "Contact us" link at the bottom right of the page. We'll get back to you to confirm a spot in the class and to pass on information about how to make your tuition payment or deposit. If you prefer to register by fax, or regular mail, please use our official registration form.

Click here to download the registration form (this is a pdf file).

Cancellation policy: A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be made if you cancel more than 30 days prior to the course. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the course, a refund (less processing fee) will be made ONLY if we are able to fill your space. On the rare occasion that we need to cancel a course, we will refund all fees paid. We will make every attempt to notify you of cancellation more than one week prior to the course.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about our classes.

Phone: (336) 712 8003           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Directions: 2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700, Clemmons, NC 27012