When people hear The Art Garage talk about fusing glass, some get just a little nervous. I mean we are talking about melting glass, and that is pretty serious, right?
The short answer is yes, but it is important to realize that at no point will you be near any melting glass. You will get the opportunity to learn about cutting, grinding, and shaping glass, but this is all done while the glass is room temperature. Some projects are recommended for adults and kids that are eight years and older.
Drop-in anytime to create with Glass Fusion!
We do offer workshops and glass fusion art parties, but you can also drop in anytime to work with glass. Even if you have no experience yet, we’re happy to introduce you to our glass studio and show you how the process works.
You’ll choose from hundreds of projects including glass fusion jewelry, sun-catchers, night lights, dishes, bowls, lamps, and more.
Then, our friendly staff will show you how to cut, grind, and shape glass to your desired design. We have tons of beautiful glass to choose from and lots of ideas around the studio to inspire you. When you’re all done, we’ll fire your art in our glass kiln and your project will be ready to pick up a week after you create it (or 2 weeks for 3D projects).
Glass fusion makes for a unique ladies’ night out, a great teen or tween birthday, or is a new and fun thing to do for an afternoon out with a friend. Projects start at $20. Please, call ahead for groups of 6 or more.
Please, know that this type of art is fun and somewhat unpredictable. The glass may not melt exactly how you think. We can advise you on how things may turn out, but know there is no 100% percent predictability on what the final piece will look like. That’s part of the excitement of kiln-fired art!
-Glass is fired in the kiln for about 8 hours at temperatures up to 1800 degrees.
-The glass melts, and then slowly cools, which joins the cut glass into one solid, fused piece.
-3-dimensional pieces, like dishes and lamps, are then placed in a second kiln firing over or into a mold. This is what gives the glass its form.