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

Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

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

Working with Stringer:  from Lattice to Tapestry

Friday, April 6 to Sunday, April 8, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

*** NEW ***  In three packed days we'll cover some of the best projects that involve stringers, from stringer bowls to wavy stringers to stringer tapestries.  This course has something for everyone who's every wondered about the possibilities of stringers and glass.

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It's a Small World:  Layering with Enamels

Friday, April 20 to Sunday, April 22, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Take your enamel skills to the next level and learn to create paintings or designs on multiple layers. This workshop focuses on techniques that create additional depth in your painted pieces. Shading, composition, and color theory will all be covered.

Jody's secrets for firing and re-firing enamels will be covered, as well as approaches to damming, and schedules that will minimize bubbles and work every time.

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Pop Up Monoprint:  Leaves and Fruit

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Monoprinting is a great way to use found objects, such as leaves and fruit, to transfer patterns onto glass.

Join Jody Danner Walker, author of Printmaking Techniques on Glass, as she demonstrates how to use glass enamels for leaf printing and more.  You'll get to use easy to find materials to make your own prints on glass, then fuse to create unique and beautiful monoprints.

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Master's Workshop

Friday,May 18  to Sunday, May 20, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, May 26 to 27, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Yes, it’s possible to fuse with glass that isn’t specifically made for fusing. This workshop focuses on ways to fuse using glass found in dumpsters, taken from old windows, or purchased inexpensively at a hardware or used office supply store. In addition to an overview of the types of glass that can be used, we’ll complete three different projects.

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Intensive Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Thursday, May 31 to Sunday, June 3, 2018

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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Pate de Verre Sucré with Jody Danner Walker

Thursday, June 7 to June 10, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

New dates!

At last!  After many requests, for the first time ever, Jody offers a workshop that covers the techniques she uses to create her beautiful free-flowing Pate de Verre Sucré sculptures.  Pate de Verre Sucré, so-named because the pieces have a sugar-like texture, rather than the smoother texture more commonly found in Pate de Verre, is a technique that Jody developed and perfected over many years.

This special workshop will cover every facet of Jody's technique, from creating your own mold to mixing colors to assembling and firing.

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Flower Power:  Bud Vases, Pocket Vases, and Floral Formers

Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

If April showers bring May flowers, what does June bring?  Vases to hold the flowers, of course!

This workshop focuses on three great methods of creating vases to hold flowers.  We'll start with tall, narrow bud vases, drop formed in the kiln.  Then continue with fused pocket vases that can hang on the wall.  And finish with curvy floral formers.  You'll learn several ways to fuse, two unique slumping techniques, and leave with the knowledge that you'll never have to put up with naked flowers again.

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Moldmaking for Slumping

Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 1, 2018
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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Some Like It Hot

Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, June 24, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

What better way to appreciate summer than spending the weekend exploring kiln-forming processes that take place at 1650F and higher. Our focus will be on combing, or manipulating molten glass in the kiln, with the goal of creating and completing a large combed platter like the one at left. We'll also explore high temperature melts such as pot and wire melts and learn about high fire techniques, too.

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Extreme Pattern Bars

Friday, June 29 to Sunday, July 1, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

You may know how to make basic patterns bars, but you've never seen anything like this. We'll take the process to the next level, beyond simple stacking and into much more elaborate pattern bar territory.

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From Scrap to Masterpiece

Saturday, July 14 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Instructors: Jody and Brad Walker
Looking for an idea of how to use up some of your scrap glass and also create a work of art?  Here's your opportunity to create a beautiful flat panel or slumped bowl "masterpiece" using nothing but scrap glass.  You can add colorful embellishments using glass powders, frits  or paint with Sunshine enamels.
 
You'll get the chance to make two pieces, each in the colors you want, the shape you'd like, and using enamels, powder, or both.
 

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Surface Techniques:  Crackle, Irid, and Mica

Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to make your pieces stand out? This workshop focuses on techniques and effects that move beyond straightforward cutting and assembling glass. Topics covered include working with iridescent glass, using mica powder, crackle, and more.  Airbrushing, sandblasting, and painting by hand will all be used to create our pieces

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From Strip to Drop

Thursday, July 26 to 29, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

This special class combines new approaches to strip construction with drop formed vessels that can be as much as 8 to 10 inches deep!  Don't miss this unique opportunity.

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Photo Transfer

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

The photo transfer technique is a quick and easy way to transfer your favorite photos and drawings to fused glass. Join Jody Danner Walker, author of Printmaking Techniques on Glass, as she takes you through all the ins and outs of the process.  You'll learn about transfer paper, the best way to make the transfer, and tips for successful fusing of your images.

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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, August 11 to Sunday, August 12, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Ever wanted to make murrini, but didn't have access to a glory hole or a beadmaking torch? Well, here's your chance to learn to use the vitrigraph kiln to create cane and murrini that can easily be incorporated in your fused pieces. No prerequisites or special skills required, just a desire to manipulate hot glass as it flows from the vitrigraph kiln.

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Master's Workshop

Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

 

Making Unique Fused Glass Jewelry

Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, August 26, 2018
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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Glass and Stone:  Pocket Sculptures

Saturday, September 8 to Sunday, September 9, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

This workshop is based on processes taught by artist Weston Lambert, and is offered with his permission and blessing.  In two busy days we'll cover the basics of combining diverse materials, with a focus on combining glass and stone to create small "pocket sculptures" that can be made quickly with basic coldworking tools and techniques.

You'll be able to bring and use your own stones or choose from the selection we'll have available.  You'll also have a range of options for the glass to include, from previously made pieces to pieces we'll craft in the class.  And best of all, you'll take home at least two pocket sculptures of your own.

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Master's Workshop

Friday, December 7 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

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