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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

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

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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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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Creating with Glass Enamels

Saturday, September 15 to Sunday, September 16, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Special two day version of Jody's enamel workshop.  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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Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Saturday, September 29 to Sunday, September 30, 2018

Instructor: Brad Walker

Whether you're a beginner or just need a refresher, this is the workshop for you!  We'll cover all the basics in two intensive days.

Learn how to cut, fuse, and slump glass in the kiln.  When you leave, you'll know everything you need to know to get started fusing glass.

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Intermediate Fusing Techniques

Saturday, October 6 to Monday, October 8, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Got the basics down and want to know what's next?  Or just ready to round out your fusing arsenal with some new techniques?  Then this is the workshop for you. 

We'll cover a myriad of intermediate techniques, from reactive glasses to crackle to pattern bars to iridized glass to mica and more.

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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, November 3 to Sunday, November 4, 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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Moldmaking for Slumping

Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, October 28, 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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Flower Power:  Bud Vases, Pocket Vases, and Floral Formers

Saturday, November 10 to Monday, November 12, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

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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Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 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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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

Combing Glass in the Kiln

Saturday, December 15 to Sunday, December 16, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

What better way to get out of the winter cold 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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Pate de Verre Sucré with Jody Danner Walker

Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24, 2019
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

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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Registration Information

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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