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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

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

Alcohol Inks on Glass

Saturday, February 23, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

No experience required.   A hands-on, fun-filled workshop that will show you how to use colorful, inexpensive alcohol inks on float glass.  We'll use them to make three different projects:  a flat panel, a curved plate, and a ready-to-hang ornament.

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Drop Formed Bowls and Vases

Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Curious about drop formed bowls and vases?  We'll cover all the basics, from creating the blank, to watching the drop, to coldworking, and more.  You'll learn how to drop both wider-rimmed bowls and narrow-rimmed vases.

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Glass and Stone:  Pocket Sculptures

Saturday, March 16 to Sunday, March 17, 2019
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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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, 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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Glass Weaving in a Day

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Got a day to spend?  Get out of the heat and come by our studio and learn to weave glass.  We've cover two different ways of weaving -- the traditional method where strips of glass are woven together and a simpler "false weave" that can be used to create a woven glass bowl.

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Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Saturday, April 6 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

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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Creating Miniature Paintings with Glass Enamels

Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Special three 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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Special Effects in Fused Glass

Friday, April 19 to 21, 2019
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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Dynamic Kilncarving

Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

*** New *** Basic kilncarving involves laboriously cutting fiber paper to create designs in glass.  Not only can it be bad for your health, it can take hours to create an intricate design.  And you can only use it once.

Instead, go beyond the basics with this innovative approach to creating texture in glass.  After a refresher on the traditional approach, we'll explore two alternative ways to kilncarve.  Create your design in clay, on a sheet of paper, or even with a computer.  Be as intricate as you wish, create a design that's yours and yours alone, and then learn how to go from design to finished mold that you can use over and over again.  It's the best way to bring texture to the underside of your glass.

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Fusing on the Edge

New Directions in Strip Construction

Friday, May 10 to Sunday, May 12, 2019
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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Master's Workshop

Friday, May 17  to Sunday, May 290, 2019
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

Working with Stringer:  from Lattice to Tapestry

Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

 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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Some Like It Hot

Saturday, June 1 to Sunday, June 2, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

What better way to appreciate the beginning of 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 related high fire techniques, too.

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Advanced Pate de Verre Sucré with Jody Danner Walker

Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

For those who've taken Jody's basic Pate de Vere Sucré class and want to learn more!  Special topics covered include incorporating sheet glass pieces in pate de verre and using enamels and micas with pate de verre.

 

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Bubble Up and Drop

Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
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 or oval transparent 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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How to Photograph Your Glass

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Visiting Instructor: Michael Davis

This class is geared toward anyone who would like to have help in achieving better images of their glass creations. Whether you are using high end amateur cameras or simply your cell phone, this class will give you the techniques to use to get the images you desire.

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The Glass Table Top

Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30, plus one day!

Instructors: Brad Walker and Jody Danner Walker

Everything you need to know to make your own unique glass table top. We'll discuss basic design concepts and several approaches to making thicker pieces.  Students will create two smaller designs to test their ideas, then construct and assemble a larger 16" to 18" square, 1/2" to 3/4" thick table top using what you learned.   Pieces will be fired in our kilns, then you'll return for a third day of your choosing for one-on-one instruction on coldworking your piece so that it's ready to show off and use.  A base for the table top will be included in the cost of the class.

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Alcohol Inks on Glass

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

No experience required.   A hands-on, fun-filled workshop that will show you how to use colorful, inexpensive alcohol inks on float glass.  We'll use them to make three different projects:  a flat panel, a curved plate, and a ready-to-hang ornament.

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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, July 13 to Sunday, July 14, 2019
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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Flow Bowls

Friday, July 19 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

*** New ***  Learn to arrange glass pieces and strips so that they flow together in the heat of the kiln to create unique bowls and platter designs.  We'll start with basic arrangements, then move on to more complicated designs.  You'll learn how to fire, how to get the pieces ready for slumping, and how to create the finished piece.  Techniques for creating both round and square pieces will be covered.

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Glass Casting and Pate de Verre

Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28, 2019
Instructors: Jody Danner Walker and Brad Walker

A comprehensive exploration of methods for casting glass, from simple open faced castings to more elaborate techniques such as lost wax casting and casting with rubber molds.

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The Fused Glass Box

Friday, August 2 to Sunday, August 4, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Learn to make distinctive fused glass boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes. We'll cover both basic rectangular boxes and more complex shapes like circles and ovals.

By the end of the course you'll have made at least three 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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Intensive Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Thursday, August 22 to Sunday, August 25, 2019

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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Master's Workshop

Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15, 2019
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

 

Master's Workshop

Friday, November 15 to Sunday, November 17, 2019
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