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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

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

Sand Painting in Glass

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Instructor: Brad Walker

Learn how to use small pieces of glass frit to create beautiful, unique sand paintings in the tradition of Native American Sandpainting.  This technique, which was adapted for glass by glass artist, David Alcala, is easy to learn and adapts well to landscapes and abstract designs.

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Working with Stringer:  from Lattice to Tapestry

Friday, February 21 to Sunday, February 23, 2020
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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Moldmaking with Clay

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Instructor: Brad Walker

A one day overview of techniques to create molds for slumping and texture plates for fusing.  We'll focus on using clay, but will also touch on plaster/silica molds.  

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Glass Weaving in a Day

Saturday, March 7, 2020
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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Master's Workshop

Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 15, 2020
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 1:00 last day

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Powders in the Extreme

Saturday, March 21 to Sunday, March 22, 2020
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

All you need to know to use glass powders to create unique and personal design elements. We'll cover over thirty different techniques for designing, shading, creating texture, and drawing with glass powders.  Powder wafer will also be demonstrated, as well as many other ways achieving painterly effects in glass.

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Smooshed Glass

Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, March 29, 2020
Instructor: Brad Walker

Who says glass wants to be two layers thick?  Not this class!

We'll learn how to take thick pieces and make them thin in the heat of the kiln.  How thin?  Thinner than a nickel, even thinner than a dime. 

And even more, smooshing pieces helps you create patterns and effects that aren't possible with ordinary full fuse firings.  Reactions get more vivid and pieces flow in unexpected ways.

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Some Like It Hot: Combing and More

Saturday, April 4 to Sunday, April 5, 2020
Instructor: Brad Walker

Combing, or  manipulating molten glass in the kiln, is one of the most exciting kiln processes.  We'll learn how to do it safely, with the goal of creating and completing a large combed platter like the one at left. We'll also try our hand at high temperature melts such as pot and wire melts and related high fire techniques, too.

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Flow Bowls

Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, 2020
Instructor: Brad Walker

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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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, April 26, 2020
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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Drop Formed Bowls and Vases

Thursday, May 14 to Sunday, May 17, 2020
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, May 23 to Sunday, May 24, 2020
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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Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Saturday, May 30 to Sunday, May 31, 2020

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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Pate de Verre Sucré with Jody Danner Walker

Thursday, June 11 to Sunday, June 14, 2020
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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Alcohol Inks on Glass

Saturday,June 20, 2020
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 learn the basics by working with several flat panels, then explore using alcohol inks on jewelry and on ready-to-hang ornaments.

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Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, June 27 to Sunday, June 28, 2020
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, July 24 to Sunday, July 26, 2020
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 1:00 last day

 

Master's Workshop

Friday, November 13 to Sunday, November 15, 2020
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 1:00 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