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Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

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

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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Making Ornaments with Alcohol Ink

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

No experience required.   A hands-on, fun-filled workshop that will show you how to make colorful glass ornaments using inexpensive alcohol inks.  We'll focus on making several ornaments that you can proudly hang on the tree when you get home.

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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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Photo Transfer on Glass

Saturday, January 5, 2019
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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The Fused Glass Box

Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Instructor: Brad Walker

Learn to make distinctive fused glass boxes in a variety of shapes and sizes. We'll start with basic rectangular boxes, then move on to 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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Moldmaking for Slumping

Monday, January 14, 2019
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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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, January 19 to Sunday, January 20, 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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Intensive Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Thursday,January 24 to Sunday, January 27, 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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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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Making Unique Fused Glass Jewelry

Saturday, February 16 to Sunday, February 17, 2019
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, 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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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