Bowl 'Em Over! A Fused Glass Bowl Basics for BARN Volunteers

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, May 19, 2022, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL051822CD
  • 1

Registration

  • $46 Materials fee only

Registration is closed

This class is for BARN Volunteers only in appreciation for their time and dedication.

Make your favorite cereal, soup or pasta bowl while learning to cut and work with circles. This is a Skills Building Project Class designed for beginners who would like to learn:

  • cutting circles working with circular designs
  • using additional elements such as stringers
  • noodles and pebbles using basic wet working tools (grinders, ring saws) to enhance or correct glass cuts
  • using kiln firing schedule options to enhance your designs

On day 1 (9am-12pm) we will:

  • Review straight cuts and learn to cut circles
  • work with grinders and ring saws introduce design elements (stringers, noodles, pebbles)
  • discuss mold choice
  • design options/issues with circles
  • construct and assemble bowl circles for full or contour fusing
  • work w/kiln firing forms
  • kiln paper, mold preparation (kiln wash)

On day 2 (1pm-3pm) we will:

  • Review fused circles
  • review slump firing
  • clean up circles as needed
  • set up slump firing review
  • any final questions

Project Review/Pickup date will be arranged on the second day of class.

Details:

  • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

Instructor Bios:

Constance Ducar is enthusiastic about working with beginning students and encouraging a love for glass. She sometimes incorporates fiber or wood as display options with her glass pieces

Laurie Moose "I've been creating all my life through drawing, music, sewing and knitting. I fell under the spell of glass after college starting with stained glass and dabbling briefly with torch work then fusing and slumping through classes at Pratt in Seattle. I learned about drop-out vessels at Bullseye in Portland and that passion is what brought me to BARN. Becoming a BARN member has opened an infinite world of possibilities and I'm learning something new everyday thanks to the many resources available. The instructors, studio monitors and administrators are patient, extremely knowledgeable and always open to questions. The facility itself is absolutely stunning. I am so grateful to have been welcomed into the BARN community and so honored to have been invited to share my (still-evolving) skills by helping to teach others"

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