A-Z of Fused Glass

  • Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Sunday, March 26, 2023, 10:00 AM 2:30 PM (PDT)
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, March 30, 2023, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Glass Studio, Class Code GL032623DR
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  • $211 + $40 materials fee
  • $163 + $40 materials fee
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Learn basic glass and kiln concepts, techniques, and tools while creating  functional fused glass pieces to take home.

About this Class

Learn safety basics, glass studio procedures, fused glass design concepts, and basic physics of heat and glass.


Day 1:

  • Learn basic glass kiln fusing stages.
  • Learn how to cut, score, and break glass into desired shapes.
  • Discuss the design of your fused glass piece.
  • Create your own glass tile sampler.

Day 2:

  • Design and create a functional fused glass piece.

Day 3:

  • Continue to learn basic glass concepts.
  • Develop a design for your bowl.
  • Learn to cut a circle for a bowl.
  • Learn to use of Wet Room grinder.
  • Learn to prepare a mold for your bowl to be fired in the kiln.


Each student will create a fused glass piece to take home in each session.


Materials needed will be provided.



Class Policies

  • Wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. 
  • A 1/2 -hour lunch break is set for the first day. Feel free to bring a snack or lunch. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.
  • View BARN’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about our Companion Program.


Donna Rodger has been creating glass since 2017. Teaching introductory classes and mentoring is a natural extension of her career as a Critical Care Nurse Educator.

Taking complex concepts and tasks and breaking them down into easily understood pieces is her strength.

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