Glass Arts

Glass is about light—light striking the surface—its reflection, its absorption, its transmission. In the Glass Studio a simple mixture of silicates becomes art. In a kiln, it can be fused or cast into a mold. It can be flameworked to create beads or a sculpture. Set into a lead frame, it is called stained glass and, arranged and grouted, it is a mosaic. It can be cold worked with grinders, saws, sanders, and drills to create a stunning desired effect.

To form their visions, our artists use a variety of equipment—three dedicated fusing kilns, bead kilns, a vitrigraph, big torches and little torches, grinders, a drill press, a wet saw, and a belt sander. Afterwards, though, when the creation has been perfected and is on display, it is the dance between light and glass that makes this mixture of transparent, translucent, or opaque silicates a work of art.

 

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Mondays

5:00 – 8:00 pm

February 20-Diane

February 27-Constance

March 6-Closed

March 13-Diane

March 20-Constance

March 27-Diane

Thursdays

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

February 9-Teri

February 16-Elaine

February 23-Closed

March 2-Constance

March 9, 16, 23-Closed for Class

March 30-Teri

  • BARN members have unlimited use of Monitored Open Studio provided they have been approved by the Glass Studio (see the Open Studio Use Approval link). Non-members have limited paid access, again with Glass Studio approval through class work
  • A monitor is present to answer questions. If your work needs to be fired in the kiln, fill out the proper paperwork and discuss the firing with the monitor. Leave your work on the shelf (Note: you may wish to access the bulletin board link for sharing the GL-24 kiln which reduces the cost)
  • Toolboxes are available for your use
  • Always clean your workspace and return all tools and supplies to their proper location
  • The grinder and ring saw are available for use. Please dispose of the waste appropriately. See the safety procedure



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Everyday

7:00 am – 10:00 pm

  • BARN members may use the Glass Studio during Open Acess hours provided they have been approved by the Glass Studio (see the Open Studio Use Approval link) and provided a class or Open Studio is not in session
  • If your work needs to be fired in the kiln, fill out the proper paperwork . Leave your work on the shelf (Note: you may wish to access the bulletin board link for sharing the GL-24 kiln which reduces the cost)
  • Toolboxes are available for your use
  • Always clean your workspace and return all tools and supplies to the proper location
  • The grinder and ring saw are available for use. Please dispose of the waste appropriately. See the safety procedures

 



 

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Fusing Studio

System 96 glass is used. Never mix any other glass in with our available glass

Beadmaking

System 104 glass is used

Lampworked Sculptures

Borosilicate glass (system 33) is used



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  Glass Studio Steering Committee


 

 

DIANE BONCIOLINI, STUDIO LEAD

CONSTANCE DUCAR, FINANCIAL MANAGER

KENDRA HARRINGTON, STUDIO MANAGER

ANNE AIR, SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER

  

LINKS

Studio Use Procedures

Open Studio Use Approval

Instructors 

Glass Studio Purchases Sheet Form

Firing Instructions Form

Kiln Use Fee

Glass Studio Safety Procedures

Where to Buy Glass, Molds, and Glass Supplies

Glass Studio Standard Operating Procedures

Sharing Use of the GL-24 Kiln (A Bulletin Board) (Use + on Bulletin Board screen to get a text box)

Facebook

fused glass.org

Firing Schedules (Note Suggested Changes for System 96)

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