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 torch flame working to create beads or 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, studio members have access to a variety of equipment, including dedicated fusing kilns, bead kilns, a vitrograph kiln, a Fordom flexible shaft, ring saw, grinders, and 14” wet saw. Soon to come: Bead/sculptural torches, lap grinder, and a belt sander. The new Paragon Pearl kiln will be soon be up and running. And in the new year we will add more highly skilled teachers ready to show you how to use all of it. To find out about upcoming classes, check the Glass Studio Calendar.

 



Monitored Open Studio

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 work space 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 Glass Studio Safety Procedures


Open Access Everyday

7:00 am – Midnight

  • BARN members may use the Glass Studio during Open Access 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). Glass Fusing at BARN
  • Toolboxes are available for your use.
  • Always clean your work space 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 Glass Studio Safety Procedures.

 



Glass Compatibility 

Never mix glasses of different COE’s!

Coefficient Of  Expansion = COE

BARN Fusing Studio

System 96 COE 

Beadmaking

System 104 COE

Lampworked Sculptures

Borosilicate/Pyrex  System 33 COE



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  Glass Studio Steering Committee

Diane Bonciolini,  Glass Lead

Constance Ducar,  Financial Manager

Kendra Harrington,  Studio Manager

Anne Air,  Special Events

Jo Wallace, Promotion, Web page, Facebook

Donna Rulien, Website

Lisa Lund,  Monitor Manager

  

LINKS

Contact the Glass Arts Studio.

Studio Use Procedures

Open Studio Use Approval

Instructors 

Glass Studio Purchases Sheet Form

Firing Instructions Form

Kiln Use Fee

View Current Kiln Reservations

Reserve a Kiln (accessible only to members approved for independent kiln use)

Glass Studio Safety Procedures Signoff Sheet

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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