Reactive Stacked Platter

Dive into the Art of Creating Stunning Platter with Reactive Glass!

In this immersive workshop, you’ll discover the captivating world of glass fusion as we delve into the creation of exquisite platters using the innovative technique of stacking layers of reactive glass. Throughout the workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of glass fusion, including the principles of layering and stacking reactive glass to achieve unique and vibrant designs. Our experienced instructors will guide you through each step of the process, from selecting the perfect combination of reactive glass to mastering the fusion process.

Get ready to unleash your creativity as you experiment with various stacking patterns, colors, and textures to craft one-of-a-kind platters that reflect your personal style. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced glass artist, this workshop offers a dynamic and inspiring environment for honing your skills and exploring new techniques.

Class Projects: 7″x12″ serving platter

DATE: March 9th 10:00am-12:30pm

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor

Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes.

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Murrine Cane Magic

Murrine  Magic: Crafting Glass Cane Wonders

Embark on a fascinating journey into the intricate world of murrine with our exclusive fused glassmaking workshop. Murrine are colored patterns made in a glass cane  that are revealed when the cane is cut into thin cross-sections. Murrine can be made in infinite designs from simple circular or square patterns to complex detailed designs,

What will you learn:

  • Structure and set up of a vitrigraph kiln
  • Preparing terracotta pots/Metal Form for firing
  • Stacking the pot/metal form with glass
  • Setting the pot in the kiln
  • Firing schedules for pot conditioning and glass firing
  • How to start the pull
  • Glass pulling techniques
  • Pulling Murrin rod
  • Chopping the Maurin
  • Design a 6×6 plate using 4 oz of Murrin

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor
Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes

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Love infused flowers

Express Your Love Through Art

Whether you’re crafting a gift for a loved one or looking to add a touch of romance to your home decor, this workshop offers a delightful way to express your feelings through art.
In this glass fusion workshop participants will learn the art of fusing glass to create stunning floral masterpieces that symbolize love and romance.
You will have the opportunity to choose from:

Fused flowers in a metal pot
3 small flowers bowl
9” round floral bowl.

THE FUSED FLOWERS IN A METAL POT CAN BE PICKED UP TUESDAY OR WEDESDAY FOR VALEBTINE”S DAY

No Prior Experience Needed: This workshop is suitable for participants of all skill levels. Unleash your creativity and immerse yourself in the joy of crafting unique, love-infused glass flowers.

Saturday February 10  10:00am-12:30p.m

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor

Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes.

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Floral Fusion :Plants Holder

In this creative and hands-on class, you’ll have the opportunity to design and create your very own unique  2 tier fused glass plant stand. During this workshop, participants will delve into the fascinating world of fused glass art under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
Here’s what you can expect:

  • Introduction to Fused Glass: Discover the basics of working with fused glass, understanding different types of glass, tools, and safety precautions.
  • Design Exploration: Explore various design possibilities for your plant stand, from vibrant colors to intricate patterns. Receive guidance in translating your ideas into a cohesive design.
  • Hands-on Creation: Put your design into action! Learn glass cutting techniques, assemble and layer glass pieces, and experiment with different textures and colors to create a stunning fused glass top for your plant stand.

Planet stand is 24″ high and the Glass work is 10″ round (you get to make 2)

Whether you’re looking to explore a new art form, create a unique piece for your home, or simply enjoy a fun and creative experience, join us for this Fused Glass Plant Stand Workshop and let your imagination flourish in glass!

Saturday January 27th 10:00-1:30

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor
Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes

 

 

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“Happy Hour” cheese plate

Craft your unique Fuse Glass masterpiece for the upcoming holidays !

Discover the art of glass fusion and create your very own stunning cheese plate set! Join us for a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the fascinating techniques of merging glass to craft functional and decorative pieces for your dining table. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop is designed to cater to all skill levels.
This workshop is perfect for individuals, couples, and groups looking to explore their artistic side while creating functional and beautiful art for their home or as unique gifts for the upcoming holidays . You will create 11×11 cheese plate with a matching cheese spreader .
No prior experience is necessary, and all materials and tools will be provided.

Saturdays October 21st  10:00am-12:30pm

About Marlene Rich– Artists and Instructor

Marlene has worked with several art mediums throughout out her life.  She was in charge of planning and teaching the Art Curriculums for the Elementary and Junior high school programs in the South Bay.   After taking a glass fusing class at Otis School of Design 15 years ago, she was instantly drawn to the magical art of glass fusion and the different techniques she learned.  Since then, she has been creating pieces “that are an extension of herself”.  Her designs are both functional, creative and elegant.  She has been a part of the Fire Glass Studio since the studio opened 10 years ago, and is thrilled to be teaching here.

 

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Fusion Fiesta Set

Dive into a world of creative glass fusion where you’ll fashion your very own set of four uniquely designed coasters paired with a stylish matching tray. In this hands-on class, you’ll explore the vibrant interplay of colors, and shapes  as you bring your artistic vision to life. Our  instructor will guide you through the exciting process, from crafting individual coasters that reflect your personality to culminating in a stunning tray that ties the set together. Whether you’re a seasoned creator or new to the craft, our fusion fiesta promises a delightful blend of fun and skill-building. Get ready to discover the magic of glass fusion as you design, assemble, and transform glass fragments into functional works of art that will adorn your spaces with a touch of elegance and flair

Saturday September 9 @ 10:00am-1:00pm

 

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Kiln Carving

“Kilncarving” is a term coined at Bullseye Glass  to describe a simple kilnforming process that achieves a bas relief, textured, or sculpted look in glass. The process involves cutting
a pattern or design in ceramic fiber paper, then stacking glass on top of the pattern and firing the piece in a kiln. During firing, the underside of the glass conforms to the ceramic fiber paper pattern, assuming its contours and textures

Kilncarving is a good beginning technique. In trying it, you can learn how glass reacts with heat at various temperatures, and you can achieve some beautiful shapesand patterns with only minimal glass cutting and fusing

This course is recommended for beginners. No experience required

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor

Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes

Saturday August 26th 10:00am-12:30pm

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Designed Drop Out Vessels

A drop-out vessel is created by slumping a piece of glass through an elevated mold with a hole in the center. The part of the glass that “drops” through the hole can stretch considerably, informing the design of the finished piece. Coldworking to remove the rim further transforms the piece.
During this 2 day workshop, you can choose between bubbled trapped technique and contemporary design using colorful glass , stringers and black and white checkers.

Maximalism by Vergine Madelian – Artist and open lab customer
The colorful maximalist drop out vessel was designed by our open studio student, Vergine Madelian.
Vergine is a retired university professor and research scientist in cell and molecular biology who has found her love of art in glass fusion. She describes her experience: “The brilliance and colors of glass, and the ability to manipulate it through various techniques to achieve dramatic effects fascinate me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every phase of working with glass: from designing to cutting, composing and firing. It’s exciting and magical.”

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor
Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes.

Date and Time

Day 1/June 24  10:00am-1:00pm: Learn to cut a circle and design your 9″ round bubble trapped  blank to be fused.
Day 2/July 1st 10:00am-1:00pm : Learn to use the saw machine and cut the vessel rim. Learn how to cold work manually as well as cold work by machine.

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Ring it up!

Ring it up -Fused it out!

Learn to cut a perfect Circle

Improve you cutting skills and learn how to cut circles successfully! This workshop focuses on making circular objects and cutting rings. It will also allow you to explore the magic of bullseye Opaline glass. As an overlay, Opaline scatters light for a dramatic impact on base color. Each student will create one 9″ plate and one 8″ circle to display on a stand. Metal stand is included.

Date: Friday. June 30th 10:00am-1:00pm

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor

Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an Instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time instructing there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this very unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classe.

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Kids Club Fusion

COLOR YOUR SUMMER WITH GLASS FUSION

Fire Glass Studio is proud to offer a unique and exciting kids fusion club for students in grades 1-12 that provides a differentiated and challenging creative expression study through the medium of glass fusion art. We will provide the tools, glass supply, instructions and firing to design fun and creative projects.

The project selection is limited to these projects:
4×6 tea light holder
5×5 Hanging Plaque (texture)
5×5 Hanging plaque (smooth)
4×8 wavy slump dish
5×5 drape votive holder.
2×10 suncatcher
4×4 stringer coaster
Salt and pepper shakers on with a small tray

You can choose a package for the following:

4 sessions for $165.00

6 Sessions for $225.00

8 sessions for $285.00

No reservation required during the weekdays.

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