Phone: (336) 712 8003           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Directions: 2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700, Clemmons, NC 27012

Warm Glass Gallery and Studio

The Carolina's premier location for glass fusing workshops and supplies.

 

Moldmaking for Slumping

Saturday, October 21 to 22, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Tired of having your slumped pieces look like everyone else’s? How about just wanting to save a few dollars making your own slumping molds? Or are you interested in modifying existing molds to create your own unique style?

Here’s your chance to learn how to make simple, effective molds for slumping glass. You’ll learn about four different mold materials:

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Holiday Ornament Workshop

Saturday, October 28, 2017
Instructors: Jody Danner Walker and Samantha Allen

No experience required.   A hands-on, fun-filled workshop that will show you how to make several beautiful fused glass ornaments.

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Making Unique Fused Glass Jewelry

Saturday, November 4 to Sunday, November 5, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Want to make glass jewelry that stands out from the crowd?  Here's a fused glass jewelry class that focuses on designs and techniques that go beyond simply slapping a piece of clear on top of a dichroic scrap. 

We'll use both regular and dichroic glass to make basic pendants and cabochons, including more advanced techniques such as creating murrini, dichroic etching, and more.  We'll also cover basic coldworking and finishing techniques for jewelry, including hole drilling, grinding, and polishing.

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Fusing with Recycled Glass

Saturday, November 18 to Sunday, November 19, 2017
Instructor: Brad Walker

Yes, it’s possible to fuse with glass that isn’t specifically made for fusing. This workshop focuses on ways to fuse using glass found in dumpsters, taken from old windows, or purchased inexpensively at a hardware or used office supply store. In addition to an overview of the types of glass that can be used, we’ll complete three different projects.

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Master's Workshop

Friday, December 1 to Sunday, December 3, 2017
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

By invitation only.

Three days Price: $250
10:00 to 4:30 first two days, 10:00 to 3:00 last day

It's a Small World:  Layering with Enamels

Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

Take your enamel skills to the next level and learn to create paintings or designs on multiple layers. This workshop focuses on techniques that create additional depth in your painted pieces. Shading, composition, and color theory will all be covered.

Jody's secrets for firing and re-firing enamels will be covered, as well as approaches to damming, and schedules that will minimize bubbles and work every time.

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Intensive Introduction to Fusing and Slumping

Saturday, January 20 to Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Instructor: Brad Walker

Whether you're a beginner or just in need to taking your fused glass hobby to the next level, this is the workshop for you!  We'll spend four days covering everything from the basics to a host of intermediate techniques.  And you'll leave with everything you need to design, fire, and finish fused glass projects.

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Combing Glass in the Kiln

Saturday, January 27 to Sunday, January 28, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

One of the most exciting processes in kilnformed glass is when you reach in the kiln to manipulate hot glass.  Join Brad in a new two-day exploration of the technique of glass combing, using a rod to distort glass patterns in the kiln.  And, as a special bonus, we'll also explore pot melts and wire melts.  It's the complete hot glass experience!

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Go with the Flow, Flow, Flow

Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February 11, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Not one, not two, but three different approaches to making glass flow in the kiln!

*  New kinds of strip construction, with strips of glass allowed to flow into new arrangements

*  Pattern bars created using the the heat of the kiln, rather than by elaborate cutting.

*  Allowing scrap glass to flow and create new patterns in glass

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Murrini Making with the Vitrigraph Kiln

Saturday, February 17 to 18, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Ever wanted to make murrini, but didn't have access to a glory hole or a beadmaking torch? Well, here's your chance to learn to use the vitrigraph kiln to create cane and murrini that can easily be incorporated in your fused pieces. No prerequisites or special skills required, just a desire to manipulate hot glass as it flows from the vitrigraph kiln.

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Glass and Stone:  Pocket Sculptures

Saturday, March 17 to Sunday, March 18, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

This workshop is based on processes taught by artist Weston Lambert, and is offered with his permission and blessing.  In two busy days we'll cover the basics of combining diverse materials, with a focus on combining glass and stone to create small "pocket sculptures" that can be made quickly with basic coldworking tools and techniques.

You'll be able to bring and use your own stones or choose from the selection we'll have available.  You'll also have a range of options for the glass to include, from previously made pieces to pieces we'll craft in the class.  And best of all, you'll take home at least two pocket sculptures of your own.

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Glass Weaving in a Day

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

Got a day to spend?  Get out of the heat and come by our studio and learn to weave glass.  We've cover two different ways of weaving -- the traditional method where strips of glass are woven together and a simpler "false weave" that can be used to create a woven glass bowl.

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Glass Casting and Pate de Verre

Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25, 2018
Instructors: Jody Danner Walker and Brad Walker

A comprehensive exploration of methods for casting glass, from simple open faced castings to more elaborate techniques such as lost wax casting and casting with rubber molds.

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Bubble Up and Drop

Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8, 2018
Instructor: Brad Walker

 Here's a unique take on the drop formed vessel.  We'll start by making bubble ups, in which glass is arranged and fired to create clear areas in a particular pattern. The resulting pieces have a series of round clear areas, spaced either in lines or randomly throughout.  Then we'll use our bubble ups to create blanks to be dropped to form a vessel.

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Pate de Verre Sucré with Jody Danner Walker

Wednesday, July 18 to Sunday, July 22, 2018
Instructor: Jody Danner Walker

At last!  After many requests, for the first time ever, Jody offers a workshop that covers the techniques she uses to create her beautiful free-flowing Pate de Verre Sucré sculptures.  Pate de Verre Sucré, so-named because the pieces have a sugar-like texture, rather than the smoother texture more commonly found in Pate de Verre, is a technique that Jody developed and perfected over many years.

This special workshop will cover every facet of Jody's technique, from creating your own re-usable mold to mixing colors to assembling, and firing.

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Registration Information

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All materials included for all classes. Sign up with a friend and save 10%. Or sign up for two or more classes at one time and save 10%.

Registration must be made prior to the start of all courses. A deposit of one half the course tuition must be paid at the time of registration, with the balance due thirty days prior to the beginning of the course. No space can be held without payment, and spaces will be held on a first-come, first-saved basis.

Once registered, you will receive a written confirmation. You will also be notified of tools required for the course and given any other relevant information. Please notify us if you do not hear from us by one week prior to the class.

Registration may be made by email, by fax, or by regular mail. To register by email, simply contact us by clicking on the "Contact us" link at the bottom right of the page. We'll get back to you to confirm a spot in the class and to pass on information about how to make your tuition payment or deposit. If you prefer to register by fax, or regular mail, please use our official registration form.

Click here to download the registration form (this is a pdf file).

Cancellation policy: A full refund, less a $25 processing fee, will be made if you cancel more than 30 days prior to the course. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the course, a refund (less processing fee) will be made ONLY if we are able to fill your space. On the rare occasion that we need to cancel a course, we will refund all fees paid. We will make every attempt to notify you of cancellation more than one week prior to the course.

Please contact us if you have questions or would like more information about our classes.

Phone: (336) 712 8003           Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Directions: 2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700, Clemmons, NC 27012