Glass Fusing: The Basics and Beyond

At left, a grouping of glass rings. At right, a round pendant.
At left, a glass bowl entitled

Date: June 11-June 15, 2018
Medium: Glass
Instructor: Sandra Gross (email)
Skill Level: All

Using patterns, photographs or imagination for inspiration, students will create their own glass designs. Students will take their pattern glass to create a work of art, jewelry, and/or functional object. We will then play with temperature to achieve 2 and 3 dimensions within the glass pieces. Students will leave with a solid foundation and further understanding of this extremely versatile medium.

Tuition does not cover the cost of supplies and materials. Many of the workshops require you to bring specific materials or tools with you.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

  • Sketch Book and pencils
  • IDEAS- favorite images, patterns, sketches
  • Box- to take glass project home
  • Paper towels
  • Ruler , t- square
  • Extra fine black Sharpies
  • Clay tools (optional)
  • Glass tools (optional)
  • Mask/ Respirator Niosh 95 (can be the disposable one)
  • Scissors
  • Safety glasses*- if you wear glasses, you will not need them.
  • Matches
  • 5 tealights- candle for votive, unscented please
  • Tweezers

Please wear closed-toe shoes

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $150*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructor

Sandra Gross is the owner and founder of Brazee Street Studios in Cincinnati. She has worked and taught glass techniques since 2004. She has been the recipient of numerous awards: Bullseye Emerge Finalist, Niche Award Finalist and Winner in both Functional and Sculptural Glass, and The Labino Award from the Ohio Designer Craftsmen. Her newer work comprises of community driven glass installations and large-scale immersive chandeliers.

New for 2018!

Reduced tuition for graduate workshops

Tuition for our graduate-level CraftSummer workshops is now significantly more affordable than in past years! Both Ohio and Non-Ohio students will pay only $280 per credit hour ($420 for a 1.5 credit hour course).
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