Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing

with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • Tools and Safety

  • Basic Glass Tools

  • Tile Saw

  • Dremel with Diamond

  • Bits

  • Firing Schedules

  • Dust

  • Noise

  • Injuries

  • Cutting Bottles

  • Drilling Holes and Carving

Class 2:

  • Compatibility and Mixing Bottle Glass

  • What is Compatibility?

  • Testing

  • Setting up Tests

  • Reading Results

  • Recording Results

  • Firing Schedules Used

Class 3:

  • Additions to Bottle Glass

  • Mica

  • Mixing Paints

  • Creating Color Test

  • Strips for Different

  • Firings

  • Results

  • Enamels and Frits

  • Creating Color Test

  • Strips for Different

  • Firings

  • Paints

  • Mixing Paints

  • Creating Color Test

  • Strips for different fusings

  • Metals

  • Nichrome Wire Gauges

  • Brass, loops, sheet, wire,

  • copper, wire, sheet, mesh

  • aluminum, sheet, foil


Class 4:

  • Bringing it together

  • Wall Vases with Extra's

  • Mica/Stamped

  • Paint

  • Frits Stampled

  • Copper and Brass Inclusions

  • Plaster inclusions and mold making

Class 5:

  • Mixing it up, Mixed Bottle Glass Projects

  • Choosing the Glass using compatibility tests

  • Geometric Dish

  • Inclusion Plate

  • Checking finished projects

Class 6:

  • Fuse and Fold Projects

  • Fuse and Fold Boxes

  • with Single Color Mica and Pain

  • with Two color mica and paint

  • Geometric multilayer color box


Class 7:

  • Animals!

Class 8:

  • Jewelry

  • Two color channel beads

  • fused and carved beads with mica

  • Painted beads, inside and out

  • Beads with inclusions and loops

Class 9:

  • Finishing it up

  • Coldworking

  • Trouble shooting: Animals, Beads, Diagnosing Cracks, Too Hot, Too Cold, Adjusting Firing Schedules, Compatibility and Mixing Bottles

About the course

Add to your knowledge of fusing with bottle glass with this advanced class.  We will spend time learning how to test for compatibility between different bottle glasses, how to use a variety of inclusions such as brass, copper, silver, aluminium, plaster, raw mica and enamels.  This class will build directly on the Basic Bottle Fusing class, some glass fusing experience is required.  We will make a variety of project with our new techniques, including wall vases, plates, glass boxes and lanterns.  We will also make a larger Fuse and Fold Animal.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Arts & Crafts | Curious Mondo: ADvanced Bottle Glass Fusing

Time table:
9 hours

Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Glass artists, anyone who loves glass or want to start a new hobby or career

Main objective:
Learn advanced  glass fusing techniques.


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About the instructor

Jodi McRaney-Rusho
Glass With a Past

Jodi is a warm glass artist working exclusively with post-consumer glass. Her work has won several awards and has been featured in “Sculpture and Design With Recycled Glass” by Cindy Ann Coldiron, as well as several magazines including “Handmade Business” and “Crafts Report”. HGTV's “That's Clever” filmed two segments in her studio. Jodi currently teaches out of her Salt Lake City studio and is an instructor at Kimball Arts Center in Park City Utah. She is represented by Concept SAL in Salt Lake City and Gallery 873 in Kayenta, Utah. After nearly 15 years of recycled glass art making, Jodi has begun producing her own line of tools, kits and molds in an effort to spread the joy of fusing with recycled glass to the whole world.

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