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Basic Bottle Glass Fusing

with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

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  • 10+ Video lessons in HD
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  • 30-day access to instructor
  • Over 10 hours of in-depth instructions
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  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet
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What you will learn in this online fused glass course:


Class 1:

  • Tools and Safety

  • Tools

  • How Kilns Work and Firing Schedules

  • Glass Studio Safety

Class 2:

  • Cutting Bottles and Basic Projects

  • Fusing with whole bottles

  • Cutting bottles two ways

  • Fusing Donuts and bottle bottoms

Class 3:

  • Expanding out Horizons

  • Creating sheets of glass from bottles

  • Kiln formed recycled glass beads

  • Bottle Glass Votives and Stars

  • Additions to Bottle Glass (Paint, Mica, etc)


Class 4:

  • Bringing it together

  • Floral Painted Kilnformed Beads

  • Painted and Mica bottle bottoms

  • Keepsake candlesticks

  • Kilnformed Bead Bracelet

Class 5:

  • Upping the Ante

  • Fuse and Fold Birds

Class 6:

  • Finishing it up

  • Coldworking

  • Trouble shooting

  • Fixing the problems

BONUS Items:

  • Chicken and Rooster patterns - Curious Mondo Exclusive!

  • Firing schedules and blank firing graph pages to print and use


About this online fused glass course

Learn how to make beautiful and creative fused glass art using bottle glass, molds and a kiln. Bottle glass is an inexpensive alternative to art glass that is also great for the environment. This fused glass course will take you through the absolute basics, including what tools you'll need, all the way through multiple, increasingly complex projects.
In this fusing glass course we will cover making fused glass art from whole bottles, two ways to cut bottles, how to make sheets of glass from cut bottles, fused donuts, fused bottle bottom molds with embellishments, kiln formed recycled glass beads and jewelry, Fuse and Fold animals-including two exclusive designs available only through this course. We will also explore how firing schedules work, what is happening at each stage and how to adjust your firing schedule. We will spend time reviewing common glass fusing problems and how to solve them.

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

Time table:
6 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

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

Main objective:
Learn glass fusing techniques.



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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