Advanced Bottle Glass Fusing


Add to your knowledge of fusing with bottle glass with this advanced fused glass 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 fusing glass 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.

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In-Depth Instructions

Available on Desktop, Mobile and Tablet

What You Will Learn

Class 01:

  • Tools and Safety
  • Basic Glass Tools
  • Tile Saw
  • Dremel with Diamond
  • Bits
  • Firing Schedules
  • Dust
  • Noise
  • Injuries
  • Cutting Bottles
  • Drilling Holes and Carving

Class 02:

  • Compatibility and Mixing Bottle Glass
  • What is Compatibility?
  • Testing
  • Setting up Tests
  • Reading Results
  • Recording Results
  • Firing Schedules Used

Class 03:

  • 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 04:

  • Bringing it together
  • Wall Vases with Extra’s
  • Mica/Stamped
  • Paint
  • Frits Stampled
  • Copper and Brass Inclusions
  • Plaster inclusions and mold making

Class 05:

  • Mixing it up, Mixed Bottle Glass Projects
  • Choosing the Glass using compatibility tests
  • Geometric Dish
  • Inclusion Plate
  • Checking finished projects

Class 06:

  • 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 07:

  • Animals!

Class 08:

  • Jewelry
  • Two color channel beads
  • fused and carved beads with mica
  • Painted beads, inside and out
  • Beads with inclusions and loops

Class 09:

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

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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