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Fused Glass Birds

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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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What you will learn:


Class 1: Scope of Class

  • What is an Installation?
  • Reference Material
  • Glass Materials and Tools

Class 2: Murmuration of Starlings

  • Design Birds
  • Bottle Glass Birds
  • Fusible Art Glass Birds

Class 3: Flock of Geese

  • Design Birds
  • Float Glass and Powder Birds
  • Fusible Art Glass Birds

Class 4:  Unkindness of Ravens

  • Design Birds
  • Float Glass and Powder Birds
  • Fusible Art Glass Birds

Class 5: Slumping for dimensionality

  • Starlings
  • Geese
  • Ravens

Class 6: Brackets and Stand-offs

  • Plexiglass
  • Steel
  • Adhesives and Glues

Class 7:  Planning the Installation and Spacing

  • Starlings
  • Geese
  • Ravens

Class 8: Attaching to walls

  • Anchors
  • Safe Installation Guidelines

Class 9:  Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting


  • Adapting bird patterns to functional ware and other fused glass items: platters, ornaments and jewelry
Faux Neon and Other Fused Glass Sign Techniques!
Glass Fusing with Oxides

About the course

Join us for a fused glass class about … BIRDS! This class will focus on creating flocks of fused glass birds of various types with a focus on a large wall installation, or a hanging installation. We will cover design (both in fusible art glass and float glass), construction, variations and problem solving, as well as wall mounting hardware and hanging hardware, glues, adhesives and so much more!


Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fused Glass Birds

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

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

Main objective:
Learn how to make birds with fused glass



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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Salt Lake City, UT 84119

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