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Fusing with Recycled Float (Window) Glass

with Jodi McRaney-Rusho

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What you will learn in this Fused Glass course:


Class 1:

  • Fusing with Window Glass

  • Types of Window Glass

  • Removing glass from frames

  • Testing for fusibility

  • Compatibility testing

  • Tin side of float glass

Class 2:

  • Texture and Color

  • Creating a Test Swatch

  • Fusing with frits

  • Fusing with enamels

  • Adding frits with stencils

  • Textured floral vase project

Class 3:

  • Fusing with Metals and Oxides

  • Creating a test swatch

  • Metal interactions

  • Abstract project

  • Metal wildlife project


Class 4:

  • Using Textured Glass

  • With Mica

  • With Paint

  • With Enamels

  • Creating test swatches

  • Large textured plate project

Class 5:

  • Creating texture with Glue Chip

  • Preparing the glass

  • Preparing the glue

  • How to use the glass

  • Glacier Bowl Project

Class 6:

  • Creating Interest with Kiln Carving and Plaster inclusions

  • Kiln carving patterns

  • Fiber paper thicknesses

  • Safety

  • Creating plaster inclusions

  • Relief panel project


Class 7:

  • Multi strip contour projects

  • Cutting the strips

  • Assembling

  • Adding enamels

  • Fusing and finishing

Class 8:

  • Unusual window glass

  • Mineral deposits

  • Low E coatings

  • Tinted window glass

Class 9:

  • Window glass jewelry

  • Square Bead Mold

  • Adding interest with stamps and frits

  • Square Link Bracelet


About this Fused Glass course

Float glass is a blank canvas just waiting for your creativity! Learn how to identify different types of window glass and fuse with them. We will learn to identify the tin side of float glass, and what that means for you. Explore how to add metals and other inclusions to your float glass for more complicated designs. Discover new ways to use glass paints and enamels to broaden your fusing knowledge. Delve into glass additions including decals, dichro slides and extracts, lusters and other amazing products.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Fusing with Recycled Float (Window) Glass

Time table:
9 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

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

Main objective:
Learn to make all sorts of beautiful things with recycled float glass.


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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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