Fusing classes that are available

 

 

We offer an ornament class in October and this is what they did.  Great Class:   We had 6 people in one class and 11 people in the other.   They all did a great job.   We are offering this class again on November 9th Thursday 6 – 9pm and/or Saturday November 11th 1 – 4pm.   Call978-297-7102 or email tacachance@comcast.net to join. Check out the page New classes for November2017 for more information.

 

KODAK Digital Still Camera    KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

We also had an Introduction to Glass Fusing (warm glass):  We are offering this again in November starting on Nov 4th, 11th and 18th on Saturday from 9 – 12pm.

this was the class in November:

KODAK Digital Still Camera  KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera  KODAK Digital Still Camera

this is what the class did in October:    Great job

KODAK Digital Still Camera  KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera KODAK Digital Still Camera

KODAK Digital Still Camera

 

We are also offering Dichroic Jewelry Basic Beginning class on November 4th Saturday 1 -4pm.

 

 

Special classes being offered in September:   See new classes tab:

 

 New Texture Mold Classes:

Dick ornaments 007 Dick ornaments 008

Dick ornaments 004

 

Instructors:  Patricia Allen, 14 years working with glass,  Debbie Paquin, owner, 15 years working with glass and Joe Moisan, graphic and multi – media artist.

Transfer Memories onto Glass Class,  Silhouette’s pictures using glass frit and stencils and 5x interchangeable dichroic bracelet class.

For a limited time, Bring a friend and receive a $15.00 credit towards a future class or if you purchase over $40.00 you can apply the $15.00 towards that purchase.

Transfer Memories onto Glass Class:    Introductory cost:  $125.00 includes all supplies and glass. (Glass and mold restriction).

Requirements:   Please bring a note book.   Safety glasses are required.  You can purchase a pair  here for $4.00 + tax or you can

bring your own pair.    No hand lotion on your hands and No open toe shoes.

 

Platters and panels before firing.

fusing kiln pictures 041                   fusing images 004    

This is set up to be display using a plate holder.                        These are framed in glass and have hooks ready for display.

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A wedding invitation transfer onto the glass and

glass framed.

Plates and platters after firing

TransferFrames (1 of 1)

    A vintage picture transfer onto the glass and glass framed.

 

TransferFrames (1 of 1)-2                TransferFrames (1 of 1)-3

Any photo’s can be used.                                                                    Capture that special moment.

 

Wedding Transfers-2                                          Wedding Transfers-3

This is a recipe  -  transfer onto the glass and slump into a mold.                         We used a wedding invitation and photograph to create

this glass framed  picture.

 

Choose your font,   These can be slumped into platters or bowls or they can be glass framed.

This class is using your photograph which is adjusted in our computer using several behind the scene techniques to create a special transfer.  There are guidelines for your picture. *  You apply the transfer to the glass.  The completed glass transfer can be slump into a mold, or framed in glass, or displayed in a holder.  Before we print out your picture, you will need to know which option you are going to choose.

You will be using Spectrum ’96 fusible glass.

We will fully explain firing schedules, annealing, thermal shock and devitrification.

You will receive your finished piece within two weeks after the class.  Slumping your piece could take an additional week.

(Unless any of these are for gifts and need to be done by a special date, just let us know ahead of time).

*we will need your photograph one week before your class so we can have the transfer ready for you.  At this time we will require a deposit = $60.00 non refundable once the transfer is made.  If you are providing a digital photograph it must be the original photo. The photo must NOT be cropped or altered this may interfere with our process.  This can be email to us using tacachance@comcast.net.  If the source photograph is a print you may either scan the photograph at 600-1200DPI or you may drop off the print and we will complete the scan process for you.  (you could mail these photographs to us also @ 36 Monomonac Rd West,  Winchendon, Ma.  01475).

Photo’s may be cropped to fit the project aspect ratio.  Please provide us with contact information including email address so we can contact you regarding any changes or alterations to the photo for your approval before we finalize the transfer.

 

 

 

Silhouette’s pictures using glass frit and stencils.

Requirement: The picture you want to create (we suggest that you bring at least three simple pictures).  *Silhouettes pictures work well.   Bring a note book,   Safety glasses are required.  You can purchase a pair  here for $4.00 + tax or  bring your own pair.  Dust masks are included in your supplies.   No hand lotion on your hands and No open toe shoes.

 

The painterly use of crushed glass frits and powders has opened up a whole new world of artistic imagery.  Anything is possible when working with small particles of glass.

Before Firing in the kiln:

                                                             kiln pictures (night lights powder plates) 019

 

kiln pictures (night lights powder plates) 020                             kiln pictures (night lights powder plates) 016

 

After firing

frit fusing 001                             frit fusing 002

 

frit fusing 003                                          frit fusing 004

 

frit fusing 005                         frit fusing 015

Glass Frit COE 90

 

Introductory Cost $100.00 for the class and $25.00 for the materials using 90 Coe Frit (glass powders, fine, medium, and coarse frit).  This is for one 7 1/2 round clear circle, materials to make your stencils, covers the studio, tools required and other supplies needed.

This is a one day class but you’ll pick up your projects one week after the class.  These items go into the kiln and need this time for the full process.  Please let us know if you need them sooner.

This class will get your creative juices flowing and will be a jumping off point for bigger and better works of art.

Objective:  In this class you will learn about the different COE’s of glass, cut a stencil, apply and adhere frit in multi layers to create an image, learn safety with working with glass frit,  and learn the basic color theory and the difference between opal and transparent glass and how it affects your project.  You will also learn about kiln schedules and what is happening in each process.  This is a full fuse project but we will go over the different firing schedules.  You’ll be introduced to different tools and techniques to create and achieve the desire images.  (Your personnel masterpiece).

 

5 X interchangeable Dichroic Bracelet Class:

 

frit fusing 009                                          frit fusing 006

 

frit fusing 007                                       frit fusing 008

Requirement: Please bring a note book.   Safety glasses are required.  You can purchase a pair  here for $4.00 + tax or you can

bring your own pair.  No hand lotion on your hands and No open toe shoes.

Cost: $60.00 for this class and $25.00 for the materials (using Dichroic Glass).  This covers the studio, cutting tools, other supplies needed and cold working if needed.

This is a two day class:  Maybe another day if cold working is required.

Hours 2 to 2 1/2 hours the first day.  and then about 1 to 1 1/2 the second day.

Objective:  In this class you will learn how to make fused, dichroic jewelry pieces that will fit over snaps.  This will consist of choosing your glass, cutting the dichroic glass, stacking the pieces, firing them in the kiln and then attaching the pieces to the snaps.  You will learn about the different COE in glass, the kiln schedule and what is happening in each process and assembling the bracelet.

One the first day you pick out your glass, cut it or select from already precut pieces, you will learn the process of stacking them and kiln placement.  We will go over the different COE in glass and firing schedules.  We will demonstrate in the smaller kiln what is going on in the larger kiln.  You will learn how to prepare the kiln for the items.  We will explain what cold working is about and show you examples.

The pieces take several hours before you can remove them from the kiln, that is why this is a two day class.

You will fill the chart position with you name.

On the second day you will remove and wash your pieces learn the process on how to attach the glass to the snaps.  These pieces will have to wait 24 hours before wearing them.  If cold working is required you will need to do the process for this and these items will have to go back in the kiln for a second firing.  Not all pieces will require cold working.  Second firing will be reay to assemble within a week.

You will walk away with a bracelet having one of your pieces on it and then four interchangeable other pieces so you may change the look.

On the day of pickup we would like to take pictures and add them to our webpage.

 

 

Toy Town Stained Glass, 36 Monomonac Road W., Winchendon, MA 01475 978.297.7102