Sea Glass: An Introduction to Glass Fusing
Start Date : February 28, 2013
End Date : February 28, 2013
Time : 6:30 pm to9:00 pm
Phone : 843-379-2787
Greg Rawls, Instructor ~ 1 session
Thursday, February 28
$75 payable to Gregorie Glass during class
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"SEA GLASS" is a technique developed by Greg Rawls that creates an open weave glass bowl that is reminiscent of sea glass and coral reefs. This is an introductory class on the basics of glass fusing. You will choose from a variety of colors, a limited selection of shapes, and learn how to cut and assemble glass into a "Sea Glass" pattern that will be fused into a 10" round bowl to use at home. We will discuss different types of glass, safety, the science of glass fusing and the amazing potential of fused glass.
Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass with heat. Glass will soften at 1000 degree F and become fluid at 1500 degree F and fuse together. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken.
All students must wear closed toe shoes. Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. This is a one-day, 2 1/2 hour class. Tuition includes all materials and kiln time.
Your instructor will be Greg Rawls, an accomplished glass artist whose work can be seen in fine art galleries throughout the southeast. His art has been displayed in the South Carolina Museum; he has won awards at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston and won the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run poster competition with an entry made of glass. He is showing "SEA GLASS" at ARTworks in Beaufort through February, following an exhibition at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan (finished in the Top 100 out of 1500 worldwide submissions). www.gregorieglass.com.
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