Make-Your-Own: Glass Fusing

On left: White glass fused magnet with green clover design. On right: Red glass fused magnet with white rectangles of varying sizes.

MAKE-YOU-OWN: Glass Fusing
Saturdays & Sundays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To schedule your Make-Your-Own Glass Fusing appointment, call 856.825.6800 ext. 152.
Walk-ins are available during special events.

Learn to layer flat pieces of glass to create a project of your choosing! Our teaching artists will guide you through each step of the process, from choosing your glass to cutting and assembling your design. Use accessory glass, such as frit and stringers, to add finishing touches.

Fused pieces will be fired overnight and ready to pick up in a couple of days. You will be contacted when your piece is out of the kiln. Pieces to be slumped into a mold will take two days to fire. Firing time is dependant upon participant numbers each day.

WheatonArts cannot be held responsible for minor flaws that may occur during the assembling or firing process. A $25.00 fee will be charged to those who do not show up for their appointment. We require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment, otherwise, it will be considered a no-show.

Pick Your Glass Fusing Project:

This glass panel is an example of the Make-Your-Own: Glass Fusing experience. It is sitting on a clear stand and has brown corners with black & white spots. There are purple & yellow stripes at the bottom left corner.
This glass plate is an example of the Make-Your-Own: Glass Fusing experience. It is sitting on a clear stand and has brown corners with black & white spots. There are purple & yellow stripes at the bottom left corner.

FUSED GLASS PANELS + PLATES

Create a decorative or utilitarian fused glass work of art! Choose from two projects, a decorative panel or a functional glass plate. This experience begins with a clear, 3mm glass sheet as the foundation of your design. Add your unique style by choosing a color palette from our selection of colorful sheet glass to build your design by cutting and arranging the glass into an abstract or representational design. Top off your design with accessory glass, such as frit and stringers. Fused glass panels can be displayed on shelves or in a window to sparkle in the sunlight. You may choose to have your project full-fused or tack fused. For plate, our staff will fire your project a second time using a slump mold. Display stands are not included; however, we can recommend where to purchase one that will fit your project. 

Ages: 5 and above with parent/guardian assistance required.
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Project Sizes:
$35 – Small (includes 4”x4” and 5.5”x5.5” square)
$55 – Medium (includes 8”x8” square, 8” round, 7” round, 10”x5” rectangular)
$65 – Large (includes 10”x10” square, 10” round, 11” round)

These coasters are examples of the Make-Your-Own: Glass Fusing experience. There are two coasters, and one has a glass cup on it.

FUSED GLASS COASTERS

Protect your table surface with gorgeous glass coasters designed by you! During this experience, you will use foundational glass-working techniques, such as cutting and grinding glass. Show off your coasters at your next party or give them as a special occasion gift. All coasters will be full-fused in our glass kilns by WheatonArts staff, with non-skid table protectors placed on the bottom corners of each coaster after firing. 

Ages: 5 and above with parent/guardian assistance required.
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Project Sizes (all coasters are 4” x 4” inches):
$40 – Set of 2
$60 – Set of 4
$80 – Set of 6

Image of a purple fused glass square plate resting on a clear stand in front of a gray to white gradient background. The center of the plate has a four petal flower with a long style in the center. The style has seven round stigma surrounding the top point. The plate also has small air bubbles throughout.

KILN CARVED GLASS PANELS

“Kiln carving” is a fusing and slumping process where a sheet of glass covers over a design made of thick ceramic fiber paper and heated to 1520 degrees Fahrenheit in a kiln. The hot glass tightly conforms to the shape of the fiber paper as it flows around the edges, resulting in a bas-relief, textured glass panel with thicker areas dense in color and thinner areas lighter in color, causing the design to “pop.” Practiced techniques used are design sketching and X-Acto knife cutting.

Ages: 14 and above
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Project Sizes:
$50 – Small (includes 5” x 5” inch square or 5” round)
$60 – Medium (includes 8” x 8” inch square or 8” round)

Image of a round blue fused glass pendant resting on the side of a light gray rock to hold it up in front of a white background. The pendant has a white rectangular piece of glass in the center with red, blue, and yellow speckles and small blue and green round attachments throughout.

FULL-FUSED GLASS PENDANTS

Design unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of glass jewelry! During this experience, choose between using pre-cut sheet glass pieces or cutting out your own. Once your design is complete, we will fire your glass to 1450 degrees Fahrenheit, resulting in a smooth pendant surface, and a silver bail will be glued to the back of your pendant. The techniques practiced during this project include cutting glass and design composition.

Ages: 5 and above with parent/guardian assistance required.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Project Styles:
$30 – 4 Square-to-Round Pendants (includes gluing of bail)
$30 – 2 Angular Pendants (includes gluing of bail)

Image of a yellow square fused glass magnet in front of a white background. The magnet has two black rectangular glass eyebrows, two small round green eyes, and a small green triangular nose. The piece also has a red slanted rectangular mouth that is small at the top and gets larger towards the bottom in the bottom right corner.

TACK-FUSED GLASS MAGNETS & PENDANTS

The perfect project for beginners and families! These tack-fused glass magnets and pendant projects are a favorite among our visitors. Beginning with a pre-fused, 2” square glass blank, you arrange assorted pre-cut pieces of sheet glass and accessory glass to compose your design. Once your design is complete, we will tack-fuse your project. 

Ages: 5 and above with parent/guardian assistance required.
Level: Beginner 

$15 – Tack Fused Magnet (2” x 2” inch square or round)
$15 – Tack Fused Pendant (2” x 2” inch square or round)

Image of a circular gold fused glass suncatcher handing from a black rope. The rope is tied in a small round hole at the top of the suncatcher. The suncatcher is hanging in front of a gray to white gradient background. The piece has four rectangular glass pieces on each side: there is a gold rectangle at the top, a gold rectangle at the bottom, a green rectangle on the left, and a green rectangle on the right side of the circle. Each rectangle is a unique shape and size. In between these larger rectangles is a smaller light blue rectangle. The top left, middle, and bottom right corner of the suncatcher are speckled with small clear glass pieces creating a textured background. The top right and bottom left corners have a smooth gold background.

FUSED SUNCATCHERS

Create and design a fused glass suncatcher to hang in a window! Beginning with a pre-cut, circular or square transparent piece of glass, create a design that will be tack or full-fused using small pre-cut pieces of glass and an assortment of accessory glass, including frit and stringers. 

Ages: 5 and above with parent/guardian assistance required.
Level: Beginner 

$25 – Tack or Full-Fused Suncatcher (average 4”x4” inch square or 4” round)

Slumping Fee: All panels (square or round), except kiln carved projects, can be slumped for an additional $7.00

Cancelation Policy: A $25.00 fee will be charged to those who do not show up for their appointment. We require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment; otherwise, it will be considered a no-show, except in the case of illness. Are you feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19? Please stay home. Appointments can be rescheduled by phone or email.

Glass Fusing projects are part of WheatonArts’ Make-Your-Own Program. Support has been provided by Daley’s Ceramic Supply, Slumpy’s, Spectrum Glazes, Standard Ceramic Supply, and The Paul Wissmach Glass Co. Inc. Individual support provided by Leslie Skibo.

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