Introduction to Fusing


Learn how to fuse glass! No experience required!  Everything will be provided for you, with the EXCEPTION of the sheet glass needed for your final project. Accessory glass, tools, supplies and all kiln firings for THREE completed projects are included in the price of the class. We will also fire your final project for you.

Beginning the first day of your class through the final day of your class, your tuition also includes unlimited Open Studio time at Melt, where you can use our tools and facility to work on your project outside of class time. Open Studio time MUST be reserved 48 hours in advance via phone or email.

This workshop is designed to offer an introduction to glass fusing. Upon registration, you will receive an email from that contains the basic classroom guidelines. The glass needed for your final project will be discussed during the first three sessions and we can help you select the appropriate types and colors to achieve your desired effects.

In this class, you will learn to cut and shape the glass to fit your design, you will learn about the tools and equipment used in fusing, about basic kiln firing schedules, potential reactivity between certain glass colors, play with different types of accessory glass, and SO much more! You will complete FOUR unique projects in this class.

This class is open to adults and children ages 14 and up (a registered adult MUST accompany any children under 16). All attendees must be registered, as we have limited classroom space. Any questions or concerns, please contact us.

This class includes FOUR SESSIONS, with the final session working on a project of your own design and choosing. The final project will be available for pick-up approximately one week after the final class session.

Each student must enroll separately for each class.  Please review our enrollment and cancellation policy, dress code and other class-related details HERE prior to attending your class. If you have any questions regarding these policies or other class-related topics, please feel free to contact us at (360) 771-5617.

While your safety is our top concern, each student will be required to sign a standard liability waiver prior to the beginning of each class. These will be available at Melt or you can print one HERE and bring it with you to class. We also have a handout regarding Safety in the Studio that we would like you to review prior to your class. These documents can all be accessed by clicking on the "Contact & Policies" tab at the top of this page, if you are unable to download them.

**Photo is an example of item that will be made in this class. The variety and colors of glass available may vary depending on what you choose for your class.