On Orders Over $225
On Orders Over $500

*Open Studio is for fusing, stained glass and mosaic.*

*Open Studio is independent work time. Instructors will not be available.*


The basic rate for open studio is $5/hr, plus additional kiln and mold fees if applicable.

Kiln Firing in Jen Ken Fiber Kiln (13″ Round): $15

Kiln Firing in Skutt GM-22CS (23×24): $25

Kiln Firing in Skutt GM-1414 (24×41):  $45

Mold Rental: $2.50 - $5.00 per use


Our goal is always towards education and independence. As such, we ask that you take full responsibility for every aspect of your project, in every phase. Learn the entire process from start to finish. We have equipment for rent and, if needed, offer classes to help you learn how to use them with the idea that you’ll eventually get equipment of your own at some point. To that end, Melt will assume NO accountability or responsibility for any aspect of your projects success or failure, including the kiln firings. We will do our best towards your success, but art is a constant experiment and success is never a guarantee.

  • Reservations are required via email. Currently, there isn't a way to sign up on the website. If fusing, you must reserve the kiln you wish to use when signing up. If working on a stained glass project, please let us know if you'll need a grinder, so that we can have it ready for you.

  • The workshop is a shared space, so be mindful of your footprint, both physically and when using telephones and music players. Phone calls must be taken outside the workshop and headphones must be used at all times w/all audio devices. 

  • Everyone in the space has paid for their time, so please be considerate.

  • Melt staff has the right to ask any customer to leave the premises if they witness behavior that is inappropriate or disruptive.

  • All areas that you use must be cleaned up after use.

  • You may not leave materials or projects in the workshop.

  • ALL rules and safety procedures in place during classes are also enforced during Open Studio.

  • You MUST have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to complete your project. We do not teach in open studio. A staff member will be present, but will not be available for instruction purposes.

  • Basic hand tools, grinders, soldering irons, and glass cleaner will be provided. Please don't bring your own tools in, as they could get confused with the shop tools.

  • You are responsible for supplying all of your own glass and other supplies necessary for your project.

  • Kilns MUST be programmed by a Melt staff member.

  • If your project requires a firing schedule other than a basic Full Fuse, Tack Fuse, Contour Fuse or Shallow Slump for a 6mm piece, you will be responsible for supplying the firing schedule to Melt staff. We do have some recommended schedules on hand, but they are just recommendations.

  • Anything outside of the norm (ie drop-out molds, investment castings, painting on glass, etc) is not something we do at Melt, unless in a class environment. These types of projects require extra care and special attention that we simply don’t have the bandwidth to handle. We would suggest Bullseye’s Open Studio for such projects.

  • You may share kiln space/cost with another artist, but Melt is not responsible for making such arrangements.

  • As we do have classes going on, kiln space may be limited from time to time. If this happens, we will make arrangements to have your piece fired at a later time, as soon as the schedule allows. If you need something fired immediately, please call ahead and find out what the kiln usage looks like. We will do our best to work it out.

  • When designing your pieces, factor in shelf dimensions so that your project is at least 1/2″ from the shelf edge.

  • Choose slump/drape molds before designing your pieces and use the actual mold as a guide in order to avoid damage to the mold or piece during firing.

  • Molds may be fired together only when all molds are exactly the same or require exactly the same schedule. If you bring in an outside mold, it is YOUR responsibility to know the associated schedule.

  • It is possible to arrange to bring in projects for firing outside of Open Studio. Call to make those arrangements. If not paying for Open Studio time, your project will need to be fully assembled when you arrive and any loose “bits” securely in place to avoid things coming apart while being loaded into the kiln. We don't mind if you take a few minutes to assemble a piece before we place it in the kiln, of course.

  • Since studio storage space is limited, you may not leave materials or project in the studio, and you must pick up your fired pieces within 7 days of completion. Again, please don't bring in your own tools.

  • Melt is not responsible for damage to items left on the premises or projects that fail.

  • Melt staff has the right to refuse to fire any piece at any time if they feel the project will damage our equipment.

Studio Liability Waiver

The following is the complete verbiage from Melt Glass Art Supply’s Studio Liability Waiver. A printable version, with added sections for the studio user’s contact information and signature, is available by clicking HERE.


I​ ​agree​ ​that​ ​Melt​ ​Glass​ ​and​ ​its​ ​respective​ ​members,​ ​instructors,​ ​students​ ​and​ ​other​ ​glass participants​ ​(hereinafter,​ ​the​ ​“Released​ ​Parties”)​ ​shall​ ​not​ ​be​ ​liable​ ​or​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​injury​ ​to me​ ​(including​ ​paralysis​ ​or​ ​death)​ ​or​ ​damage​ ​to​ ​my​ ​property​ ​occurring​ ​during​ ​any​ ​Melt​ ​Glass activities​ ​and​ ​resulting​ ​from​ ​acts​ ​or​ ​omissions​ ​occurring​ ​during​ ​the​ ​performance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​activities of​ ​the​ ​Released​ ​Parties,​ ​even​ ​where​ ​the​ ​damage​ ​or​ ​injury​ ​is​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​negligence​ ​(except willful​ ​neglect).​ ​I​ ​understand​ ​and​ ​agree​ ​that​ ​all​ ​glass​ ​artists​ ​participate​ ​voluntarily​ ​and​ ​at​ ​their own​ ​risk​ ​in​ ​all​ ​Melt​ ​Glass​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​I​ ​assume​ ​all​ ​risks​ ​of​ ​injury​ ​and​ ​damage​ ​arising​ ​out​ ​of such​ ​activities.​ ​I​ ​acknowledge​ ​and​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​the​ ​activities​ ​of​ ​creating​ ​glass​ ​art,​ ​including working​ ​with​ ​soldering​ ​irons,​ ​kilns,​ ​torches,​ ​hot​ ​and​ ​sharp​ ​glass,​ ​grinders​ ​and​ ​other​ ​power​ ​tools, sharp​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​other​ ​potentially​ ​dangerous​ ​tools​ ​and​ ​products​ ​are​ ​inherently​ ​dangerous,​ ​and​ ​I knowingly​ ​assume​ ​all​ ​such​ ​risks​ ​which​ ​may​ ​cause​ ​serious​ ​injury​ ​or​ ​death​ ​to​ ​myself.​ ​I​ ​release and​ ​hold​ ​the​ ​Released​ ​Parties​ ​harmless​ ​from​ ​any​ ​injury​ ​or​ ​loss​ ​to​ ​my​ ​person​ ​or​ ​property​ ​which may​ ​result​ ​from​ ​my​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​Melt​ ​Glass​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​events.​ ​I​ ​UNDERSTAND​ ​THAT THIS​ ​MEANS​ ​THAT​ ​I​ ​AGREE​ ​NOT​ ​TO​ ​SUE​ ​THE​ ​RELEASED​ ​PARTIES​ ​FOR​ ​ANY​ ​INJURY​ ​OR RESULTING​ ​DAMAGE​ ​TO​ ​MYSELF​ ​OR​ ​MY​ ​PROPERTY​ ​ARISING​ ​FROM,​ ​OR​ ​IN CONNECTION​ ​WITH,​ ​THE​ ​PERFORMANCE​ ​OF​ ​THEIR​ ​DUTIES​ ​IN​ ​SPONSORING, PLANNING,​ ​OR​ ​CONDUCTING​ ​GLASS​ ​ACTIVITIES.​ ​I​ ​understand​ ​Melt​ ​Glass​ ​often photographs​ ​and/or​ ​makes​ ​other​ ​recordings​ ​of​ ​events​ ​occurring​ ​in​ ​the​ ​studio.​ ​Studio​ ​user expressly​ ​consents​ ​to​ ​their​ ​likeness​ ​and​ ​voice​ ​being​ ​so​ ​captured​ ​and​ ​authorizes​ ​Melt​ ​Glass​ ​to use​ ​said​ ​material​ ​for​ ​any​ ​purpose​ ​including​ ​all​ ​commercial,​ ​publicity​ ​and​ ​fundraising​ ​purposes. Studio​ ​user​ ​waives​ ​all​ ​claims​ ​for​ ​remuneration​ ​for​ ​said​ ​use​ ​whether​ ​based​ ​on​ ​invasion​ ​of privacy​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​reason.

WAIVER​ ​OF​ ​RIGHTS​ ​UNDER​ ​STATE​ ​STATUTES  I​ ​further​ ​agree​ ​to​ ​waive​ ​all​ ​benefits​ ​flowing​ ​from​ ​any​ ​state​ ​statute​ ​that​ ​would​ ​negate​ ​or​ ​limit​ ​the scope​ ​of​ ​this​ ​release.​ ​By​ ​signing​ ​this​ ​release,​ ​I​ ​certify​ ​that​ ​I​ ​have​ ​read​ ​this​ ​release​ ​and​ ​fully understand​ ​it​ ​and​ ​that​ ​I​ ​am​ ​not​ ​relying​ ​on​ ​any​ ​statements​ ​or​ ​representations​ ​made​ ​by​ ​the Released​ ​Parties.