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The Stained Glass and the Fused Glass shops are closed for the season. The shops will open in November.

The Glass Shops has Open Studio times for certified users to work on their own Glass projects.

To be a certified user a person must:

  • have completed our Stained Glass Beginner Class to work on their own Stained Glass projects and/or
  • have completed our 4 or 5 afternoon Beginner Fused Glass Class to work on their own Fused Glass projects and/or
  • have previous Stained or Fused Glass experience and be ‘certified’ by one of our Senior Monitors [1].

Glass Shop Fees

The Glass Shop has 3 levels of member passes for certified users:

  1. Daily Pass – There is a $5.00 session fee for each Open Studio block attended.
  2. Monthly Pass – Users can purchase a 30 day monthly pass for $25.00
  3. Seasonal Pass – Users can purchase a pass good for the season for $65.00.

These passes allow users to attend any Open Studio block while their pass is valid. The pass includes shop time, shop resources, shop equipment and firing for pieces made during shop time.

Any pieces brought in for firing, which are made outside the shop, will have a $5 firing fee for each piece, per firing.

Footnotes

[1] To be qualified in Stained Glass, the person must be certified to be competent in the following:

  1. Cutting and shaping glass (Use of hand tools and grinder)
  2. Foiling glass
  3. Soldering foiled glass
  4. How to safely handle glass and soldering irons

To be qualified in Fused Glass, the person must be certified to be competent in the following:

  1. Cutting and shaping glass (Use of hand tools and grinder)
  2. Understand fusing terms such as COE, Tac fuse, Full fuse, Slump, etc.
  3.  Glass compatibility in a kiln
  4. Layering techniques
  5. Effect of kiln heat on glass
  6. How to safely handle glass in all its various forms
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