Sea Glass: an introduction to glass fusing @ ARTworks

Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21 with Greg Rawls

Learn how to create a fused glass “SEA GLASS” bowl! 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 learn how to cut glass and assemble glass into a “Sea Glass” pattern that will be fused into a 10” round bowl that you can take home and use. 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°F and become fluid at 1500°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. Classes are 6:30-9pm, and tuition includes all materials and kiln time: $75 payable to Gregorie Glass during class. Email greg.rawls@hargray.com to register.

Your instructor is 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 showed “SEA GLASS” and “Quilt of Humanity” at ArtWorks in Beaufort and at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan, finishing in the Top 100 out of 1500 worldwide submissions). gregorieglass.com.

These classes are held at @ ARTworks,the community arts center of Beaufort: 379-2787, artworksinbeaufort.org, and will be surrounded by a gallery full of art, artists working in their studios, and the black box theater, in Beaufort Town Center, 2127 Boundary Street 29902.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Thu 11/14/13 at 6:30 pm - Thu 11/14/13 at 9:00 pm
  • Thu 11/21/13 at 6:30 pm - Thu 11/21/13 at 9:00 pm