Creativity. Community. Fun!

Come join us at Chicago Glass Collective to learn, explore, and create with the exciting medium of glass. 

We welcome everyone – from the curious beginner to the glass expert – to drop by, take a class, use our studio or become a collective member. 


Not Your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
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Not Your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
from 225.00

In this comprehensive 4-week class, you will be introduced to many fundamental concepts related to creating glass objects in the kiln.

You will have the opportunity to fuse multiple pieces and learn how to plan firing schedules and prep the kilns for firings. In addition, you will learn proper and detailed techniques of fusing, slumping, cutting, assembly, color choice and finishing techniques.

Class price includes use of tools, kiln firings (average 2 per piece), three sheets of 10" x 10" glass (clear, white, color), five sheets of 4" x 4" clear glass, stringers, frit, copper foil, paint and molds. More glass is available for purchase from the instructor.

After the second week of class students may rent time during Open Studio hours. No prerequisites and repeat students are welcome.

Instructor:  Leslie Speicher


Thursdays- 6:30-9 pm

August 3-24

Sept 28, Oct 5-19


Non-Members: $245

Members: $225


Spring/Summer Hours

or By Appointment

Mondays: 6:30-8:30

Tuesdays: 12-5pm

Wednesdays: 5-9pm 

Thursdays: 12-5pm

Saturdays: 12-4pm  

Sundays: 12-4pm


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