Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Jul
26
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
Jul
26
6:30 pm18:30

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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In this 4 week class you’ll be introduced to two glass techniques: glass fusing, and flameworking with a torch. Become familiar with the tools and materials needed to create projects such as glass beads for jewelry and functional fused pieces. Color, decoration, design and process will be covered. No experience needed. The materials fee includes assorted glass colors, tools, mandrels, fuel and kiln firings.

Instructor:  Leslie Speicher

 

Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 9pm

July 19, 26 August 2, 9

 

Non-Members: $245

Members:  $225

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Jul
27
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Fine Silver Fused Stack Rings
Jul
29
11:00 am11:00

Fine Silver Fused Stack Rings

Fine Silver Fused Stack Rings
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Fine Silver Fused Stack Rings
from 130.00

Learn how to make silver stack rings using fine silver wire (.999%), design stamps and a torch. You will make at least 4 to 5 rings depending on the size you choose. No prior experience necessary.

Instructor: Sue Wade

 

July 29th, 11am-2pm

 

Members: $130

Non-members: $145

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Jul
29
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Wind Chimes & Sun Catchers
Jul
29
4:00 pm16:00

Wind Chimes & Sun Catchers

Wind Chimes and Sun Catchers (2 Day)
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Wind Chimes and Sun Catchers (2 Day)
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Join us for our new workshop and make your own fused glass wind chimes or suncatchers! On the first day use a beautiful selection of vibrant colors to create the parts for your chimes and catchers. You will learn how to safely cut and assemble glass. The second day is for putting all the pieces together. Learn basic wire working and assembling techniques. All materials provided. No experience required. Perfect for a family and/or friends outing! 12+

You will be making a 3 strand wind chime/ sun catcher with 4-6 pieces per strand. You may add extra strands for $20 ea.

 

Saturday, July 22, 4-6

Saturday July 29, 4-6

 

Members: $135

Non-members: $150

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Make & Bake!
Jul
30
1:00 pm13:00

Make & Bake!

Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Choose from several sizes and shape options and spend part of your Sunday with us creating your own beautiful fused glass piece. 

Materials provided in the flat fee include all tools, kiln firings, instruction, colorful scrap and accessory glass and two pieces of clear or white base glass.

Pieces may be picked up in 1-week.

 

AVAILABLE SIZES:

5" square plate: $50

6" square plate: $60

4" x 12" tray: $65

5" x 10" tray: $75

8" square plate or round bowl: $80

10" square plate or round bowl: $90

12" square plate or round bowl: $110

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

July 16, 30

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 15, 29

 

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Jul
31
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
1
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
2
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
Aug
2
6:30 pm18:30

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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In this 4 week class you’ll be introduced to two glass techniques: glass fusing, and flameworking with a torch. Become familiar with the tools and materials needed to create projects such as glass beads for jewelry and functional fused pieces. Color, decoration, design and process will be covered. No experience needed. The materials fee includes assorted glass colors, tools, mandrels, fuel and kiln firings.

Instructor:  Leslie Speicher

 

Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 9pm

July 19, 26 August 2, 9

 

Non-Members: $245

Members:  $225

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
3
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Aug
3
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

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Enamel Saturdays
Aug
5
11:00 am11:00

Enamel Saturdays

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Enamel Saturdays
40.00

Come in and practice what we’ve learned so far from Sue Wade’s workshops! Mandrels, hole punches, dapping block, torches, fuel, basic enamel colors, etching medium and other tools. Some copper pieces will be available for purchase.

 

Saturdays 11am -2pm

July 1, August 5, September 9, October 7

 

Members $50

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
5
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
6
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
7
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)
Aug
8
6:30 pm18:30

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
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Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
from 325.00

It’s time to make patterns in your cane! In the first class, we will assemble pattern blanks for firing and pull a pre-made pattern pot then use this cane in making our blanks. In the 2nd and 3rd classes, we will pull pots with the pattern blanks. The 4th class will be devoted to making an 8” square or round piece from your new cane.

You will walk away with several pieces of patterned cane that you can use in future projects. We’ll work in two teams of 2 or 3 and use two vitrigraph kilns. All materials, glass, molds and firings are included. A limited amount of spots (6) are available for this class. Prerequisites- A four-week class or one day workshop is recommended but not required.

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

August 8-29

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
9
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
Aug
9
6:30 pm18:30

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)

Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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Survey of Glass: Flame & Fuse (4 weeks)
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In this 4 week class you’ll be introduced to two glass techniques: glass fusing, and flameworking with a torch. Become familiar with the tools and materials needed to create projects such as glass beads for jewelry and functional fused pieces. Color, decoration, design and process will be covered. No experience needed. The materials fee includes assorted glass colors, tools, mandrels, fuel and kiln firings.

Instructor:  Leslie Speicher

 

Wednesdays: 6:30 pm - 9pm

July 19, 26 August 2, 9

 

Non-Members: $245

Members:  $225

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
10
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Aug
10
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
12
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
13
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Make & Bake!
Aug
13
1:00 pm13:00

Make & Bake!

Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Choose from several sizes and shape options and spend part of your Sunday with us creating your own beautiful fused glass piece. 

Materials provided in the flat fee include all tools, kiln firings, instruction, colorful scrap and accessory glass and two pieces of clear or white base glass.

Pieces may be picked up in 1-week.

 

AVAILABLE SIZES:

5" square plate: $50

6" square plate: $60

4" x 12" tray: $65

5" x 10" tray: $75

8" square plate or round bowl: $80

10" square plate or round bowl: $90

12" square plate or round bowl: $110

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

July 16, 30

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 15, 29

 

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Date:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
14
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
15
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)
Aug
15
6:30 pm18:30

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
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Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
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It’s time to make patterns in your cane! In the first class, we will assemble pattern blanks for firing and pull a pre-made pattern pot then use this cane in making our blanks. In the 2nd and 3rd classes, we will pull pots with the pattern blanks. The 4th class will be devoted to making an 8” square or round piece from your new cane.

You will walk away with several pieces of patterned cane that you can use in future projects. We’ll work in two teams of 2 or 3 and use two vitrigraph kilns. All materials, glass, molds and firings are included. A limited amount of spots (6) are available for this class. Prerequisites- A four-week class or one day workshop is recommended but not required.

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

August 8-29

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
16
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
17
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Aug
17
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

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Riveted Bracelet
Aug
19
11:00 am11:00

Riveted Bracelet

Riveted Bracelet
from 130.00

In this class, you will learn to use rivets as cold connections to make an awesome one of a kind bracelet with mixed metals and embellishments. Lots of forming, hole punching and stamping. Lots of design choices. 3-hour class. No prior experience necessary.

Instructor: Sue Wade

 

August 19th, 11-2

 

Members: $130

Non-members: $145

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
19
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
20
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)
Aug
22
6:30 pm18:30

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
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Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
from 325.00

It’s time to make patterns in your cane! In the first class, we will assemble pattern blanks for firing and pull a pre-made pattern pot then use this cane in making our blanks. In the 2nd and 3rd classes, we will pull pots with the pattern blanks. The 4th class will be devoted to making an 8” square or round piece from your new cane.

You will walk away with several pieces of patterned cane that you can use in future projects. We’ll work in two teams of 2 or 3 and use two vitrigraph kilns. All materials, glass, molds and firings are included. A limited amount of spots (6) are available for this class. Prerequisites- A four-week class or one day workshop is recommended but not required.

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

August 8-29

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

Class Description:
Date:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
23
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Put it Together Series for Beadmakers and Fusers (1 day)
Aug
23
6:30 pm18:30

Put it Together Series for Beadmakers and Fusers (1 day)

Put It Together Series for Beadmakers and Fusers
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Put It Together Series for Beadmakers and Fusers
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Have a bunch of beautiful glass beads sitting around ready to be made into fabulous jewelry?  Have fused glass pieces that need a transformation?  Want to make your own jewelry?  We will get together for 2-hour workshops this summer and design some great pieces for you to wear.  You will learn unique wire wrapping and clasp making processes, simple cold working techniques to make holes and channels and earring, ring, bracelet and necklace design.  Everyone ages 16 and up are welcome!  No experience necessary.

 

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

July 12

August 23

 

Non-Members: $65

Members: $50

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
24
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Aug
24
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

Class Description:
Date:
Quantity:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
26
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
27
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Make & Bake!
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

Make & Bake!

Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
from 50.00

Choose from several sizes and shape options and spend part of your Sunday with us creating your own beautiful fused glass piece. 

Materials provided in the flat fee include all tools, kiln firings, instruction, colorful scrap and accessory glass and two pieces of clear or white base glass.

Pieces may be picked up in 1-week.

 

AVAILABLE SIZES:

5" square plate: $50

6" square plate: $60

4" x 12" tray: $65

5" x 10" tray: $75

8" square plate or round bowl: $80

10" square plate or round bowl: $90

12" square plate or round bowl: $110

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

July 16, 30

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 15, 29

 

Plate dimensions:
Date:
Quantity:
Sign up for class
Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
29
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)
Aug
29
6:30 pm18:30

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 Weeks)

Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
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Advanced Vitrigraph (4 weeks)
from 325.00

It’s time to make patterns in your cane! In the first class, we will assemble pattern blanks for firing and pull a pre-made pattern pot then use this cane in making our blanks. In the 2nd and 3rd classes, we will pull pots with the pattern blanks. The 4th class will be devoted to making an 8” square or round piece from your new cane.

You will walk away with several pieces of patterned cane that you can use in future projects. We’ll work in two teams of 2 or 3 and use two vitrigraph kilns. All materials, glass, molds and firings are included. A limited amount of spots (6) are available for this class. Prerequisites- A four-week class or one day workshop is recommended but not required.

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

August 8-29

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

Class Description:
Date:
Quantity:
Add To Cart
Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
30
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Aug
31
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
2
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
3
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
5
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
6
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
7
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Enamel Saturdays
Sep
9
11:00 am11:00

Enamel Saturdays

Enamel Saturdays
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Enamel Saturdays
40.00

Come in and practice what we’ve learned so far from Sue Wade’s workshops! Mandrels, hole punches, dapping block, torches, fuel, basic enamel colors, etching medium and other tools. Some copper pieces will be available for purchase.

 

Saturdays 11am -2pm

July 1, August 5, September 9, October 7

 

Members $50

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
9
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
11
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
12
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
13
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
14
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
18
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
19
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
20
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
21
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 10” Sand Dollar Bowl (2 days)
Sep
23
11:00 am11:00

10” Sand Dollar Bowl (2 days)

10” Dual Color Sand Dollar Bowl (2 Day)
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10” Dual Color Sand Dollar Bowl (2 Day)
from 135.00

Make a vibrant and colorful Sand Dollar bowl in this fun 2-day class. Learn how to make a circle without cutting out a circle! Use sheet and scrap glass and powder to create your piece. We’ll talk about firing schedules and using powder in new ways. All materials included but you may want to use some of your own scrap glass.

Photo and Technique credit Marcia Bernadette

 

August 26, September 3

Saturdays 11-2

 

Non-Members: $145

Members: $135

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
23
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Make & Bake!
Sep
24
1:00 pm13:00

Make & Bake!

Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
from 50.00

Choose from several sizes and shape options and spend part of your Sunday with us creating your own beautiful fused glass piece. 

Materials provided in the flat fee include all tools, kiln firings, instruction, colorful scrap and accessory glass and two pieces of clear or white base glass.

Pieces may be picked up in 1-week.

 

AVAILABLE SIZES:

5" square plate: $50

6" square plate: $60

4" x 12" tray: $65

5" x 10" tray: $75

8" square plate or round bowl: $80

10" square plate or round bowl: $90

12" square plate or round bowl: $110

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

July 16, 30

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 15, 29

 

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
26
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)
Sep
26
6:30 pm18:30

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)

Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
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Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
from 225.00

This 4-week class is for students who want to learn the basics of beadmaking and working hot glass in a torch. Students will learn to safely operate equipment and tools, manipulate molten glass into multiple shapes and refine their skills by exploring decorative techniques such as dots, stripes and twisties. The instructor will be there to assist with design techniques, offer suggestions and assist students in completing their design ideas. Basic wire working will also be taught so you can make earrings, pendants, keychains and more.

Class price includes safety glasses, various colors of Moretti glass for use during class, mandrels, kiln time and all the tools needed. 

A glass kit with additional colors and mandrels is available for purchase for $40.00.

Everyone welcome; no prerequisites! After the second class you may come in and rent studio time. This class is a prerequisite for future flameworking classes. 

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

September 26, October 3-17

 

Non-Members: $245

Members: $225

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
27
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
Sep
27
6:30 pm18:30

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
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Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
from 325.00

Pull vitro, learn about color density and how color moves in different ways to create stretched blanks in order to create your dropped vessels. Multiple types of damming techniques will be used. You will create 3 blanks and 2 dropped vessels. You will also learn how to cut off the excess glass on the rims of the drop vessels and cold work the lip of the vessels. We will take about kiln firings, volume calculations, heat and different ways it affects glass and how to manipulate firings schedules to get the desired results.

Photos: Bullseye Glass 

 

Wednesdays- 6:30-9

Sept. 27 Oct 4-18

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
28
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Sep
28
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

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10” Sand Dollar Bowl (2 days)
Sep
30
11:00 am11:00

10” Sand Dollar Bowl (2 days)

10” Dual Color Sand Dollar Bowl (2 Day)
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10” Dual Color Sand Dollar Bowl (2 Day)
from 135.00

Make a vibrant and colorful Sand Dollar bowl in this fun 2-day class. Learn how to make a circle without cutting out a circle! Use sheet and scrap glass and powder to create your piece. We’ll talk about firing schedules and using powder in new ways. All materials included but you may want to use some of your own scrap glass.

Photo and Technique credit Marcia Bernadette

 

August 26, September 3

Saturdays 11-2

 

Non-Members: $145

Members: $135

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Sep
30
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

BYOB 9” Mandala Bowl
Sep
30
5:30 pm17:30

BYOB 9” Mandala Bowl

BYOB 9" Mandala Bowl
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BYOB 9" Mandala Bowl
from 85.00

Make a stunning large fused glass Mandala bowl using a variety of colorful glass frit and decals. The waterslide decals fire to a henna color that highlights the lines of the mandala design. The colorful back of the bowl looks like stained glass. All materials included and no experience necessary.

 

Saturday 5:30-7:30

September 30

Non-Members: $90

Members: $80

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Silkscreen on Glass
Oct
1
11:00 am11:00

Silkscreen on Glass

Silkscreen on Glass
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Silkscreen on Glass
from 155.00

Learn the basics of screen printing your images onto glass. You will learn how to prep the screen, expose your image onto the screen and set it up for printing. You will then push the ink through the screen with my help to transfer your image onto the glass. You may print two images per screen.

Please send two 300dpi jpeg. images no larger than 7” x 7” to chicagoglasscollective@gmail.com at least 24 hours before your class. 3 sheets of 8” x 8” clear glass and 1 sheet of 8” x 8” white will be provided. You may trade in the clear and white base glass and purchase different color base glass from the instructor. Pieces may be picked up 1 week after class.

 

October 1, Sunday- 11-5

 

Non-Members: $165

Members: $155

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
1
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
3
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)
Oct
3
6:30 pm18:30

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)

Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
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Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
from 225.00

This 4-week class is for students who want to learn the basics of beadmaking and working hot glass in a torch. Students will learn to safely operate equipment and tools, manipulate molten glass into multiple shapes and refine their skills by exploring decorative techniques such as dots, stripes and twisties. The instructor will be there to assist with design techniques, offer suggestions and assist students in completing their design ideas. Basic wire working will also be taught so you can make earrings, pendants, keychains and more.

Class price includes safety glasses, various colors of Moretti glass for use during class, mandrels, kiln time and all the tools needed. 

A glass kit with additional colors and mandrels is available for purchase for $40.00.

Everyone welcome; no prerequisites! After the second class you may come in and rent studio time. This class is a prerequisite for future flameworking classes. 

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

September 26, October 3-17

 

Non-Members: $245

Members: $225

Class Description:
Date:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
4
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
Oct
4
6:30 pm18:30

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
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Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
from 325.00

Pull vitro, learn about color density and how color moves in different ways to create stretched blanks in order to create your dropped vessels. Multiple types of damming techniques will be used. You will create 3 blanks and 2 dropped vessels. You will also learn how to cut off the excess glass on the rims of the drop vessels and cold work the lip of the vessels. We will take about kiln firings, volume calculations, heat and different ways it affects glass and how to manipulate firings schedules to get the desired results.

Photos: Bullseye Glass 

 

Wednesdays- 6:30-9

Sept. 27 Oct 4-18

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

Class Description:
Date:
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 Not Your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Oct
5
6:30 pm18:30

Not Your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

Class Description:
Date:
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Enamel Saturdays
Oct
7
11:00 am11:00

Enamel Saturdays

Enamel Saturdays
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Enamel Saturdays
40.00

Come in and practice what we’ve learned so far from Sue Wade’s workshops! Mandrels, hole punches, dapping block, torches, fuel, basic enamel colors, etching medium and other tools. Some copper pieces will be available for purchase.

 

Saturdays 11am -2pm

July 1, August 5, September 9, October 7

 

Members $50

Class Description:
Date:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
7
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
8
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
10
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)
Oct
10
6:30 pm18:30

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)

Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
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Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
from 225.00

This 4-week class is for students who want to learn the basics of beadmaking and working hot glass in a torch. Students will learn to safely operate equipment and tools, manipulate molten glass into multiple shapes and refine their skills by exploring decorative techniques such as dots, stripes and twisties. The instructor will be there to assist with design techniques, offer suggestions and assist students in completing their design ideas. Basic wire working will also be taught so you can make earrings, pendants, keychains and more.

Class price includes safety glasses, various colors of Moretti glass for use during class, mandrels, kiln time and all the tools needed. 

A glass kit with additional colors and mandrels is available for purchase for $40.00.

Everyone welcome; no prerequisites! After the second class you may come in and rent studio time. This class is a prerequisite for future flameworking classes. 

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

September 26, October 3-17

 

Non-Members: $245

Members: $225

Class Description:
Date:
Quantity:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
11
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
Oct
11
6:30 pm18:30

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
from 325.00

Pull vitro, learn about color density and how color moves in different ways to create stretched blanks in order to create your dropped vessels. Multiple types of damming techniques will be used. You will create 3 blanks and 2 dropped vessels. You will also learn how to cut off the excess glass on the rims of the drop vessels and cold work the lip of the vessels. We will take about kiln firings, volume calculations, heat and different ways it affects glass and how to manipulate firings schedules to get the desired results.

Photos: Bullseye Glass 

 

Wednesdays- 6:30-9

Sept. 27 Oct 4-18

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

Class Description:
Date:
Quantity:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
12
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

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

Class Description:
Date:
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Copper Metal Clay
Oct
14
11:00 am11:00

Copper Metal Clay

Copper Metal Clay
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Copper Metal Clay
from 150.00

Using a specially formulated clay that turns into solid copper after firing with a torch or kiln, you will make a variety of charms, pendants, and earrings. We will use rubber stamps and clay tools to make design impressions and shapes. This class is approximately 5 hours due to the drying time needed for the clay, but the time flies by quickly when you are having fun! No prior experience needed. All supplies included.

 

Instructor: Sue Wade

 

Oct 14th, 11-4

 

Members: $150

Non-members: 165

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
14
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Make & Bake!
Oct
15
1:00 pm13:00

Make & Bake!

Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
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Make & Bake: Sundays 1-3pm
from 50.00

Choose from several sizes and shape options and spend part of your Sunday with us creating your own beautiful fused glass piece. 

Materials provided in the flat fee include all tools, kiln firings, instruction, colorful scrap and accessory glass and two pieces of clear or white base glass.

Pieces may be picked up in 1-week.

 

AVAILABLE SIZES:

5" square plate: $50

6" square plate: $60

4" x 12" tray: $65

5" x 10" tray: $75

8" square plate or round bowl: $80

10" square plate or round bowl: $90

12" square plate or round bowl: $110

 

AVAILABLE DATES:

July 16, 30

August 13, 27

September 10, 24

October 15, 29

 

Plate dimensions:
Date:
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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
16
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
17
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)
Oct
17
6:30 pm18:30

Bead-making 101: Glass Bead Basics (4 weeks)

Bead-Making 101 (4 weeks)
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This 4-week class is for students who want to learn the basics of beadmaking and working hot glass in a torch. Students will learn to safely operate equipment and tools, manipulate molten glass into multiple shapes and refine their skills by exploring decorative techniques such as dots, stripes and twisties. The instructor will be there to assist with design techniques, offer suggestions and assist students in completing their design ideas. Basic wire working will also be taught so you can make earrings, pendants, keychains and more.

Class price includes safety glasses, various colors of Moretti glass for use during class, mandrels, kiln time and all the tools needed. 

A glass kit with additional colors and mandrels is available for purchase for $40.00.

Everyone welcome; no prerequisites! After the second class you may come in and rent studio time. This class is a prerequisite for future flameworking classes. 

 

Tuesdays 6:30-9pm

September 26, October 3-17

 

Non-Members: $245

Members: $225

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
18
5:00 pm17:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)

Drop Vessels (4 weeks)
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Pull vitro, learn about color density and how color moves in different ways to create stretched blanks in order to create your dropped vessels. Multiple types of damming techniques will be used. You will create 3 blanks and 2 dropped vessels. You will also learn how to cut off the excess glass on the rims of the drop vessels and cold work the lip of the vessels. We will take about kiln firings, volume calculations, heat and different ways it affects glass and how to manipulate firings schedules to get the desired results.

Photos: Bullseye Glass 

 

Wednesdays- 6:30-9

Sept. 27 Oct 4-18

 

Non-Members: $345

Members: $325

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
19
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

 Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

Not your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)

Not Your Average Fusing 101 (4 weeks)
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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

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
21
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

BYOB 10” Spider Web Bowl
Oct
21
5:30 pm17:30

BYOB 10” Spider Web Bowl

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Learn how to safely cut and assemble strips of glass to create your own unique spider web bowl. A perfect addition to all of your Halloween decorations! All materials, tools and firings are included. Your pieces may be picked up 1 week after class. No experience needed.

 

Saturday 5:30-7:30, October 21

Monday 6:30-8:30, October 30

Non-Members $90

Members $80

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Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
22
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
23
6:30 pm18:30

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions. 

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking
Oct
24
12:00 pm12:00

Open Studio for Fusing, Casting, Flameworking and Coldworking

Open Studio is a time when students, members and those with previous glass experience can rent studio space and equipment at Chicago Glass Collective for glass fusing, casting, flameworking and coldworking. Prices start at $10 and hour for non-members and $5 for members. Please contact Chicago Glass Collective with questions.