Advanced Classes!

Want to learn to blow glass on your own or experiment with combining metal and glass? Join one of our advanced classes. These classes are offered on a limited basis. Most tools, materials and supplies are included, unless otherwise noted. Prior glass blowing experience required.

Glass Blowing Basics

In this class you will learn the basic skills required to work independently in front of the furnace. This is a skill focused class. All materials and tools are provided. Intro to Hot Glass is a prerequisite. James accepts a limited number of students for ongoing instruction. Call 760-294-7447 or email to schedule an appointment to discuss options.

Masters Class in mixed media, combining glass, metal and mixed media

Masters level class for experienced craftspeople only. Students must have a minimum of intermediate level skills in at least one of the following areas; illustration, fabrication in metal, wood, ceramics, glass, plastic or paint. Students must “apply” by sending an artist’s statement, a bio and four digital images of the work.

The class consists of the following topics; safety, You can expect to learn, designing for mixed media, introduction to tools, tool operation and maintenance, ideas to paper, acquire materials, transfer designs, cutting and shaping, rough finish, casting, final finish, final assembly students will co-create a project to be completed in an agreed number sessions. All power tools and equipment, glass tools, adhesives, and abrasives are included. Expendable supplies are supplied by the student. James accepts a limited number of students for mixed media instruction.

Our current open enrollment classes are below: