Creating Dimension - Workshop Description

Creating Dimension

Want to create thick glass panels that have great dimension and depth?

In this 4-day class, students will learn how to apply enamel to glass layers, and then stack and fuse these layers into solid panels. Topics covered include design and image selection, layout, discussion of enamels and how they respond to fusing temperatures, painting medium, how to mix and apply enamels, fusing schedules, bubble control, kiln loading instructions, and finishing techniques.

The emphasis of this workshop is the processes involved in creating thick panels that include great dimension. It is not primarily a painting workshop, however many painting tips and techniques are also provided. Although drawing and painting experience is helpful, it is not required. Prior kiln-work experience is required, however.


Students will complete several initial exercises, and 2 additional projects during this class, and are encouraged to choose and bring to the class printed images for compositions they would like to use for these projects. Important image selection guidelines will be provided prior to class.


Workshop costs

My wife and I do fused glass art and I have done some pieces that were 13 layers thick with some success. I love landscapes, especially birch trees. My wife and I are retiring the end of this year and really want to take more workshops after our retirement. How much do your workshops cost per person and how far in advance should we make a deposit so we don't miss out? Thank you very much, Marty Kaylor, Wildfire Glass Fusion.

2018 Schedule

Hi Marty

I haven't started working on my 2018 schedule yet, and the studios where I teach set the prices. Feel free to contact me at and I can contact you once my schedule is set.

I'd normally advise reserving your seat in a class early, as most of them are filling quickly.

Best Regards,
Paul Messink

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