Glass Classes

beadsSTAINED GLASS:  Using the copper foil method, participants in stained glass classes will be introduced to the basic techniques necessary to create a piece in stained glass: scoring and breaking, grinding, wrapping glass pieces in copper foil and soldering the pieces together.

GLASS FUSING AND SLUMPING:  For glass fusing and slumping, the piece is fired at 1450 to 1550 degrees to fuse the pieces that make up the design.  At that point, the project may be complete, or it can be fired again to slump it into or over a mold.  The process can be used to create pendants, bowls, plates, sun catchers, vases, and other decorative and functional pieces.

Fused Glass Class finished products
BEAD MAKING:  Glass beads have been treasured and traded for centuries and this class will explore the process of the ancient craft.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Elizabeth Fields at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Michael Rall,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Elizabeth Fields at 828-262-2944 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

Copyright © 2003 Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program


Director: Michael Rall

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard

Registration: Elizabeth Fields

Department of Applied Design

QEP Global Learning