Fusing Program at SMA lots-of-fusing-piecesweb

Glass fusions are fun, beautiful and can bring a whole new dimension to your mosaics. We offer many different ways to learn about and play with fusing glass, either to make elements to work into your mosaic, or to create stand alone beautiful glass pieces.

If you are new to fusing, we offer a wide variety of options for creating and playing with glass fusing.  Janie Yakovlevitch, our wonderful and lovely fusing director, teaches classes regularly.

  • Intro to Glass Fusing: This fun and easy 3 hour class teaches fusing basics and gives students an opportunity to experiment with several different types of fusing, including tack fuses, full fuses and use of inclusions. Appropriate for all levels but some glass cutting skills are helpful. Offered monthly. $125
  • Fun with Fusing Classes: These classes vary in theme, but typically give you the chance to play with fusing glass as you create specific items, such as pendants or magnets, slumped dishes, painting on glass…. These classes are great for beginners but can also be a fun and productive way for our fusing members to learn new skills. 
  • Private Fusing Instruction: Members may sign up for private training with fusing director Janie Yakovlevitch to learn either the basic fusing technique as taught in our Intro class, or for more specific advanced technique instruction such as slumping, kiln carving, layered firings…). Please Contact Us to schedule. Private Intro $185; Advanced study w/ Janie $35/half hour

Kiln Rental Program: Our lovely 14”  Paragon Glass fusing kiln is available for use by trained members. Intro to Glass Fusing or equivalent is a prerequisite for using fusing glass and kiln.  Kiln firings can be shared among trained members, but one member must be designated as responsible for payment and filling in the rental sheet with firing instructions.

  • Kiln Rental: $15/firing (members only)