Advanced Fusing Classes in Denver CO

Powder Color, Components and Crackle

Internationally known artist Robert Leatherbarrow will be at the Bella Glass Studios in Denver, Colorado to present Powder Color, Components and Crackle, September 9-13, 2009. Participants explore creating color and texture with glass powder and building several gallery-quality pieces during this 5-day, kilnformed glass workshop. Different approaches to creating crackled texture and new variations in painting with light are explored for use in creating design components, including powder wafers. Some experience with fused glass techniques is required.

Tuition: $1,050, includes all materials and lunches; 50% deposit required with registration, balance due by August 9, 2009. Space is limited. Register by calling 303-462-4221. For more information, visit


Make Your Own Sink

Beautify your home and save money by learning how to make your own one-of-a-kind glass sink in a two-session workshop at Bella Glass Studios in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, August 1, 2009 from 10 am to 1 pm (part 1) and Wednesday, August 5, 1-4 pm or 6-9 pm (part 2). You will make an 18" round, 5/8" thick sink, as you learn to cut circles, layer glass and full fuse your sink in a kiln. You’ll create your own unique design with sheet glass or a combination of sheet glass, colored frit and stringers. After firing, you’ll cold work your piece, slump it in the kiln and drill it for installation. Some fusing experience is a plus but not required. A selection of materials and all tools are provided.

Tuition: $450; advance registration is required and space is limited. Register by calling 303-462-4221. For more information, visit