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Glass Fusing for Beginners

Beaufort Arts Council offers an introductory class on the basics of glass fusing, June 9th. Participants will learn how to cut glass and assemble it into an artistic pattern that will be fused into an 8” square dish to take home and use. The class will discuss different types of glass, safety, the science of glass fusing and the potential of fused glass. Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass with heat. Glass will soften at 1000°F and become fluid at 1500°F and fuse together. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken. All students must wear closed toe shoes. Safety equipment and glass cutting tools will be supplied. This is a one-day, two-hour class.