- $79 for one admission to a 2.5–hour fused-glass jewelry-making class with Marcia Wiley
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
- This class is suitable for adults only. All students are asked to wear closed-toe shoes.
The event will be held at a private Sunset Hill location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
Each event is capped at 8 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
Seattle has been called the world’s glass capital, and artist Marcia Wiley wants to give the city’s residents a chance to work with the sparkling substance. In this hands-on workshop, she’ll share the secrets of fusing glass, first demonstrating a few necessary skills before helping students to create personalized jewelry. All you’ll have to bring is your creative spark—iridescent dichroic glass will be provided, along with tools and to access to Kentastic, Marcia’s kiln.
Fused Glass 101
Marcia will discuss glass-making culture in Seattle, demonstrate several techniques for working with glass, and demystify the beauty of dichroic glass.
Build and Fire Your Designs
You’ll score and nip glass in preparation to make two to four pairs of earrings and two pendants. Then, you’ll layer the prepared glass in a design of your own choosing on a ceramic kiln shelf.
Take Your Baubles Home
After firing them in the kiln overnight at 1465 degrees, Marcia will remove and wash the pieces, which will be ready to be picked up or shipped within 48 hours. Earring findings can be purchased for an additional $10.
Glass Artist, Teacher, and Designer
In the Pacific Northwest, some days are less sunny than others, but it’s Marcia Wiley’s mission to create color and delight wherever she can. The glass artist takes great pleasure in helping others unlock their creativity and make shimmering, one-of-a-kind glass pieces that will brighten their lives. This desire to find beauty in her surroundings began when Marcia was a student: the Geology-Biology major found herself entranced by the patterns and forms of the natural world, and working with glass allows her to play with color and light in new and unique ways.