Glass provides a resting place for wine, evening wear for Cinderellas, and a more dramatic exit from 44th-floor windows for Bruce Willises. Shatter artistic inhibitions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one mini introduction to glass-fusing class at The Glass Fuser (a $40 value). Classes are held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m.
- Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m.
Additional dates will be scheduled in early 2012.
The Glass Fuser's facility encourages crystalline creativity with an introductory class teaching the fundamentals of glass fusing. During the two-hour session, experienced staff members dish out tips as students cut, design, and assemble a small plate to sneak leftover pot roast into a movie theater. The studio space supplies necessary materials to smoothly merge shining pieces in a bevy of colorful arrangements, textures, and shapes. Nestled alongside the class space, a small gallery sells finished works, and as a Bullseye resource center, The Glass Fuser offers tools and glass sheets for students who want to write a dissertation in finger smudges.
The Glass Fuser
An open studio for artists of all skill levels, The Glass Fuser welcomes guests to drop in and create fused glass art anytime during open hours. No experience is necessary. Resident artists lead a series of courses that – starting with a beginner class – build on skills and explore different techniques, such as three-layer plates and glass cutting.
As a Bullseye Resource Center, The Glass Fuser also vends a wide selection of sheet and accessory glass. Artists may opt to purchase their own glass, create their own projects, and pay a firing fee. All-inclusive project packages are also available.
1849 Willamette St.
Eugene, Oregon 97401