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Open Studio

Open Studio is available to individuals who qualify with either prior fusing experience or have completed an Intro to Glass Fusing workshop (or 10 hours of private instruction) at The Glass Underground. Artists must be able to work independently, however, a tech will be on hand to answer questions and provide guidance. 

Artists who qualify will have full use of all tools, equipment, molds and kilns. A limited amount of personal storage space is available on a first come, first served basis. The studio has a separate, ventilated room for working with powders and plaster. The main work room has ample space to spread out and work comfortably. Artists who use the studio on an ongoing basis will be entitled to an added discount on all glass and materials. We offer an extensive ceramic and stainless steel mold collection and a book lending library.



Contact us first if you have any concerns or questions about your qualifications for working in our studio.

Studio Equipment

Cold Shop

1 - 18" Slurry Lap
1 - 12" Diamond Flat Laps
1 - 18" Diamond Flat Laps 
2 - 24" Diamond Flat Laps
1 - Sommer & Maca Belt Sander
1 - 30 Reciprolap
3 - Grinders
2 - Cork/Felt Combo Polisher
1 - Ring Saw
1 - Bandsaw
1 - Spatzier Lathe
2 - 10" MK 101 Tile Saws

1 - 14" Husqvarna Tile Saw

1 - Foredom Drill
1 - Angle Grinder
2 - Sandblasters
1 - Covington Professional Lathe
1 - Drillpress

Kilns

1- Olympic GF15
4 - Vitrigraph
1 - Skutt GM 1414
1 - Evenheat GTS 2541
1 - Skutt KM-1227
1 - Paragon Fusion 14
2 - Olympic GF5
1 - Paragon GL-24
1 - Olympic GF3
4 - Olympic GF2
1 - Olympic 146GFE
1 - Jen Ken EZ Pro 15

 

 

Open Studio Rates

Open Studio hours are available 6 days a week on a first come, first served basis. Artists participating in Open Studio must qualify by having the ability to work independently on their own projects or have taken one of our Introduction to Glass Fusing classes. A studio tech will be on hand to offer assistance. We offer a limited amount of student storage as availability allows.

  • Open Studio: $15 per hour with a one-hour minimum
  • Kiln Rental: $10 per kiln*
  • Slumping Charge: $15 per kiln
  • Additional Mold Charge: $5 per mold
  • Coldworking: $20 per hour with a one-hour minimum


Charges include the use of tools and equipment. Disposable accessories are extra.
*Does not apply to GF15