Kiln Carving with Fused Glass

Glass Arts

Kiln Carving with Fused Glass

Add 3D to your fused glass creations!

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 10/8/2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  2. Tue, 10/10/2023 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Sun, 10/8/2023 - Tue, 10/10/2023

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No Prerequisite, Class

Glass Arts Studio

Fused Glass


Kiln carving  a technique for achieving bas relief, or carved effects, in your glass work by combining fusing and slumping is a process glass artists want in their repertoire. This class also is also a great introduction to fused glass.

Kiln carving can move your glass past a flat surface as you learn to create texture and a sculptured appearance in your piece. Learn how to take your kiln-carved piece in new directions by adding embellishment, additional texture, and colors.

You'll discuss and explore a series of design inspiration boards (provided) to spark your creative design ideas.

Class 1 - Discuss design fundamentals and plan your project.  Inspiration boards will expand your creativity in transforming a flat piece of glass into 3D form using the kiln-carving technique. 

Class 2 - Create your own kiln-formed bas relief using an X-Acto knife and fiber paper. Additional firings may be necessary to achieve your finished design, and that will be possible as you learn studio processes for working independently in the Glass Studio.


  • Experience Level: Beginners are welcome. No previous glass experience required.
  • Feel free to bring a lunch or snack for the half-hour lunch break. There is a refrigerator and microwave on the lower level.


You will make a 12” x 12” platter of your own design in beautiful, fused glass.


A $60 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers all materials necessary. Both clear and colored glass selections will be provided, as well as all other tools and materials.

Class Policies

  • Ages 18 and up are welcome.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants in the Glass Arts Studio at all times.

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Anne Miller

At heart, Anne is an artist and designer whose chosen mediums include concrete, textiles, clay, paper, metal, encaustic, stained, and now, fused glass. Her passion took her on many paths, including ceramics and portraiture, and eventually led to a career in graphic and textile design and as a Marimekko retailer, toy, and apparel designer. Combining her talents for design and business, she pursued a career with Herman Miller and Steelcase, which spanned 35 years. Recently retired, her passion for art and design has led her to BARN to immerse herself and focus on all forms of art-creating, designing, and having a terrific time.

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