Kiln Carving with Fused Glass

Glass Arts

Kiln Carving with Fused Glass

Add 3D to your fused glass creations!

Meeting Times
  1. Sun, 1/7/2024 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  2. Tue, 1/9/2024 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Sun, 1/7/2024 - Tue, 1/9/2024


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Class, All Levels

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

Cynthia Jacobs

Retired architect Cynthia Jacobs has been playing in BARN's Glass Arts Studio for about two years. She said she is inspired by all the creativity and always learning something new from this generous community of artists. Previously a painter, she loves creating art with fused glass.

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