Introduction to Coldworking

Glass Arts

Introduction to Coldworking

Give your glasswork a professional finish and fulfill a requirement to work independently in the coldworking room.

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 2/24/2024 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sat, 2/24/2024


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Class, Equipment Certification, Age 18+

Glass Arts Studio

Coldworking, Fused Glass, Stained Glass


This is a technical workshop required for you to work safely and independently in the studio's coldworking room. The goal is to understand best practices and purposes for the tile saw, belt sander, and lap wheel, specifically. Coldworking refers to the many techniques used to alter or decorate glass alter the cooling process, such as grinding, polishing, cutting, engraving, etching, etc.

You'll use each tool with guided supervision, and gain confidence to create professionally finished glass pieces.  Use of the coldworking equipment always requires supervision from a studio monitor and completion of this training.


  • You're welcome to bring your own glass pieces for this training, if desired. Otherwise, glass bottles will be provided to practice using the equipment.
  • A materials fee of $10, included in the cost of this class, covers all you'll need.
  • Safety glasses, masks, ear protection, and waterproof aprons are provided. 


Some glass class experience is suggested. 

Class Policies

  • Ages 18 and up are welcome.
  • Closed-toe shoes and long pants are always required in the Glass Studio.
  • Waterproof shoes are recommended in the coldworking room.   

BARN Policies

Instructors or Guides

Jeffrey Miller

Jeff brings more than 40 years of detailed architectural design and woodworking experience to the BARN Glass Studio. He enjoys sharing his expertise and knowledge of Glass Studio tools and equipment, particularly in the coldworking room where projects get sized, shaped, refined and polished to a professional finish.

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