Classes

Classes with us can be scheduled at the time that is convenient for you.

Next classes in our studio

Blow you own glass ornament, pumpkin, paperweight or flowers will continue in Fall and Holiday Season 2022 starting 10/1 continuing through 12/31 2022.

We offer throughout the year: stained glass, fusing glass jewelry, building jewelry and bead making.

Call (860)921-1486 or e-mail: silverstreetglass@gmail.com to plan and schedule your own unique class. We don’t have set schedule, you can wish the date and time that works best for you/your group.

Come to continue your project or start something new.

Age limit to attend our classes is 12 years or older. Students under 18 years old must be accompanied with parent or legal guardian.

Click on topic of your interest for more information.

You will learn to make beads and decorate them with different designs.
You will learn to design and build jewelry with your self-made beads.
To make jewelry from beads you make yourself you need two classes: first to make the beads and next to create jewelry after the beads have been annealed. Annealing means that the beads are cooled down in kiln slowly to prevent them braking.
Additional cost for additional findings, Chrystal/gem-beads and silver.

You will learn how to prepare jewelry focal pedants, earrings or ring with glass fusing technique. The pieces you make during class will be fused in kiln overnight and annealed. To finish jewelry with your fused items you need to book 2 hours jewelry introduction class separately.

Please wear natural materials clothing, tye long hair back and wear closed shoes/no high heels. You must wear safety glasses in glass blowing studio at all times. We provide clean safety glasses for you to use during your visit.

All glass blowing classes start with introduction and safety talk followed by a demo of your class topic. You will have a selection of colors to choose from for your piece. Because of covid-19 you will be using an inflating hose instead of putting your mouth on blowpipes. Flower class and paperweight class are sculpting, and no blowing is needed.

With glass blower instructor’s assistance, you will apply color frit to hot glass, melt the color and shape your item.

All hot worked glass must be annealed overnight (cooled down slowly) and can be picked up later or shipped to you for additional cost.

Ornament $40 (max. Group size 10, you will be working one student at time)

Pumpkin $75 (max. Group size 6, you will be working one student at time)

Paperweight $60 (max. group size 2, you will be working one student at time)

Flower class 1 hour $150 (4-6 flowers, two students can share the class)

Vase $100 (max.group size 2)

How to work on torch.
How to make basic glass chain or a small pendant with borosilicate glass.
Your work will be annealed, and you can pick them up later, or they can be shipped to you.

You will learn to create a small simple stained glass sun catcher with copper foil technique. We have a selection of designs for you to choose from. You learn the process and go home with a finished item.

How to build a bracelet, necklace or earrings using findings, wire, strings, pendants and beads
You will make at least one finished item/set.