Learn the essential common enameling techniques, how to start, and what you create with enameling, from jewelry to bathtubs!
Learn how to create molds and cast your own glass work of art. Get the inside scoop from our Glass Casting & Coldworking Department.
Learn vitreous enameling by fusing glass to metal at high heat, and enamel everything from from precious jewelry to industrial bathtubs!
Learn exactly what tools and supplies you need to start fusing glass. Get the inside scoop from our Glass Fusing & Slumping Department.
Learn exactly what tools and supplies you need to start slumping glass. Get the inside scoop from our Glass Fusing & Slumping Department.
Learn exactly what techniques you to learn and how to start lampworking. Get the inside scoop on our Flameworking Department's favorite tips.
Learn exactly what tools and supplies you need to start lampworking. Get the inside scoop on our Flameworking Department's favorite tools.
Your Guide To Everything Glass
Learn To Work With Glass
Cutting, fusing, bending, blowing, casting, torch work, coldworking—glass is a delicate material and medium that has entranced artists since 1500 B.C.E. In these guides, we collect the expertise of our 150+ faculty and master glass artists to share with anyone interested in learning how to make their own objects by hand.
In Glass, you can explore the techniques and disciplines of our Enameling, Glass Blowing, Glass Casting & Coldworking, Glass Flameworking, Glass Fusing and Slumping, and Neon & Light Departments. You will learn everything from how to flamework a marble to how to make a neon sign.
Explore Other Mediums
The Crucible is the largest industrial arts nonprofit in the country, where we offer classes and studio time in 19+ areas. In these guides, we break down our studio areas and focus on sharing the knowledge of our instructors with you. You can explore our guides, defined by our four main areas: Earth, Glass, Metal, and Machine.
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