Glass Fused Ornaments

Glass Fused Ornaments

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveSaturdaySaturday

Class Time: Please make a selection above10am-1pm2-5pm (3 total hours)

Age Group: Family

Class Code: Please make a selection above7GLA07E21-A7GLA07F21-B

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Glass Fusing & Slumping

Price: $175.00

Member Price: $161.50

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Learn to cut glass and assemble it into beautiful hanging glass fused ornaments! Add sparkle with dichroic glass, frit, and stringers that will embellish your design. Ornaments will be kiln fired and ready for pick up the following Monday.

This is part of our Family Series. Parents and guardians with children ages 12+ are welcome to register with their kids and get hands-on making ornaments—just in time for the holidays.

The cost is per person, for both children and adults.

All students must review and adhere to all of The Crucible's Health and Safety Guidelines to best protect our students and staff during this public health crisis. Proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for all students. Starting January 1, vaccinations are required for everyone age 12+. If your class is cancelled by The Crucible due to updated county guidance, we are pleased to offer you a refund for a class or session that cannot run.
For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
Students who withdraw at least seven days prior to the first scheduled session of a class will receive a full refund, minus the non-refundable $50 registration fee. No portion of tuition will be refunded or transferred if a withdrawal is made less than seven days before the class start date. Classes are subject to cancellation; and in the event that The Crucible cancels a class, students receive information about refund, credit, or transfer. If you are interested in taking a class, register early so we know you're interested! There are no make-up classes. No exceptions. While it is infrequent, instructors are subject to change. See all of The Crucible's Policies and Resources.
At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Janet Hiebert

Janet Hiebert’s formative years were spent in the mid-western United States. Born in Illinois, living briefly in Iowa, and spending fourteen years in Kansas shaped her artistic vision and spiritual values. She studied drawing, painting, and ceramics at CCA (formerly CCAC) and received a BA in Studio Art from California State University East Bay (formerly Cal State Hayward).

Among her early artistic endeavors are: freelance greeting card writer, designer for the advertising industry, graphic artist, and book illustrator. The last thirty-four years have been devoted to exploring glass starting with stained glass and then evolving into kiln fired glass.

She has studied with noted glass artists, Dan Fenton, Albinas Elskus, Catharine Newell and Richard La Londe. These artists have helped to form and influence her glass art creations.

The past twenty-eight years have been devoted to teaching Stained Glass and Glass Fusing and Slumping in Bay Area art centers. These include: Piedmont Adult School, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Richmond Art Center, and currently, Studio One Art Center, and The Crucible.

Additionally, she has completed numerous stained glass commissions for private residences. She coordinated the Studio One Art Center Gallery for six years and was a partner in Hot Flash Glass Studio in Berkeley, California for seven years.

She is married to Billy Hiebert and they have two sons, Ian and Arlan, and one granddaughter, Meghan. She presently works in her studio to create her personal glass visions and exhibits and sells her work in local galleries.

Mojgan Saberi

Mojgan Saberi was born in Tehran Iran, she immigrated to the United States in 1983. She graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Architecture and Urban Planning. Her inspiration for her art work comes from lucid poetry, nature's purity, and simplicity yet with complex relations to human interactions. She begins with metaphors and silhouettes from the images that form in her mind from different fragments in life which are then transferred onto her glass fusing and works of art. She likes to explore with objects in dreamlike contexts to create scenery and moods. Her childhood memories and the Eastern culture that she comes from plays a major role in her creative thought process and artwork, which is now interwoven with the culture she has adopted by living in the United States. Mojgan expresses her passion for nature and life in Photography, Painting and Glass fusing.

Mojgan Saberi The Crucible

"As an immigrant living in the United States for the past thirty-four years, I felt like my art should represent who immigrants are, because of the climate that we are living in," Mojgan Saberi, Glass Fusing and Slumping instructor, told us about her piece, titled "Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds." This image, transferred onto kiln-formed glass, is an old photograph of her mother who believed in these three fundamentals throughout her life. "There are principles that I see we are lacking, and are urgently needed to save our humanity at this intersection of time."

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