Glass Fusing + Slumping for the Absolute Beginner

Learn to fuse and slump glass in the kiln. We'll create designs by cutting colored sheet glass, using glass stringers, rods and frits. By layering patterns and firing glass in kilns, students can create tiles, bowls, plates and panels. No previous experience needed.

Special Notes

  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
    This class does not meet on 10/31.
    On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.
About the Instructor

Erin Cross

Erin Cross is an artist, curator and educator, raised in Richmond, VA. They are the founder of The Glass Ceiling, artist studio and class space on Robinson Street.
After taking their first glassblowing class at VisArts in 2014, they majored in Craft and Material Studies with emphases in glass, metal, and fiber from VCUarts in 2018. They earned a Master's of Fine Arts from University of Nevada, Reno in 2022, while teaching at the Visual Arts Center and local and national institutions.
Their work has shown at State and Lemp in Boise, ID, The National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA, Slover Library in Norfolk, VA, and in Richmond, VA at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Singleton Center, the Anderson Gallery, SEDIMENT Arts, Artemis Gallery, Studio Two Three, Iridian Gallery, and The Collegiate School. They have curated at Delia Dante Gallery, the Anderson Gallery and Artemis Gallery.
Find them at and at 106 S. Robinson St. behind Spacebomb Recording Studio & Rosewood Clothing Company!

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Glass Fusing + Slumping for the Absolute Beginner

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Class Details
September 12 - November 76 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Day: Thu
Tuition: $305.00
Member Tuition: $274.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Erin Cross
Level: Beginner