We offer introductory-advanced level classes in both flameworked and fused glass, taught by fully trained, highly skilled instructors and artists.
Now offering ...
30% off Introductory & 3hr, Level II classes!
35% off 4hr, Level II-IV classes!
Please see the calendar below for class availability and click on any class to see a description.
Flameworking, is the art of manipulating molten hot glass using a torch.
Pre-formed glass rods and tubes can be heated and manipulated into beads, figurines, ornaments, jewelry, sculpture, and more!
Even within the span of one class each student will create multiple objects made almost entirely on their own.
We offer Introductory-Advanced level flameworking classes as well as bench rental for both experienced and beginner artists.
Fusing & Slumping:
Glass fusing is the process of creatively cutting and arranging sheet glass and other bits in which to "fuse" or melt in a kiln overnight. The glass can also be slumped into molds to form bowls and other shapes. One of a kind jewelry, sun-catchers, kitchenware, and more can be made with this fun process.
Rediscovering Ancient Beads with Stephanie Sersich
June 24th, 10-6pm
Holiday & Themed Classes
During the Holidays its nice to go out and spend a little time doing something interesting with friends and loved ones. We offer a variety of festive Introductory classes that are sure to be a fun and unique holiday memory!
Private lessons and Events
Looking for a unique experience to share with friends or loved ones? Looking for some personal instruction or help with a specific technique or style? We can tailor your experience to your needs.
We offer private lessons on virtually all methods of glass work including flameworking, bead making, furnace working, mold making and casting, cold working, and more. Ready to strike out on your own? We also consult on the design and construction of flameworking studios, and would be happy to help you on your way.
Does your school or community/religious organization need a fun and unique event to share? We regularly host small groups with custom tailored classes with flexible scheduling, reasonable pricing,
and even custom themes where possible.
Birthday Parties & Special Occasions
Want a fun and memorable experience
for your next special occasion? We can
help create a custom group class for you!
e-mail or call for more info
Flameworking Bench Rental:
For experienced flameworkers, we offer bench time for $16.50/hr.
$15/hr for bulk purchase.
While a staff member will always in attendance, those renting a bench are expected to be comfortable with all of the equipment and able to operate in a safe manner. Renters may require an assessment guided rental session, attend a class, and/or provide reference materials prior to renting to ensure safety. For those who need a little more help during their practice time we offer a Guided Rental.
For both our beginning students and those seeking a little extra help with particular technical issues we offer Guided Rental for $25/hr.
The only requirement is that you have taken one of our intro classes or equivalent experience. Students can work on any project they like and experienced Fiamma Instructor will help guide them along.
All Rental time includes: gases,tools, eye wear, kiln space (larger projects may require special consideration).
All other general policies apply, see our Policies Page for more information
Vouchers & Gift Certificates
Class vouchers can be purchased for all Introductory-Advanced level classes offered at Fiamma. They can be bought for a friend or just for yourself if you like! available in-store or online,
simply email or call and we will send along a link for payment, then a print-at-home voucher will be emailed directly to you.
Custom Gift Certificates
Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination.
simply email or call with the desired amount and we will send along a link for payment, then a print-at-home certificate will be emailed directly to you.
Meet the Team...
We at Fiamma pride ourselves in being an artist owned and operated studio. All of our instructors are skilled and talented artists with experience in teaching.
We invite you to meet each one of our instructors and teaching assistants.
-We took an intro class and had so much fun! Our instructors Trina and Becky were phenomenal. Can't wait to try another class.
-Just took my first intro to flameworking class with Trina Loved it! She is a terrific instructor. Highly recommend. I'll definitely be back for more.
-I bought a Groupon for their flame working class and had SO MUCH FUN doing it. The teacher Dave is very cool and helpful, the class is small so there's plenty of time for him to spend with each student. He taught us all about the science behind flame working and we got to make a marble and little glass figurine. I can't wait to go back, it was so much fun and I can't stop telling people about it!
-Definitely a fun experience and well worth the price! The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and skilled, on top of also being great at teaching us the steps - they even explained the science behind everything too!
- I took an introductory flameworking class with my husband and some friends given by Trina. It was a great class. Trina was very informative and encouraging. We all came away with at least a marble and a glass fish. They were all unique and beautiful. Anyone who finished early was encouraged to make something else. It is definitely a hobby I would like to pursue, and Fiamma Art Glass is the environment in which I would like to continue.
Holiday themed classes
Vouchers & Gift Certificates
All cancellations must be requested at least 72 hours in advance by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (617 875 8649) or they may be subject to a $15 fee.
Age and Disability
Flameworking is relatively accessible form of hot glass work and as such is available to a wider range of people than traditional glassblowing. It is still however somewhat demanding both physically and mentally. We ask that anyone with any disabilities or health conditions to please notify us before scheduling a class. We will do everything in our power to include anyone who can safely participate, but we reserve the right to make that judgment all the way up to and through the end of the class. Anybody who cant participate for health reasons will be fully refunded.
Our minimum age for participation is 14, though we ask that anyone under the age of 18 have a parent or legal guardian fill out and sign their release form.
Preparing for your flameworking class
At Fiamma Glass we provide all the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies for your flameworking class, but we recommend a couple of things...
-wear comfortable clothing made of natural materials. Try to avoid wearing anything too loose or dangling
-wear as little jewelry as possible
-if you need eye correction, contacts are preferable or if not possible smaller/lighter glasses tend to be better than large ones as you will have to wear our special glasses over them.
-Closed toed shoes are recommended
-bottled water/snacks. There are many restaurants within walking distance, but for those who want to bring their own we have a microwave and a refrigerator.
-PLEASE COME A FEW MINUTES EARLY!! our classes begin with very important safety information. If you cant make it to the beginning of the class you may be unable to participate and may have to reschedule so please let us know as soon as possible. Otherwise we ask that you try and arrive 10 minutes in advance so that we can get to the fun stuff as fast as possible!
Introduction to Flameworking: Marble & Figurine
Introduction to Flameworking: Pendants
Introduction to Flameworking: Beads
Introduction to Flameworking:
This class is intended to introduce the student to the ancient art of Flameworking. Flameworking is the manipulation of molten glass using a localized heat source, such as a torch. In each of these 2 hour classes we will explore its modern incarnation using gas/oxy torches and graphite and steel tools to produce marbles & figurines, pendants or beads Students will each have their own workstation, torch , tools, and all the supplies and glass provided for them. Topics covered include: Basic safety and equipment operation, fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, glass color usage, surface decoration, and more.
Intro to Fused Glass: Pendants
Learn to make your own beautiful one of a kind glass pendants in this introductory glass fusing class. Each student will arrange a vast assortment of colorful glass bits and pieces, creating original designs to be fused, or melted, overnight in a kiln. Topics covered include: cutting sheet glass and rods, techniques in arranging and stacking glass for unique effects, basic fusing theory, and more!
or is it a tortoise? Either way, it's adorable and you will learn how to make them out of glass in this focused class. From the colorfully, decorated shells, to the tiny little eyes...your new friend will be a one of a kind! Topics covered include: color use, dot patterns, detail work and more!
Pig & Elephant Figurines
With just a few blobs of glass and some simple tools, students will learn to make little pig and elephant friends. They make great figurines, ornaments or even pendants!
Learn to make colorful and elegant glass flowers in this level II-III class. Topics covered include: sculpting techniques to create many different types of flower petals, assembly of multiple parts, using bridges, color use, basic flower anatomy and more!
Using borosilicate glass, students will learn to make elegant starfish, fish and seahorses. Using hot glass and gravity to achieve flowing shapes and forms will be emphasized.
Learn to make your very own glimmering, shimmering glass hummingbirds in this 3 hour Level II class! Topics covered include: shaping and forming techniques, color use, effects for wings, hooks, fast production methods, and more!
Create colorful, swirling galaxies you can wear around your neck in this 3 hr. level II class. Topics covered include: color use and application, shaping using gravity and tools, making the perfect hook, and more!
Encased Opal Marbles & Pendants
Learn to encase synthetic Gilson opals in glass to create pendants & marbles that really sparkle! Topics covered include: encasing synthetic opals, heat control, compatibility, pendant & marble design and more!
Dichroic Glass Marbles & Pendants
Learn to create glittering dichroic glass pendants and marbles on the torch in this level II class. Careful heat control and torch use will be key!
We are always adding new classes!
Check the calender to see what classes are coming up soon!