• Dichroic Glass Pendants
    August 30, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Instructor: Dan Hayward

Skill Level: All skill levels

Participants will receive a safety overview followed by a summary of the glass fusing process, including the tools and equipment used to make fused glass objects and how everyday physics and chemistry play a role in glass art.  The instructor will show examples of finished pendants which include dichroic glass.

During the class, the instructor will first introduce participants to basic glass cutting and shaping techniques. He will then turn them loose with a wide assortment of dichroic glass and pre-cut bases (e.g., diamonds, circles, rectangles) to complete small items suitable as pendants or earrings – or even refrigerator magnets depending on the desire or each student. The final step is to cut clear glass “caps”.   All tools and supplies, kiln firing and bail installation are included in the price.

Dichroic glass is a sparkling, vibrant material which displays different colors depending on how light strikes it. When “fused” to a base glass (in a kiln fired to 1470 degrees), it creates a stunning piece of art which may be worn as jewelry. Each participant will create 3-5 Klin-ready pendant-sized pieces. At the conclusion of the class, the instructor will take the finished pieces to his studio to fire in the kiln, glue bails to the back and return them to PGC for pickup.

About the Instructor:

Dan Hayward has worked in glass for more than 16 years, splitting his time between traditional “stained” glass and kiln-formed or “fused” glass.

What sets Dan’s stained glass work apart is his use of color and texture to grab the eye and demand a second look.  His designs often incorporate unusual objects into the project – e.g., a crystal prism, geode or antique candy dish. He enjoys the creative possibilities involving both brightly colored art glass and highly textured clear glass.

His fused glass art focuses on functional items such as plates, bowls, coasters and serving dishes. They draw the attention both of casual lookers and glass aficionados due to their brilliant colors and clean designs.

After careers in the U.S. Navy, the consulting profession and the non-profit sector, Dan now devotes his time to glass art and working as a volunteer, Board member and President of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and as a Board member and Treasurer of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.

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335 N Queen St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603, United States

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