Weisser Glass offers a terrific schedule of classes for beginner through professional levels. Courses are offered in stained glass, fusing and kiln forming, beadmaking, glass jewelry, paperweights, glass casting & mosaic. Our goal is to offer the highest quality of instruction in a friendly and helpful environment! New class schedules are posted about every two months.


All classes require pre-registration and payment to reserve your space.
You may register by phone at 301-571-8966



updated 9/15/18





Mark Hufford returns for 2018!



We’re pleased to welcome Mark back for another round of his exciting and informative classes.

Introduction to Fired Glass Enamels with Mark Hufford

2-day workshop. Tuition $495.00; includes materials and use of tools.

In this two day introductory class students will learn how to use Colors for Earth enamels and products to paint and enhance fused glass.  Proper mixing, brushing technique, applications and firing are all covered. Students work from patterns, to create a series of sampler tiles while learning a multitude of techniques and applications like opaque paint coverage, watercolor like washes, piping, bubble art and more. Mark is generous with his knowledge, and nurturing with his students giving personal attention to help individuals become comfortable with the products and how to use them. Students enjoy his classes so much they frequently return year after year to study with this master.

Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12
9:30 – 5 each day




Color Theory for Fired Glass Enamels with Mark Hufford

4-day workshop. Tuition $895.00, plus a $100.00 “take home” paint kit fee due at class.
Previous experience with Colors for Earth enamels required.

Continue your journey with Mark and Colors for Earth enamels. In this class you will gain a better understanding of color as Mark works you through color theory as it pertains to Colors for Earth enamels.  Students will learn all about shading, tinting, blending and mixing new colors as they study color theory creating a variety of color scheme samplers including complimentary, triadic, monochromatic and more.  Students will work from images of their own choosing and learn how to interpret them into finished painted works in glass. Students will also make a multi-level painted pieces and learn how to paint front and back surfaces to create depth in imagery. Wow, it’s going to be another outstanding class. 

Tuesday- Friday, August 14- 17
9:30-5 each day, with a slightly shorter day on the 17th






Intriguing Underglaze Techniques for Fused Glass with Mark Hufford   

3-day workshop. Tuition $695.00; includes materials and use of tools

Discover the possibilities of underglaze products for your fused glass in this exciting NEW workshop! Mark has been busy exploring new materials and methods for adding imagery to glass. These techniques are suitable for many different artistic styles and will appeal to all levels from the seasoned painter to those who feel they just can’t paint.

Students will work with ceramic type products like underglaze pigments and underglaze pencils in conjunction with and without enamels and learn ways of painting, stenciling and stamping directly on glass. Oh, the possibilities are endless! If you are hesitant about working with images this way, DON’T BE; Mark is a thorough and enthusiastic top-notch instructor who knows how to bring out the best in his students.  Everything from the potential of mixing and matching techniques and materials to glass preparation, obtaining flawless brushstrokes and firing various projects round out this fun and educational workshop.

Sunday, August 19- Tuesday, August 21, 9:30-5 each day





Introduction to Stained Glass

2½-hour workshop. Tuition $89.00, includes materials and use of tools. Ages 12 and up welcome!

Try your hand at the art of stained glass in this two-hour mini workshop- no experience necessary! In class, you will learn the basics of cutting and grinding glass, foiling, soldering, framing, and finishing a piece by building a small stained-glass ornament. A perfect quickie glass adventure for families and friends; all aspiring artists age 12 and up are welcome!

Saturday, August 18, 9:30-12





Project Plate Making: Cascade-a-Plate

One 3½ -hour workshop. Tuition $139.00 includes all glass, supplies and use of tools during class. All levels welcome!

Create your own strip cut composition using Bullseye’s wonderful cascade style glass.  Learn how to cut strips, create compositions and pattern variations.  We show you how to set up your piece in the kiln so no coldworking is required, just fuse and slump. Firing instructions and schedules are included as well. Choose from 4 cascade styles and create a 9” x 9” slumped plate.

Saturday, August 18, 1-4:30






Lead Came Stained Glass for Beginners

Seven 2-hour classes. Tuition $245.00; tools and supplies extra

Learn to build a stained glass window using the traditional lead came technique. Everything you need to know including glass cutting, patterns, types of glass, tools, glazing and soldering is taught. Students will complete a stained glass window approximately 11” x 14”. Patterns are provided. Requires some homework.

Thursday eves, 7-9, Aug 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 11





Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

Seven 2-hour classes. Tuition $245.00; tools and supplies extra. Previous stained-glass experience required.

This class has an open curriculum allowing students to continue their exploration into stained glass under the supervision and guidance of an experienced instructor. Students might select a new project like a lamp, box, panel, or bring a project in progress. This class is a great way to learn new techniques, get a refresher, have your questions answered, or get help with more advanced projects. We can provide the instruction and extra motivation you need to get that project done!

Thursday evenings, 7-9, Aug 23, 30, Sept 6, 13, 20, 27, Oct 11





Glass Beadmaking

1-day class. Tuition $195.00; includes materials and use of tools

What could be more fun than learning to melt glass over a torch? In this workshop you will learn to make glass beads using a canister torch. You will become comfortable melting glass rods in a flame and creating gorgeous glass beads. After learning how to make basic beads you will have ample time to create a variety of decorated beads. Equipment, safety, forming and shaping the bead, and various decorating techniques are taught. You will make a handful of unique glass beads and gain enough knowledge to begin making beads on your own. Getting better is simply a matter of practice once you understand the basics. Weisser Glass also sells a bead kit with everything you need to start making beads at home right away or consider renting bench time if you prefer using our studio to work.  All the details are provided at class!

Saturday, September 8, 9:30- 4





Blown Ornaments

2-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes materials and use of tools. No experience necessary! Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Get your holiday spirit started early this year! Learn to make blown glass ornaments with a Hot Head torch.  Create unique holiday gifts or pretty little garden charms. Starting with Glaskolben pre-made glass tubes you’ll learn the tips and tricks for blowing these ornaments over a simple torch and how to embellish them with color. Each student will have the opportunity to make up to six blown Glaskolben ornaments! (additional may be made, time permitting, for an extra fee)

Sunday, September 9, 9:30- 11:30






Dream Garden
Master Class with Nancy Weisser

5-day workshop. Tuition $1,095.00; includes materials, use of tools and equipment, etc..

Nancy will reveal her process of creating fantastical gardens and imaginary underwater scenes.  This will be a multi-step and multi-element process that will include many techniques and use of various vitreous materials. Glass forming techniques taught will include: vitrograph, working over a torch, making frit from the kiln, crafting part sheets, and other methods for generating a variety of visual effects with frits, powders and dry enamels. Students will be asked to create from their imagination, learning to trust their own instincts and rely on information that already exists in the mind. Emphasis will be placed on creating spontaneously and improvising while exploring design, color and layering steps. This class is ideal for students that are open to the creative process, interested in learning new forming methods and constructing a progressive piece of art that represents their individual style. Finishing and presentation options will be covered as well.  Each student will create two finished artworks, a flora dream garden and an underwater dream garden.

Wednesday- Sunday, September 12-16
Wednesday- Saturday, 10-5 each day, Sunday 10-3








Pattern Bars for Kiln Work

3-day workshop. Tuition $495.00. Includes glass, materials and use of tools.

Pattern bar making is a fundamental skill for fusers and a fun way to create interesting patterns in fused glass. We will explore various methods for creating bars from simple to more complex. Explore planning your designs, methods of stacking, damming, molding and thinking outside the box for advanced and unique variations. You will also learn how to cut the bars and learn ways to construct and design with pattern bar slices. This class is great for both the first-time pattern bar maker as well as the student that would like to explore more pattern bar making options. After creating various styles of pattern bars students will learn how to cut, construct, fire and finish work made completely of pattern slices as well as using pieces as elements in combination with other methods.  Each student will create at least one completed artwork as well as have a stack of parts to take home. Firing, cold working and finishing are covered as well.

Friday-Sunday, September 21-23, 10-4 each day

Pattern bar plate by Weisser student Paula Wulff





Mastering the Art of Cutting Glass-
Pattern Cuts

2½-hour workshop. Tuition $89.00. Appropriate for all levels, beginner to advanced.

The key to success in any of the glass art forms is good cutting; people are often intimidated by detailed glass cutting challenges, but it’s all a matter of the proper techniques and tools. We’ll teach you to do it well! This comprehensive cutting lesson will cover both simple and more difficult shapes. Learn to cut with ease and confidence; guaranteed to improve your cutting no matter your skill level. An excellent starter class for students with no cutting experience, and a valuable refresher for the more experienced glass artist. Bring any challenges you may have!

Saturday, September 29, 9:30-12





Mastering the Art of Cutting Glass II-
The Portable Glass Shop & Other Strip Cutting Jigs

2½-hour workshop. Tuition $89.00; includes practice glass

Straight lines, strips, geometric shapes and more- we teach you our studio methods of creating quick and accurate cuts saving you time and money! Starting with the Morton Portable Glass Shop, learn to master this extremely useful studio tool for strip cutting and creating quick and accurate geometric pieces of glass like squares, rectangles, diamonds and more. We will also show you strip cutting methods, and the specialty tools designed to help you succeed every time. Gain confidence and understanding as we show the tools and methods to improve your skills.

Saturday, September 29, 1:30-4





Mastering the Art of Cutting Glass III-
Around We Go: Circles & Holes in Glass

2½-hour class. Tuition $95.00; includes practice glass.

A lot of people find making circles and holes in glass to be very intimidating, but they don’t need to be! In this class, we will teach you the tricks to cutting circles, small and large, successfully. We’ll demonstrate the principles behind proper circle cutting, and how to overcome any problems you may be having. Students will also learn a variety of ways to create holes and openings in glass with tools like a Dremel, a drill press, and Ringsaw. You’ll get lots of hands-on practice in this class!

Sunday September 30, 9:30-12





  Left and center portraits, students' pieces from previous classes. Portrait on right of Monroe by Sharon Moffitt

Powdered Pet Portraits

3-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes supplies and frame.

Create a black and white portrait of a favorite pet or other animal using fusible glass powder! A great introduction to drawing with powders (have no fear-we will teach you), these creations also make amazing gifts for the animal lover in your life. Drawing experience is not required: we will give you tips, guidelines and techniques to assist you in creating realistic portraits. No previous glass experience is required, and all you need to bring is an 8”x8” black and white photo of your favorite pet! We will send you guidelines prior to class. Just look at what some of our students have created in previous sessions!

Sunday, September 30, 1:30-4:30





There’s No Place Like Home: Altaristas in Glass

There’s No Place Like Home: Altaristas in Glass
with Gail Stouffer and Alice Benvie- Gebhart


Four-day workshop. Tuition $875.00, plus material fee of $200.00 due at class

Previous glass experience is recommended. Students must have image-making experience to participate in this workshop.

Altaristas- small home altars- are an expression of faith, art, and cultural heritage, with each one conveying the experience of its maker. Each altar is a sacred personal space filled with icons of importance to the heart of its owner.

In this workshop, students will explore the sacred altar as art, enjoying the benefits of learning with two experienced and renowned instructors! Using various glass and mixed media techniques, we will create imagery and symbols close to our hearts, our memories, and the significance of our personal homes and heritage. Whether you gain strength, comfort, or inspiration from your experience of home, you can convey your story of the power of home by creating your own sacred altar space.

The class project will be taking it to the next level, creating mood and emotion. This workshop will cover it all, from concept creation to the final mounting; students will create a biographical piece in which they will develop a scene including background, middle ground and foreground layers where their images and inclusions will reside.

Students will develop color schemes, work with photo manipulation software, glass enamels and powder applications, screen printing, airbrushing, photo resist, and direct painting techniques, to apply imagery on multiple layers of glass. Additionally, each piece will carry an inclusion of a small, but highly visible object inside of the glass. Some mixed-media techniques will also be explored as enhancements.

Students will become skilled at color theory and development, preparing personalized images, creating backgrounds, working with photoresist films, creating their own silk screens, operating an airbrush, printing powder images, layering images, engineering inclusions into their work, specialty mounting, understanding adhesives, and mastering the firing schedules that deliver success, plus effective sandblasting and cold working techniques.

Thursday- Sunday, October 4-7, 9:30- 5:30





Precious Metal Silver Clay and Glass with Gail Stouffer    

Two-day workshop. Tuition $445.00, and a $65.00 material fee due at class.

Learn to combine sterling silver precious metal clay* and fused glass in this exciting workshop with Gail Stouffer! On the first day of the workshop, students will create beautiful and unusual fused glass jewelry focal pieces, as well as matching sterling metal clay “jackets” to set them in. On day two, after firing the components, you’ll put everything together, drilling holes in your glass and metal clay pieces, riveting them, and using some silver soldering techniques as well. Your jewelry piece will have a unique design on both sides, making it a truly reversible piece of wearable art! The perfect workshop for glass fusers or metal clay workers who want to learn more techniques for creating specialty art jewelry projects.

*Precious metal clay can be formed like any soft clay. After firing, the binder contained in the clay is burned away leaving a solid metal form.

Monday, October 8- Tuesday, October 9, 9:30-5 each day





Stained Glass Weekend: Copper Foil

1½-day workshop. Tuition $275.00 includes use of tools and some supplies. Students purchase glass and framing metal.

The copper foil stained glass technique was originally devised by Louis Comfort Tiffany to be used for his intricate designs. Unlike the more traditional lead came method, the foil technique allows for more detailed patterns, as well as construction of three-dimensional objects like lampshades and boxes. In our weekend crash course, students will learn the art of the copper foil stained-glass technique; we use the same curriculum as our seven-week course condensed into a day and a half. Students do not need to purchase any tools, so it’s an excellent way to try your hand at the medium without having to invest in all the equipment. Each student will complete a copper foil panel approximately 9” x 12”.

Saturday, October 13, 9:30-4:30 & Sunday, October 14, 9:30-1





Flow Factor
Master Class with Nancy Weisser

5-day workshop. Tuition $1,095.00; includes materials and use of tools.

A deposit of $550.00 is required to secure your spot. Balance $545.00 due August 15.

In this class you learn ways to capture the magic and movement of fluid glass into the solid glass form. Moving beyond controlled linear patterns students will explore special effects that can be achieved inside the kiln using heat and gravity to produce remarkable visual outcomes.  Students learn strategies for capturing the organic movement of glass and methods of forming elements to create interesting design. Students also learn how to recycle discarded and unwanted projects and sample tiles into usable components for flow work. Also covered are methods for constructing containment systems for various shapes, and how to calculate how much glass is needed to fill those spaces. Firing schedules will be thoroughly covered and finishing options are also demonstrated in class and students will have the option to practice these techniques.

Wednesday, October 24- Sunday, October 28
Wednesday- Saturday, 9:30-4:30 each day, Sunday, 10-3





Copper Foil Stained Glass for Beginners

Seven 2-hour classes. Tuition $245.00; tools and supplies extra.

Learn to build a stained-glass window using the copper foil method. Everything you need to know including patterns, types of glass, glass cutting, tools, soldering and finishing are taught. Students complete a small stained-glass window approximately 11” x 14. Requires homework.

Thursday evenings, 7-9, Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13





Stained Glass- Beyond Beginner

Seven 2-hour classes. Tuition $245.00; tools and supplies extra. Previous stained-glass experience required.

This class has an open curriculum allowing students to continue their exploration into stained glass under the supervision and guidance of an experienced instructor. Students might select a new project like a lamp, box, panel, or bring a project in progress. This class is a great way to learn new techniques, get a refresher, have your questions answered, or get help with more advanced projects. We can provide the instruction and extra motivation you need to get that project done!

Thursday evenings, 7-9, Oct 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13





"Consummatum Est" (detail),stained glass piece by Sharon Moffitt, includes hand painting












Features screenprinting and hand painting techinques

Painting on Glass: Traditional Methods, New Applications

2-day workshop. Tuition $395.00; includes all materials and use of tools during class.

In this painting on glass class we give you all the fundamentals of working with glass enamels to enhance and add imagery to glass. Based in traditional painting methods we will show you how these techniques are being used in a modern way in current glass trends of imagery enhanced artworks. We will also cover simple screen printing methods for ways to create lettering and graphic detailed design. Whether you work in stained glass or are a fuser you will gain a wealth of knowledge about painting methods, various enamels, painting mediums and firing paint.

Saturday, November 3 & Sunday, November 4, 9:30-4 each day

Detail of hand painted panel by Anne Clark, using traditional stained glass paints and enamels





Glass Combing

2-day workshop. Tuition $395.00; includes supplies, glass and use of tools during class.

Experience the fun of moving glass while hot to create amazing combed patterns!  Learn ways to set up glass, how to plan controlled designs, how and when to rake the glass for beautiful chevron patterns, and more! There will also be an experimental element to this class as students are encouraged to get creative with combing.  Each student will have the opportunity to create three personal combed pieces of glass. There will be demonstration and discussion of how to use and incorporate combed glass into fused glass projects.  Firings, strip cutting, damming, coldworking, and finishing options are covered in class. Students will have the chance to coldwork one piece as desired, time permitting.


Wednesday and Thursday, November 7-8, 10-3:30 each day


Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 9-2:30 each day





Contemporary Pâte-de-Vérre Forms
with Alicia Lomné

5-day workshop. Tuition $1,150.00

A deposit of $570.00 is required to secure your spot. Tuition balance of $580.00 is due September 1.
Suitable for all levels of experience; returning students are encouraged to sign up!

We’re thrilled to have Alicia Lomné return to teach her unique approach to the ancient art of pâte-de-vérre. Alicia employs her own signature style to create stunning, delicately detailed vessel forms. In this class students learn how to create molds from models they hand build in class. Then Alicia teaches her methods of hand-packing layers of colored glass frit and powder into the mold making a tremendous range of color and design options possible.

This class will provide a solid base of technical information, and students will explore a variety of casting processes used by Alicia in creating her vessel forms. This will include model making, mold construction, color mixing, and color placement. She will also cover the use of inclusions in the mold; returning students will be encouraged to further explore these types of structures in their pieces. Discussions will cover firing schedules and the use of temperature to attain specific effects.

Students new to this technique will receive all the information they need to work on their own after the class, and returning students may continue their study by working with more involved designs. By the end of this class, you will feel confident in making a mold, packing it with glass, and then programming and firing on your own.

Tuesday- Saturday, November 13-17


Alicia Lomné, has dedicated the past ten years to exploring techniques in pâte de verre. She shows her extraordinary work in galleries across the U.S. and has taught pâte-de-verre workshops across the country and the globe including Anla Glass (Denmark), Creative Glass (Switzerland), Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Crafts, the Corning Museum Studio and Bullseye Glass Co. Lomné lives and works on Whidbey Island in Washington State.  You may see more of her work at





Blown Ornaments

2-hour workshop. Tuition $99.00; includes materials and use of tools. No experience necessary! Appropriate for ages 16 and up.

Learn to make blown glass ornaments with a Hot Head torch.  Create unique holiday gifts or pretty little garden charms. Starting with Glaskolben pre-made glass tubes you’ll learn the tips and tricks for blowing these ornaments over a simple torch and how to embellish them with color. Each student will have the opportunity to make up to six blown Glaskolben ornaments! (additional may be made, time permitting, for an extra fee)

Saturday, December 1 , 2-4





Creative Concepts in Kiln Forming NEW DATES
with Morgan Madison

4-day workshop. Tuition $895.00; includes materials and use of tools

A $445.00 deposit is required to secure your spot. Tuition balance of $450.00 is due September 1.

In this class, Morgan Madison will cover techniques use to achieve the distinct linear quality and crisp character of his glass work- students will explore pattern and design by learning Morgan’s unique kiln forming techniques. Through group exercises and one-on-one attention, students will explore aspects of the artistic process, from developing ideas in the sketchbook, to executing them in glass, to preparing work for firing in the kiln. Three different projects will challenge students to relax creative inhibitions while thinking critically about concept and its relationship to technique. The aim of this class is to give students the tools to pursue their own unique visions efficiently and confidently, and to have fun doing so; technical instruction will supply a foundation for advancing concepts for more refined work.

Wednesday, December 5- Saturday, December 8, 9:30-4:30 each day




Morgan Madison has been a full-time artist since 2007. His work, which uses glass and a variety of other media, is informed by his love of drawing and inspired by place and the colors, textures, design, and landscape that define an experience. Madison has been awarded several artist residencies, including one at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and has taught at UrbanGlass in New York. You can read more about Morgan and his work at

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Student work from previous Learn to Fuse class

Learn to Fuse

1½-day workshop. Tuition $295.00; includes materials and use of tools

Learn all about the exciting art of fused glass in this comprehensive workshop! A good foundation of basic fusing knowledge is essential to creating more complex and detailed projects, and we cover all the fundamentals. On the first day, students will be introduced to central concepts like compatibility, cutting, and firing by viewing samples and creating a series of experimental tiles. On the second day, students will create a finished 8”x8” plate or bowl of their own design. After taking this workshop, students will have the essential knowledge to move on to intermediate and advanced fusing classes and to work on their own!

Saturday, December 15, 10-4, & Sunday, December 16, 10-1









Modeling Glass: Feathers and More with Lois Manno

Three-day workshop. Tuition $725.00

We will collect a reserve fee of $100 to secure your spot.  The reserve will become part of a $365.00 deposit due December 1, 2018. The balance of $360.00 will be due February 1, 2019.

We’re pleased to welcome Lois Manno back to the Weisser Studio to teach her revolutionary glass sculpting process. Traditional techniques of working with frit and powdered glass to create three-dimensional objects tend to be labor-intensive, as in the extensive amount of mold-making and painstaking packing required of pâte-de-vérre. Over the past five years, Lois Manno has focused her creative energy toward developing a different way to work with powders, one that opens an entire new world of creativity.

Lois has developed a medium system that turns messy powder into a manageable material with the consistency of clay. The resulting Modeling Glass™ has a smooth, firm texture, stores almost indefinitely, and is not sticky. No freezing is required, nor are molds involved. The material can be thinned with water into a paste, or can be formed into a shape and dried before firing. This dry state is where much of the cleanup can be done, almost eliminating the need for coldworking.  Modeling Glass can hold a great deal of detail at lower temperatures, and can also be used to create interesting effects at higher fuse temperatures. It’s possible to do things quickly and easily that would normally take many hours of studio time.

Lois will teach her method of mixing Modeling Glass and students will learn step-by-step how to use the material to make their own realistic glass feathers. Her feathers have received a great deal of attention in the glass community, and this is the first year she will be sharing this new way of working with glass. Students will also be introduced to other ways of working with Modeling Glass as it has nearly limitless possibilities. After five years of experimentation, Lois has just scratched the surface of what this material is capable of!

Display methods will be discussed and demonstrated. Firing schedules will also be provided.

Friday, May 3- Sunday, May 5, 2019
Friday- Saturday, 9:30-5 each day, Sunday, 9:30-3


Lois Manno is a lifelong fine artist and award-winning writer, but fused glass has become her favorite medium. Her work is in several galleries across the country, and she is represented in many collections, including the Department of the Interior. She has been a guest blogger for Bullseye Glass and has devoted herself to perfecting Modeling Glass over the past several years. Lois is excited to share this new product with the glass community and can’t wait to see what creative doors it will open. View more of Lois’ work on her website at and on Facebook at Glass Bird Studios.





More to come... check back soon... !



For general classes and workshops:

There will be a 10% processing fee for all refunded or transferred tuitions; minimum fee will be $35.00.

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For Master Classes* and classes taught by guest instructors**:

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  • Tuition must be paid in full by the balance due date or seat will be forfeited.
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* Master classes are classes three or more full days in length.
** Guest instructor classes are classes taught by non- Weisser Glass staff.






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