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"Images In Glass" for Fusing

A great way to introduce images to fused glass. The Rayzist Photomask system combined with enamels allows amazing detail in line and one color photographs to fused glass. Create multi layer effects for unlimited effects!

Class Features

    Day One

  • Images In Glass Introduction
  • In this workshop you will learn how to convert images into line screens, make your own photomasks with the Rayzist Letralite UV Exposure Light, application to glass, sandblasting images, inking and preparing to fuse at home. (you will create images on glass to take home and fuse)

    Day Two

  • Images In Glass Fusing Workshop
  • The first day is described above and the second day (in the glass studio) will be building your three to four layered collage pieces, damming and putting in the big kiln to fire. The studio day will also include "fusing deep" firing schedules and a hands on demonstration of diamond saw cutting and wet grinding "cold-working" techniques to make beautiful finished edges. (they will be shipped to you via priority mail when cooled)

Workshops are in North County San Diego , at Rayzist Photomask and nearby at Susan Hirsch's glass studio.

Workshop Curriculum

Day One

1. Photoshop Demonstration

  • Optimizing Photos
  • Creating Line Screens
  • Scanning Artwork
  • Creating Effects On Your Computer

2. Reviewing Samples Using:

  • Photomasks
  • Inks In Fused Glass
  • Multiple Layers of Images
  • Text and Line

3. Making A Photomask

  • Exposing An Image
  • Washing Out Film
  • Hands-on With Exposure Unit
  • Hands-on Washing Out A Mask

4. Laying Out Multi-Layered Designs

  • Screened photo images
  • Text
  • Line art

5. Application of Photomask

  • Applying Photomask
  • Photomask Removal

6. Rayzist Sandblasters Systems

  • System Demonstration
  • Hands-on blasting

7. Removal of the Photomasks

  • Cleaning up glass
  • Prepping for inking

8. Inks and Enamels Application

  • Drying
  • Scraping
  • Final Prep for Tack Fusing Layers

9. Explanation of Firing Schedules

  • Tacking and fusing multiple layers
  • Prep and dam for fusing thick work
  • Handouts with detailed instructions

Day Two

Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch

  • Choosing and cutting additional glass for color layers
  • Assembling collages and discussion on additions to compositions
  • Cleaning and prepping for firing
  • Cutting fiber for dams and prepping kiln
  • Damming work in the kiln for thick fusing
  • Reviewing firing schedules for thick glass
  • Demonstration and discussion of cold working techniques including cutting thick glass with a diamond saw, wet grinding and polishing.

Fired projects will be mailed to students

Images In Glass Collage

2021 Class Schedule

  • April 24th & April 25th, 2021
  • May 29th & May 30th, 2021
  • June 5th & June 6th, 2021
  • August 7th & August 8th, 2021
  • October 16th & October 17th, 2021

Rayzist Photomask reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes as needed.

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Additional Information

Availability: Please contact one of our customer service representatives at (800)729-9478.


$400.00 per person


9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Terms: 50% deposit, 50% received 10 days prior to workshop.

Cancellations: Must be made 10 days prior to workshop date or a $150.00 cancellation fee will apply.


Towne Place Marriott - Vista, CA

La Quinta Inn - Vista, CA

Residence Inn - San Marcos, CA


San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Location: Located in beautiful North San Diego County.

Fire Fusion Studio - Susan Hirsch
968 E Rancheros Drive, Suite S,
San Marcos, CA 92069

Stay the weekend and enjoy our world famous Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Legoland or a host of other attractions!

Images In Glass Collage

Photoshop Demo

Images In Glass Examples

Working with Photoresist Film

Images In Glass Examples

Hands-On Sandcarving

Images In Glass Examples

Working with Layers

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