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Fused Glass – Altered Surfaces

October 29, 2023 - November 3, 2023

Maureen Aderman  ·  handmadebymoe.com

Workshop at a glance

Learn new ways to alter the surface of glass by both adding (airbrushing micas) and subtracting (sandblasting and etching). Turn your experiments into functional pieces and/or finished jewelry.


  • Glass fusing
  • Kiln carving
  • Sandblasting
  • Glass slumping
  • Photo-resist stencil making
  • Airbrushing mica powders


  • Sheet glass
  • Photo-resist stencils
  • Mica powders
  • Dichroic and iridescent glass
  • Slumping molds


  • How to alter the surfaces of various glasses
  • Sandblasting
  • Kiln carving techniques
  • Creating photo-resist stencils
  • Airbrushing with Mica powders

Artist Bio

Maureen Aderman is a studio artist and educator in East Amherst, New York. She earned her BS in studio art from Nazareth College of Rochester, and a BA and MFA in art education from the State University College at Buffalo. She taught and assisted classes at various glass art conferences and schools including Snow Farm New England Crafts, Glass Craft and Bead Expo, Hot Glass Horizons, Pittsburg Glass Center, Rochester Arc + Flame Center, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Aderman serves on the Board of Directors of Snow Farm New England Crafts. Her work is represented by Nazareth College of Rochester and the Algonquin Gallery in Canada as well as many private collections throughout North America.

  • Maureen Aderman
  • Maureen Aderman
  • Maureen Aderman
  • Maureen Aderman
  • Maureen Aderman

Workshop Description

This workshop focuses on various methods altering the surfaces of fused glass. One focus will be etching glass. We will explore both sandblasting and acid etching on dichroic and iridescent glass. We will then fuse the altered surfaces and create a variety of finished pieces. Students will learn to make multiple forms of stencils including photoresist method as well as others. We will also work with a liquid plastic resist material to etch various surfaces. Another process we will explore is kiln carving, which is a method of kilnforming or slumping dimension in glass. Projects will include kilnformed bowls, wall art, and finished jewelry. These techniques create amazing and unique pieces of glass art. This class is a great way to learn new skills, gain inspiration, and express your creativity with glass. The possibilities are endless! Open to all skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $775  ·  materials list

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In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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Call 865-436-5860 with questions about registering for this workshop.

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