2022 Summer Program


Class #72

Glass Fusing

Nance Tucker

August 14 - August 20, 2022

instructor imageGlass is an exciting, diverse and ever-changing medium. If you love the play of sunlight on glass, join this class for a week of learning and creating with this vibrant material.

In this class, you’ll learn cutting skills, the proper use of tools and how to kiln-fire your pieces. Nance will have a variety of projects from which to choose. Both first-time and returning students are welcome. There will be something new for everyone. Come with a sense of fun and adventure. You will leave with a new appreciation for this wonderful material and process, along with some great finished pieces!

This is a structured class—each project builds on the skills learned in the previous project. But there will be time at the end of the week for you to work on other projects, including your own designs.

Bring a ruler, pen or pencil, black Sharpie, silver Sharpie and a box to take your projects home. Also, you will be working with glass powders on a few projects, so bring a NIOSH 95 dust mask.

Nance Tucker has been working in glass for many years and has been concentrating on fused glass for over ten years. She is a juried regional artist with work in several galleries and teaches students at The Clearing and in her home studio. She studied with Nancy McCabe, who taught glass fusing at The Clearing for several years, Richard LaLond, Patty Denny and others. Nance says, “It’s such a joy to come to a place as wonderful as The Clearing, create something beautiful, and have an amazing time—all in one week!”

A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Nance will contact students prior to class.

Level: All Levels (While all levels are welcome, the projects are geared more toward beginning students.)
Materials Fee: $70 for glass and other supplies
Shop Fee: $10
Supply List: Supply List PDF

Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)

*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals
**package includes tuition & 7 meals


NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.