Kiln Explorations

October 30th - December 11th
John Erwin Dillard |

This course will survey glass kiln forming techniques from beginner to advanced level. Kiln forming describes the process in which glass is manipulated through a specific approach to temperature control. Fusing, slumping, and casting methods will be covered extensively. The course will include an introduction to mold making as well. No experience necessary.

 Class will not meet on Wednesday, November 27th.

What to Expect:


Each week a new topic will be introduced. Each student will work to gain competency in maintaining, operating, and programming a kiln. Lectures and demonstrations will provide foundational knowledge for various techniques on manipulating glass within the kiln. As each week passes the previous process or technique is expanded upon to develop more complex work. Students should expect to leave this class with several personal examples of possibilities in kiln formed glass.  Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page.

Eligibility: No experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work.

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: October 30 — December 11
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

John Erwin Dillard

John Dillard (B. Gulfport, MS, USA 1995. ) Is an interdisciplinary sculptor living and working Brooklyn, NY. After receiving a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design, John continues to show nationally and internationally with residencies at Penland School of Crafts, Burren College of Art, and George Enescu University of the Arts.

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