One Billet Wonder

December 14th - December 19th
Jane Bruce |

This short, but intensive class is a great introduction to the process of open-face casting. Starting with developing a 5” x 10” sculptural design in clay, students will then create an open-face mold into which a clear or colored billet (slab) of glass will be placed and heated in a kiln to create a 3-dimensional form. Hands-on work will be complimented by a presentation on kilnformed glass. No experience required, however, this class is also suitable for those who have taken introductory kilnformed glass classes.

This class meets on Saturday, December 14th & Sunday, December 15th 11am-5pm both days; and Thursday, December 19th, 6-9pm

What to expect: Students will make one piece, 5”x9” over the course of the class. We will collectively plan for available kiln space to accommodate everyone fairly. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No experience required, however, this class is also suitable for those who have taken introductory kiln classes and wish to explore the possibilities of coldworking when used together with kilnformed glass. Open to ages 14 and up. 

Pick-up: The glass needs to fire, fuse, and cool down over several days, then the students will return to UrbanGlass for the third class session to complete their pieces and leave with them.

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
  • 3 Sessions: December 14 — December 19
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217