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Fused Glass Egg Workshops!

By Bonnie Wright, Curator of Education and Community Engagement

Have you tried your hand at tack fusing?

Fusing is a technique used to bond together pieces of glass using heat from a kiln. Tack fusing is a form of fusing that allows some textures, composed while cold, to stay partially intact after the fusing process has taken place.

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Museum of Glass now offers seasonal tack fusing projects, including Santas and wreaths during the holiday season and conversation hearts on Valentine’s weekend. The next seasonal project, Easters eggs and hatching chicks, will take place on March 12 and 13!

Tack Fused Easter Egg FB

Fusing opportunities take place on the second full weekend of each month. On months with no seasonal project, MOG will revert to its traditional full fused tile making workshops.

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Visit our website for all upcoming fusing activities!

Bonnie Wright is the Curator of Education and Community Engagement at Museum of Glass. A newcomer to the west coast, Bonnie can often be found exploring Tacoma, Seattle, and the region’s natural wonders.

A Season of Fire & Ice

By Alex Carr, Communications Manager

Fire & Ice has officially arrived at Museum of Glass (MOG)! This festival offers something for everyone to enjoy—from frosty snowman crafts and an ice-cool Frozen™ sing-a-long to hot Museum Store sales and fiery glassblowing demonstrations, MOG visitors are sure to be entertained!

There are a lot of activities and events on the Fire & Ice calendar, but I am personally looking forward to the following highlights:

Nancy Callan’s Visiting Artist Residency, December 16 – 20: Nancy Callan’s iconic glass snowmen recently arrived at the Museum, filling the Grand Hall with winter spirit. Now that I have seen her festive works of art, I am excited to watch as she creates more pieces in the Hot Shop. Rumor has it she will be making another snowman!

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Snowflake Fusing, December 17, 5 – 8 pm: Add a little sparkle to your home this holiday season with a hand-made fused snowflake! On December 17, from 5 to 8 pm, visitors can enjoy free admission to Museum of Glass and a special $12 fusing rate to make their own star or snowflake. See art and make art!

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Ice, Ice, Baby, December 26, 2 – 3 pm: Every so often, the Hot Shop Team breaks away from their projects to have a little fun in the studio. Visitors may have seen the Team working with Visiting Artists or creating commissioned pieces or items for the Museum Store, but next month they will do a demonstration purely for fun. Visit the MOG Hot Shop on December 26 from 2 to 3 pm to see how molten glass and ice combine!

Which Fire & Ice events are you looking forward to? Check out the complete calendar here.

Alex Carr is the Communications Manager at Museum of Glass. When she’s not circulating the Hot Shop floor trying to get the perfect Instagram shot for the Museum, you’ll find her baking at home, running at Green Lake, or exploring Washington’s wineries.