Classes – Member Taught

Upcoming Classes

DYI Mold Making – March 30 – Jodi McRaney-Rusho

Is there a mold you need but just can’t find? A texture tile that is haunting your creativity? Join Jodi for a DIY mold making workshop! Each participant will start with 6 pounds of white ware clay that has been wedged and is ready to use. I will guide you through the process of making your own mold, and use my experience as a mold maker to ensure your success. I will carefully dry and fire your mold for you.
How much clay is 6 lbs? Well, with 6 lbs of clay you can make:
  • Three 9″ x 9″ texture tiles (that’s just $25 per mold!) OR
  • Two 10″ bowls (that’s just $37.50 per mold!) OR
  • One large, up to 16″ wide bowl mold!
Workshop space is 6 students, so register now! If you would like to double your mold making with 12 lbs of clay, please register for 2 spots to ensure materials availability.
Price: $75
Location: Jodi’s Studio
To Register:
March 30, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

GLASS CLAY – Leaves and Scenes – April 26 & 27 – Diane Whittaker

Some of you saw Diane’s feathers, made of glass clay, at our last Red Butte show. Although not a new technique, there has been a resurgence of glass clay in various Social Media groups. In this class we will work with Diane’s glass clay recipe and glass powders to make an 8″ x 8″ glass clay leaf and a 4″ x 4″ tile with a scene of your choosing. Diane will share tips, firing schedules, draping on stainless steel mesh, and tips to achieving a successful outcome – much R&D into that one 🙂
Glass, glass powders, and special tools are included in the price. To save on costs, students will bring their own N-95 Mask and several common household tools from home. A list of needed supplies will be sent to each registered student. You can use your own Modeling Glass (r) if desired.
Location: Diane’s Studio, 1948 Michigan Ave, SLC 84108
Time: April 26 & 27  9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: $230 (Venmo @Diane-Whittaker-1 or Check mailed to Diane works)
Max 6 Students

3-D Shadow Box Scene – Onno Matheus, Kerry Collett & John Whittaker – June 12 & 19 (evenings)

In this class we will learn to make a complete 3-D Lighted Scene from a 6″ x 6″ shadow box, similar to Onno’s boxes you have admired at our shows. Using the student’s own glass and shadow box, we will make components for a 3-D scene, and then learn to wire the lighting, transformer and on/off switch. Torches will be provided, but students will bring their own MAP gas. A list of supplies will be sent to each registered student. Lots of new skills to learn in this class!
Location: Diane’s Studio, 1948 Michigan Ave, SLC 84108
Time: June 12 & 19  5:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $40 (Venmo @Diane-Whittaker-1 or Check mailed to Diane works)
Max 12 Students


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Learn to pull glass cane and make your own MurrineCane is a rod of glass, Murrine refers to a pattern within the glass rod. Murrine production first appeared in the Middle East more than 4,000 years ago and was revived by Venetian glassmakers on Murano in the early 16th century.

This class will cover:

What is vitrigraph,
What makes a vitrigraph kiln,
What makes a vitrigraph pot,
Kiln firing schedule,
What equipment/tools is needed to pull/cut cane,
What glass products are produced from a vitrigraph pot, Using murrine in art.

You will learn the methods and techniques to make murrine from Stainless Steel pots developed by Wayne over the past 3 years.

This is a one and a half day class. The first day (Saturday) is about a 4-5 hour classroom with all students in attendance ( no safety or equipment or special dress is required). The next part of the class will be by an appointment made by pairs of students who will take turns pulling cane, then cutting cane for about 2 hours on the day/time of their choice ( 10 am through 6pm subject to Wayne’s schedule).

Each pair of students will split approximately 5 pounds (80 oz ) of murrine. Only one pull per day is scheduled. A manual 1/2 ton cane cutting machine will be available for student use. All glass used in class will be COE 96 Spectrum/Oceanside. Students must have their own eye protection glasses when pulling cane and using the cane chopper. On the day of the pull, It is recommended that students wear a long sleeve crew neck cotton sweatshirt and close-toe shoes. All required glass, tools, gloves and dust mask will be provided by Wayne. All students will pull the same color pattern of murrine so we can keep the class cost down. Retail value of murrine produced in this class is about $10/ounce plus postage (Etsy).

Cost $230/pp – $100 deposit required one week before class starts. Cancellation refund will be on a case basis. Send $100 via PayPal to or mail a check to Wayne at 738 Walden Hills Dr, Murray, UT 84123. Remaining costs must be paid prior to start of class. All classes to be held at Wayne’s house. Classroom work starting at 10 am on Saturday 16, 2019 Refreshments served 30 minutes prior to class and during a small break.

Minimum class size is 4 students.

Instructor: Wayne Jacobsen

Glass Casting Workshop – Craig Fisher July 13, 14 & 20th

8 slots total.

No experience required. This 3 day, hands-on workshop will cover all of the essential aspects of glass casting in a kiln. Students will produce, from beginning to end, an original small glass sculpture. All tools will be provided and all materials and casting costs will be included in the workshop fee. Check out the class details, here:

On-going Classes

The following Guild members teach classes locally:

Jack Bowman

Classes in Introduction to Kiln Formed Glass, Intermediate and Advance Kiln Formed Glass.

Private lessons available upon request. Contact Jack at:

Kerry Collett

Celt Craft Designs – I teach several classes at different studios or at my home studio in Layton, Utah. You can contact me at to schedule a class.

Sarinda Jones

Sarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist, with a background in fine art and art history. She studied at the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. An award-winning artist, she was a Niche Finalist in 2010. Sarinda shows her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of glass sculpture pieces for private and commercial patrons. She had been a board member of the Salt Lake Arts Council for Public Art from 2009-20016.  Sarinda taught at Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY in Feb. 2014 and as recently June 2017.

Jodi McRaney Rusho

Glass With a Past – Jodi specializes in teaching techniques using recycled glass. Information on in-studio, on-site, and on-line classes available on Jodi’s web-site.