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Silo Gallery and Glass Studio is giving fused glass classes in the Wimberley/San Marcos, TX area. Rainy day or scorching hot, it is a great place to be when the weather isn't perfect, so come on in for a class! Please watch this page for updates and class news. For FULL classes, contact us to be placed on the wait list, if possbile we will schedule another class.

Classes are about two and a half hours, and are available Thursday thru Monday for 2 to 10 people (call about larger groups). The cost of the class is all inclusive, within the scope of the project. This includes glass, firings and all parts, such as night light bases and bulbs to complete the project. No experience, tools or supplies to bring, just bring yourself, wear safe shoes, attire and have fun!

By the end of the class, you may know about glass safety, the difference between soft and full fused glass, how to prepare glass for the kiln and history of glass. Our new studio is heated and air conditioned throughout. Find a class below then e-mail or call (512) 444-6494 to register.

Class Schedule

Learn about glass fusing while creating your own project. The (1 session) classes are held on more than one day, but you only attend one class, choose the day and time that works for you. The (2 or 3 session) classes are held once a week on the same day, such as two Saturdays in a row. You will want to attend all 2 or 3 sessions to complete the projects.

Individual classes

Call for a private class with 2 - 10 people. You choose the project you create in this class. An extra materials fee may apply for some projects. Individual classes can be for 2 to 10 people. $ 100 for 2 people $ 30 for each additional person - up to total of 10 people.

(1 session)
  • Call for your private class of 2 or more!
  • It is possible to have more than 10, please let us know as soon as possible to make special arrangements

  • You Choose Projects
    You choose which project you make, the cost is either $35 or $40, depending on the project you choose. In the same classroom at the same time. NO experience necessary, cost is all inclusive. All of the following are available.
    sun catchers

    Sun catcher

    Pick your colors for a beautiful sun catcher. Make something pretty to put in a window or hang to brighten your day.

    Sun catcher $ 35 (1 session)

    Frames in glass

    Frames in glass

    Make a frame for your favorite photo, to treasure or to give as a gift. Making a frame is fun and easy.

    Frames in glass $ 35 (1 session)


    Night lights

    Make your own night light using glass, stringers, or frit.

    Night lights $ 40 (1 session)

    spoon rests

    Spoon rest

    Make your own spoon rest in this class. Choose your colors then decorate or find the perfect piece of glass from our large selection.

    Spoon rest $ 40 (1 session)


    Small dish

    Make a 5x5 inch bowl to take home or give as a gift. Learn to cut glass, choose a shape for your mold, and prepare the glass for the kiln. The small dish takes two firings in the kiln, so your piece can not be ready the next day. No experience needed.

    Small dish $40 (1 session)

    Advanced Classes
    For these classes, you must have some experience with glass. Fusing 101 or Debby's Dichro 101 will give you the experience you need for advanced classes. Please call ahead.
    Galaxy Glass Jewelry

    Galaxy Jewelry ***

    Guest artist, Debby Gibson, will teach you how to make Galaxy dichro pendants. Galaxy Glass is all about chemical reactions in glass. We will use powders, frit, copper and silver foils to create one of a kind looks. This workshop is all about experimentation. You will need to know how to use grinders, tile and ring saws before this class.*** Advanced class - This three session class has a prerequisite of Dichro 101 or equivalent.

    Galaxy Jewelry $235

    Dichro etching

    Dichro Etching w/ Debby Gibson ***

    Learn how to create your own dichro patterned glass. Learn some quick pendant tips to create quick and easy pendant. Learn the secrets to stamping on glass and etching the design in the glass. Learn how to make a "crazy quilt" pendant with etched accents. The class will focus on the use of dremmels on glass as well as chemicals that can help you customize your dichro. *** Pre requisite: Debby's Dichro 101.

    Dichro Etching w/ Debby Gibson $110 (2 sessions)

    Ripples in tints

    Ripples in tints

    Make a beautiful ripple piece using tinted glass. Learn about layering tints and iridescent glass for a most beautiful effect.

    Ripples in tints $ 60 (1 session)

    Flowing Pattern Bar

    Create a beautiful piece using the flow pattern bar technique. In the first class you will choose colors for pattern bars, the bars are then fired. In the second class you will cut and arrange the bars to create your pattern. The last class is finishing, this class may involve extensive cold working of the pieces. ***This is an advanced class Fusing 101 or equivalent is required.

    Flowing pattern bar $ 175 (3 sessions)


    Learn this unique technique, developed by Chester John. In this advanced class create a beautiful piece using the flow of glass interacting with accent stringers, creating a regular unexpected pattern. In the second class you will coldwork your piece for a professional finish. ***This is an advanced class Fusing 101 or equivalent is required.

    Pascal $ 110 (2 sessions)
    edge strip dish

    Edge Strip Dish ***

    Make an elegant dish using your colors for a beautiful edge strip piece. Learn to build a piece using strips of glass placed on edge. The second session, you will learn to cold work the piece.

    *** Advanced class - This two session class has a prerequisite of Fusing 101 or equivalent.

    Edge Strip $ 110 (2 sessions)

    Sunny's coral bowl

    Sunny's Coral Bowl

    Tap your inner states of creativity. Have fun making a unique graceful and whimsical coral bowl. The unfolding fusion is stunning! No two are ever alike! Rather each is a special artistry of your making! And so simple too. Try making two small ones, give one as present, or have the pair to decorate your home or office. Nurture your inner artist with glass fusion. Zero experience needed and all materials supplied.

    Sunny's Coral Bowl 49.00 (1 session) 18.00 to upgrade to a large coral bowl, 11.00 for additional small bowl, 29.00 for additional large bowl.

    Deb's Murrini Madness

    Murrini Madness w/ Debby Gibson

    Millefiori is an Italian word meaning “thousand flowers.”

    Come and play with some ancient glass techniques and bring them to the present day. We will be using Millefiori slices called murrini. Although this was developed in Egypt, it is now identified with Venice. We will create frames and enclose frit and these murrini into amazing creations of jewelry. This class can be mixed and matched with all kinds of other techniques. The sky is the limit.

    It can also be enlarged to be made into plates, sculptures and even triptychs. This is an awesome technique and will help grow your repetoire in the glass world.

    Murrini Madness (2 sessions)

    fusing 101 projects

    Glass fusing 101

    Come to Silo Glass to learn the basics of fusing glass. In this 3 session class, you will learn about cutting, preparing for the kiln and firing glass. You will make 6 glass pieces to learn about fusing and the flow of glass.Join us for this fun and informational class. There will be three sessions for a more in depth knowledge of glass and fusing.

    Glass fusing 101 $ 166 (3 sessions)

    Dichro 101

    Debby's Dichro 101

    Beginning Dichroic glass jewelry class with Elissa, Chester and guest artist, Debby Gibson. Debby will teach you how to work with dichroic glass to make beautiful dichroic pendants. In this class, you will learn the secrets of dichro and jewelry coldworking. Chester or Elissa will work with you to learn to use grinders, tile and ring saws for finishing jewelry. **This class will fulfill the prerequisite for advanced jewelry classes.

    Debby's Dichro 101 $120 (2 sessions)

    kiln carving

    Kiln carve

    Create a pattern using fiber paper to be carved into glass, the heat of the kiln will do the rest. Make a 4x6 bowl or standing piece. Learn about fusing glass in this fun and simple class. No experience needed.

    Kiln carve $110 (2 session)


    ***This class is a prerequsite for advanced classes. Learn the coldworking skills to create a finished look. Call for more information.

    Coldworking $ 35 (1 session)

    scenes in glass

    Scenes in Glass

    Create your own scene on a glass background, up to a 4x8 piece. It can hang or be slumped to stand on it's own. Use glass to create things like trees or a sail boat. We will try to help you create something you can enjoy. This is a beginning class, no experience necessary.

    Scenes in Glass $ 60 (1 session)

    One step jewelry

    One step jewelry

    Use molds and glass to create jewelry in one step. Choose the colors and glass to create unique jewelry. No experience necessary.

    One step jewelry $ 35 (1 session)

    Medium Dish

    Learn the fun technique of making your own medium glass serving dish. The 8x8" dish to be created in the colors and design of your choice. This is an extended session class is a beginning class, no experience necessary.

    Medium Dish $ 70 (1 - 3.5 hour session)

    freeze n' fire projects

    Freeze n' fire

    Learn the fun technique of making your own glass decorations using the freezer and a kiln. In the first session, create your own freeze & fuse mold using RTV and found objects. Then commercial molds to make glass pieces to decorate with glass. In the second session, you will create a dish or scene. The third day is for further experimentation and to complete your projects. This three session class is a beginning class, no experience necessary.

    Freeze n' fire $ 110 (3 sessions)

    Handkerchief vases

    Handkerchief vases

    Make 3 handkerchief vases in this two session class. Day one, we will experiment with some new and different concepts for drapes and make things to use in drapes. Day two learn about more advanced drape techniques.

    Handkerchief vases $ 110 (2 sessions)

    Gothic Windows

    Gothic Windows w/ Chester

    In this two session class create a 12 x 12 or comparable size window hanging. In the first session, cut the base and create the framework for your piece. In the second session add the colors and finishing touches.

    $ 110 (2 sessions)

    Photo stand

    Photo Stand w/ Nancy

    Join Nancy and Elissa to make a beautiful stand for a photograph in this single session class. Choose from two different styles of photo stands, using your choice of glass.

    Photo stand $ 75 (1 session)


    • Sunday 10am-4pm
    • Monday 10am-4pm
    • Tuesday CLOSED
    • Wednesday CLOSED
    • Thursday noon-6pm
    • Friday noon-6pm
    • Saturday 10am-6pm
    The sign on the building says, "If you are here and we are not, call. If possible, we will be right out." (512)444-6494

    Wimberley 2nd Saturday Logo

    Join us 2nd Saturday - open til 7pm!


    First Friday Fusing Musings

    Silo Gallery & Glass Studio
    Friday, 6 April 6:30pm

    Join us the First Friday every month for Fusing Musings! Come meet others interested in glass, ask questions and have fun, light refreshments, free and open to everyone.

    What they said...

    • Thank you both for a delightful, relaxing and fun afternoon at your glass studio! I had a great time and enjoyed the entire experience immensely!
    • We love our night lights and making them was so much fun.
    • Best stop EVER!

    Open Studio

    Join us for Open Studio. Finish up a class project, create your own project, or select from our beginning class projects.

    Tools are provided, sign up early to save your space.

    Enroll now!

    Call, e-mail, or come by today to hold your place!

    Silo Glass
    7990 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos / Wimberley Texas

    (512) 444-6494 or e-mail us

    For all classes

    For FULL classes, contact us to be placed on the wait list, if possible we will schedule another class.

    The pieces will go into the kiln the day of the class and, unless there are special circumstances, you will be able to pick them up the next day or two, or they can be mailed.

    Tools and supplies are provided, there is a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 8 students per class. Sign up early to save your space.

    Shoes - NO flip-flops or open toe shoes. Closed shoes that cover the entire foot up to the ankle are to be worn in the studio.

    Clothes - It is better to avoid sleeves that are baggy or drape.

    Waiver - All students are required to sign a Silo Glass liability waiver before taking classes or using Silo Glass tools, equipment or materials. See the Studio policies.

    Enroll now!

    Call, e-mail, or come by today to hold your place! The classes have a minimum of 2 and maximum 10 students. (call for larger groups)

    Silo Glass
    7990 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos / Wimberley Texas

    (512) 444-6494 or e-mail us

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    Silo Gallery & Glass Studio

    Chester C. John and Elissa D. Beach

    3D art, Classes, Studio time, and much more.
    (512) 444-6494
    7990 Ranch Road 12
    San Marcos / Wimberley, Texas
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