Fusing & Slumping Glass with Bethany Wheeler

Glass Fusing and Slumping

Tickets required

$300 — General Admission
$270 — Concession

Mondays 7 to 9 pm
6 week term commences 22 Jul | 14 Oct

6 Week Studio Workshops with Bethany Wheeler

In this workshop series, participants explore the art of glass kiln forming.

Demonstrations and guidance are provided on designing glassware for various purposes, glass cutting, and the fundamentals of fusing and slumping in the kiln, along with finishing techniques. Adult participants engage in foundational projects, learning glass cutting and kiln forming to craft an array of translucent pieces.

Diverse projects may include a sculptural coral bowl, sushi platter, coasters, jewellery, ornaments, lantern, and tangram puzzle, offering a hands-on experience in creating unique and functional glass artworks.

This workshop includes basic materials, tools and firing service.

For your safety please bring your own Safety Glasses and wear closed-toe shoes to this workshop.

Additional glass can be purchased on presentation of your ticket at Axess Glass, 12 Charnfield Court Thomastown . Students will be entitled to receive a 10% discount on purchases. 

Term dates:

  • Winter: 22 July, 29 July, 5 August, 12 August, 19 August, 26 August 
  • Spring: 14 October, 21 October, 28 October, 4 November, 11 November, 18 November  

Please read our Public Programs – Terms and Conditions before buying your ticket.


Presenter bio

Bethany Wheeler is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia and her practice encompasses studio glass sculpture, jewellery and design objects. She obtained a Master of Fine Art degree from Monash University in 2003 and has been exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally for 20 years. She has several years of experience as a Studio Technician, Lecturer and Trainer, teaching and assisting in many kiln forming and casting workshops.  In 2013 she established 1000 Degrees Glass Studios, a communal kiln forming and cold working studio in Melbourne.  Her success is recognised both nationally and internationally via  extensive exhibitions, corporate and public commissions.  Bethany’s work can be found in private and public collections including the National Glass Art Collection of Australia.