Spring Glass Classes at db Studio

•April 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Spring is ramping up at the db Studio & Gallery with a great variety of glass classes to tickle your fancy at every skill level. We’re excited too regarding Richard Parrish returning with his glass tapestry class as this is a favorite and well-attended Guest Artist set of sessions.

If you’re looking to go deep into technique, this is a must attend series.

Spring Glass Class Schedule:

  • Kiln Carving Easter Egg:   April 17th 6- 6:30pm
  • Richard Parrish – Glass Tapestry:   May 1-4 10a – 4p
  • First Glass Fusing Class:   May 7 & 8 10a – Noon, or: 5:30 -7:30p
  • Designing And Using Part Sheets:   May 13, 14, 15 6:30p – 8:30p
  • Glass Bead Making Class With Marie Taylor:   May 22 9a – 5p
  • Mother’s Day Glass Flower Project: Open Studio:

Tuesdays: 4p – 8p (Until May 2nd)
Thursdays: 6p -8p
Saturdays: 10a – 2p
Sundays: 10:30a-2p

db Studio is pleased to be a Bullseye Kiln Glass Resource Center Preferred Partner and honors Bullseye pricing and discount structure.

It is my hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of these classes as well as view the extraordinary work created here in the Tri-Cities area by our students engaging in the glass arts at all levels. See you soon!


Deborah Barnard
db Studio & Gallery


Create your own unique piece commemorating Easter, 2014

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Thursday April 17th

FREE DEMO 6-6:30pm. Deborah will demonstrate the principles of kiln carving in this Technique Thursday session.

Open Studio to follow in which the participants may choose to purchase the materials for an 8X8 piece including:
• 1-prefired 8X8 two layer piece of glass in a selection of spring colors
• Fiber paper
• 3 firings–the third firing is optional as the customer may wish their piece to be an art piece
• Open studio time is included
• An Easter egg pattern will be available but participants may bring their own pattern in dimensions must not exceed 6″ x 6″

COST: $75 pp Includes Open Studio time, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.

CONTACT: 509-627-0266


Mother’s Day is Sunday, 5/11

Want an alternative to giving away live or cut flowers this year?

Create your own unique present for Mom!


In our “Make It and Bake It” program you can assemble glass pieces  

into bowls, plates, coasters or pendants. 


Leave your work of art to be fired twice: once flat  

and once into the desired shape. 


Please allow one week.  All assembly done during open studio hours.

Reservations encouraged but not necessary. 
Groups of 4 or more can call to set up a team event!

$20 per person includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.

You’ll need to work on your Mother’s Day project during Open Studio hours:

Weekly Open Studio: 

Tuesdays:       4p – 8p

Thursdays:     6p -8p

Saturdays:      10a – 2p

Sundays:        10:30a-2p

You will need to complete your project by 5/2 in order that we can fire your piece and have it ready for pick-up by 5/7 in time for Mother’s Day

CONTACT:  509-627-0266


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Fun Option for a Group Activity!

Perfect for a beginner, but a great refresher course as well.

  • You’ll learn glass cutting techniques and the basics of glass fusing
  • End result:  Your very own 8″ x 8″ Glass Sushi/Serving Plate
  • Groups of 4 or more can call to set up a team event.
  • Reservations required
May 7 & 8 10a – Noon
5:30p – 7:30p
July 2 & 3 10a – Noon
5:30p – 7:30p



$100 per person includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.


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CONTACT:  509-627-0266


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Special Guest Instructor:

“Tapestry with Richard Parrish”



Richard Parrish’s Tapestry Bowls Trays and Wall Panels are widely recognized for their intricate patterning and coloration.


This new workshop will explore how an original idea develops into a comprehensive line of studio glass work.
May 1, 2, 3 & 4:  10a – 5p

Must attend all four Sessions!



World Class Glass Artist Richard Parrish is a designer of kilnformed glass and lives in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27, and he was awarded the American Craft Council Award of Achievement in 2003.  


COST:  $575 per person includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.


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Create Pieces Designed to be Incorporated Into a Larger Work



On Day One of this class students will use frits, confettis and stringers to create three part sheets; custom pieces of glass that are incorporated into the design of larger future pieces.


On Day Two students will combine their part sheets with other glass materials to create three unique pieces. There will undoubtedly be extra part sheets to be used in future works. 


May 13, 14 & 15   —    6:30p – 8:30p    Reservations necessary.

*Two-Day class (must attend BOTH days)


COST:  $250 pp  (PREREQ- First Glass Fusing).  Includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.



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Learn to make your own glass beads in a torch



As you can imagine, you will dive deep into the world of bead making with this class.  Marie Taylor is the artist, your instructor and docent into the multifaceted world of bead making. 


April 5th:  9a – 5p

May 22nd:  9a – 5p     


  Reservations necessary.


COST:  $150 pp   Includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.



CONTACT:  509-627-0266


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db Studio Glass Sale: 2/28 – 3/2/14

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db Studio Glass Sale:  February 28th thru March 2nd.

50% off Tekta 3-Packs

30% off Frit

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db Studio Winter Glass Class Schedule

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Saturdays & Sundays:

          10am – 2pm

Through December 15th

These are Drop-in times but reservations are preferred

Fee:  $15 per ornament (Includes materials)

C’mon & join us.  It’s a lot of fun and what a great future family heirloom!

Gift cards are available!

A glass class makes the perfect gift this holiday season. Santa says so.

We checked!

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878 Tulip Lane- Richland. WA 99352


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db Studio & Gallery’s – Open Studio

  Open Studio is a unique opportunity and a big perk for those who take db Studio classes. Bring your Bullseye glass and tools to the studio and learn diverse methods, studio practices and be inspired by fellow members of the glass community. A db Studio staff member will be present during these self-guided sessions.

Eligibility:  Anyone who has taken a db Galley class that has included glass cutting may attend open studio sessions.

Times Offered:  Open Studio days and hours are sent once a month to those who sign up to be included on the email notification list. They are also posted in the studio as well.

Cost:  The basic rate is $5/hour, and the required minimum is 2 hours. Additional charges for studio time, firings, and mold rental may apply (below) and must be paid at the time you pick up work.

Firing Fees:  

Kiln fuse per (24 hour period) in GL-24                                                  $30

Kiln slump         ”                         ”                                                           $25

Kiln firing on a 26.5″x52″ shelf -Pearl Kiln                                             $90

Mold rental                                                                                                $5


  • Make a reservation for studio time by calling 509-627-0266 or emailing info@BarnardGriffin.com.  
  • Bring your own tools and Bullseye glass. No glass will be provided. Glass may be purchased during open studio.
  • GlasTac and glass cleaner will be provided.
  • A db Gallery staff member must be present.
  • Kilns must be programmed by a db gallery staff member (or under a staff member’s supervision).
  • Projects must be composed entirely of Bullseye glass-including accessory glass like dichroics, frit, stringer, etc. Items like metal foils, nichrome wire or other materials deemed appropriate by the db gallery staff member in charge may be used.
  • When designing your pieces, factor in our shelf dimensions (about 21″ square for a GL-24) plus a ½” distance between your piece and the shelf edge, in all directions.
  • Choose slumping molds before designing your pieces. Molds may be fired together with others to fill a complete kiln, if the firing schedules are similar. Note: Dimensions listed in the catalog for slumping molds are for the mold at its largest points and are not intended as glass-cutting measurements.
  • Studio storage space is non-secured and limited, you may rent space in the studio, and you must pick up your fired pieces in a timely fashion.
  • With notice it is possible to arrange to bring in projects for firing outside of Open Studio. Call or email info@barnardgriffin.com to make arrangements. You will have limited workspace and 30 minutes per shelf to assemble your pieces.
  • db Studio will not be held responsible for damage to items left on the premises or projects that fail due to customer negligence or error.db Gallery and Studio -878 Tulip Lane- Richland. WA 99352- 509-627-0266

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Fall 2013 Glass Class Schedule

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New Glass Classes at db STUDIO & GALLERY

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1st Glass Fusing Class -$100

*2 day class (must attend BOTH days)

                September 4th and 6th, October 2nd and 4th,

                November 6th and 8th or December 4th and 6th

                DAY 1    | 10am-12:30pm OR 5:30-8pm

                DAY 2    | 10am-11:30pm OR 5:30-7pm

                Perfect for beginners! Class includes basics in glass fusing as well as a tutorial in glass-cutting. Ending result is one 8”x8” sushi plate.

Pocket Vases -$150 w/ stand

                September 11th and 13th

                December 11th and 13th** (Holiday Class)

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

                Put your glass-cutting skills to use and create a beautiful kiln-carved vase, price shown includes a stand. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class


Light Your Kiln on Fire -$250

*3 day class (must attend ALL days)

                September 18th, 19th and 20th

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

                Working with glass rod in a torch, students will learn to create several shapes that can be added to their fused glass project. On day 1 samples are made, and day two is spent creating an 8“x8” plate using one or more of the techniques. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Portrait Class -$75

                Date & Time TBD

                Using frits, powders and other textures of glass, students will create a 4“x6” self-portrait. Pieces will be fired with an embedded wire loop for easy hanging. Perfect for kids age 6 to 90! *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Exploring Tints-$80-$100

                October 5th

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

                Only tints and whites will be used in this class. Students choose between doing a 4”x13” channel plate for $80 or a 5”x17.5” channel plate for $100. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Pendant Making-$30

                September 15th | 1pm-2:30pm

                Make 6 gorgeous pendants in this class, perfect for beginners! No glass cutting required.

Leaves – Kiln Carving-$85

                October 9th

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

This class is kiln-carving on steroids. Students can bring in a favorite leaf, no bigger than 6“, carve the fiber paper and add either thin glass or powder for color. Finished piece will be an 8” shallow bowl. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Leaves – Powder on Irid-$60

                October 16th

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

Create an 8”x8” sushi plate by covering your favorite leaf with clear powdered glass on silver irid coated black glass. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Leaves – Linoleum Carving-$175

                October 19th

                                | 10am-5pm

                In this class students will carve their favorite leaf into linoleum to create a mold. They will learn to calculate how much glass it takes to fill the mold, as will as casting firing schedules. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Halloween Pumpkin Plate -$75

                October 23rd

                                | 10am-12pm OR 6pm-8pm

                Students will review circle cutting to create an 8” orange circle. The face of the pumpkin will be decorated with stringer bent in a candle flame. The ending result will be an 8” shallow bowl.


Reactions -$225

*3 day class (must attend ALL days)

                November 13th

                                | 9am-12pm or 6pm-9pm

                November 14th and 15th

                                | 10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm

                Come harness and control the different chemistries of glass that react with one another to create dazzling special effects. On the first day of class students will make several different reactive glass samples. On day two, students will see what is possible with the reactions in their samples and use them to create two plates or bowls. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class


Pattern Bar II -$345

*3 day class (must attend ALL days)

                October 25th and 26th

                                | 10am-4pm

                October 27th

                                | 10am-12pm

                Students will create one pixel bar and one free flowing pattern bar (brick-like slabs of glass containing colors of the students choosing, totaling seven pounds of glass) on day one. On day two, students will use a wet saw to slice their pattern bars and assemble them into 2 different pieces. On day three, students will cold work their pieces, grinding and sanding edges. Students will have leftovers for other projects. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

Bas Relief, guest instructor Richard Parrish -$575

*4 day class (must attend ALL days)

                November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th

                                | 10am-5pm

                This class explores the rich possibilities of working in relief in kilnformed glass. Simple materials such as fiber paper are used to create complex forms, shapes and textures. Intricate surface relief, texture, color and light interactions are possible in “shallow space.” The workshop will include a brief survey of the use of relief in art and architecture throughout history. Sheet glass, frit and powder are the primary glass materials used. Coldworking techniques will be used to create additional textures and to finish the work. Numerous reference samples will be made in preparation for a comprehensive final project. *PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class or comparable experience

Call: 509-627-0266 or email:  Info@BarnardGriffin.com

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db Studio & Gallery: Make It & Bake It – Open Studio

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USA, Washington,

Make your own fused glass piece

during any OPEN STUDIO time!

Tuesday – 4pm-8pm

Thursday – 1pm-5pm

Saturday & Sunday – 10am-2pm

Cone Bowl (7.5”) – $60

-clear base, add frit decorations

Plate (8”x8”) – $75

-clear base, add pre-cut pieces for second layer

Mosaic Coaster (4”x4”) – $25

-clear base, add .5” tiles for second layer

Pendants (3 – 1.5”x2”) – $15


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