New Fall Glass Classes added to Schedule


‘db’ Studio & Gallery is a fused glass art center in the

Tri-Cities area of Washington State.

In 2012, a new glass studio was built, dramatically enlarging the Classroom and Gallery space for the studio.

Classes in fused glass are taught there at a number of levels: from beginner to the more accomplished in the craft.  Deborah Barnard is the resident artist/instructor.

Create your own works of glass art while sipping fine artisan wine from Barnard Griffin in the only glass arts studio located in a winery.  And, an astonishing world-class winery at that!  See Class Descriptions & Schedules below.  Class Fees include materials needed:

First Glass Fusing Class(pick one day)

October 10th, 17th

November 3rd, 7th, 10th, 21st

Morning:  10am-12:30pm Evening:  5:30-8pm

Perfect for beginners! Class includes basics in glass fusing as well as a tutorial in glass-cutting. Students will walk away with one 8”x8” sushi plate.  Class Fee:  $100pp

Free Range Randomized Strip Construction Project:

Two day class (must attend BOTH days):

November 9th | 9am-1pm & November 11th | 1pm-4pm

Have fun designing a platter made from a range of random colors; from a bright rainbow scheme to tastefully muted, it’s your choice. Glass is cut into strips, laid out, fused, cold worked and fired again to give shape to your masterpiece.  Class Fee: $175pp (PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class)

Designing and Using Part Sheets:

*Two day class (must attend BOTH days)

October 26th | 10am-4pm and October 27th | 10am-4pm

In 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 sheet with other glass materials to create three unique pieces. There will undoubtedly be extra part sheet to be used in future works.  Class Fee:

$295pp  (PREREQ- First Glass Fusing)

Holiday Plate: (pick one day)

November 1st, 8th, 21st or 23rd, December 6th

Morning:  10am-11am,  or  Evening: 6pm-7pm

In Holiday Plate class, students will assemble pre-cut pieces to create an 8”x8” sushi plate. This is a great class for those who are short on time, and it’s perfect for groups. Bring your book club, your best friend and your mother and create together!  Class Fee: $75pp

Ornaments: (pick one day)

November 24th, December 8th, 15th or as arranged

10am-5pm (drop-in)

Decorate one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments with pre-cut pieces. We initially created this class for children (yes, your 3-year-old would fair very well in this one, we promise!) but found that adults loved it as well.  Class Fee:  $15pp

Custom class/Corporate Team Building:

Class days & times as arranged with instructor

Come with your coworkers, friend or family and whet your appetite for fused glass!  Students will create a design in fiber paper to match with a pre-fired piece that will fuse into your design.

$25pp | 4”x4” coaster

$50pp | 8”x8” tile

$75pp | 8”x8” plate (slumped)


This well-equipped Bullseye Kiln-glass Resource Center is housed within Barnard Griffin Winery, one of the largest winemakers in Washington State. Co-owner Deborah Barnard opened the kiln-glass center in 2008 and now splits her time between running the studio and producing artisan wine with her husband, Rob Griffin. She offers kilnforming workshops, a large inventory of Bullseye glass and supplies, and a gallery displaying fused works. Barnard Griffin is situated near the confluence of the Yakima, Columbia and Snake Rivers in south-central Washington—in the heart of the state’s wine country.


Education is central to the mission of the “db’ STUDIO, which offers an array of kilnforming workshops for students at various skill levels. Deborah Barnard is the resident artist/instructor. Check the Blog often to see the schedule of current offerings.


Glass Supplies: 10–5 daily

Gallery: 10-5 daily

Studio: Hours vary depending on classes scheduled


878 Tulip Lane

Richland, WA  99352

Map and directions (

(509) 627-0266

You’re invited!  Enjoy a tour of the facility, learn about classes, and see the wide range of Bullseye glass products available. Discover extraordinary fused glass art in the gallery created by winery co-owner and glass artisan: Deborah Barnard.

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~ by db Studio: Fused-Glass Art and Classes on September 28, 2012.

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