WATERTOWN, CT - 16 MARCH 2010 -031610JT03-
From left, Becky Martin, Alison Hoffman and Colleen Tito paint pottery during a visit to Glazey Dayz Paint Your Pottery Studio in Watertown on Tuesday. To the left, not pictured, is Barbara Bellerive. The Studio will soon offer warm glass classes, making it the only Paint Your Pottery Studio in the state to do so. Warm glass requires no painting, and refers to fusing, slumping, and other glass processes which take place at temperatures between 1100 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit (600 to 925 Celcius). Fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass, making the glass stick or "fuse" to each other. When the glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken.
Josalee Thrift Republican-American