FAQs

How long are classes?

Classes run about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.  If you schedule a private group Pyro Party where you have food and drink, plan on adding another 1/2 hour.  Adult guests can enjoy their food and drink during instruction.  Birthday parties for children should plan on enjoying their goodies after the class is finished.

How old do you have to be to take classes?

Most children that are entering First grade will enjoy summer camps.  All the projects on Family Days can be done by children ages 3-5 with help of a mom or dad, older kids will be able to do the projects on their own.

My kid work with glass?! Are you crazy?

Maybe we are crazy. Fuzed has been working with children since 2003.  It’s been our experience that adults are often the ones that get cut. We believe you can’t be creative unless you feel safe. We enforce good safety procedures in the studio.   Cuts are washed and covered by your choice of superhero bandaid.

What’s included in a class?

At Fuzed, each project includes instruction, safety equipment, use of tools, glass, firing and the findings.  For example, if you do the Pendant and Magnet class, your pieces will be returned with the magnets and the necklace bales (the part that strings on a chain) already attached.

Ann Hymel awarded 2017 Outstanding Art Teacher for Northwest Ohio by the Ohio Art Education Association.hhj

Ann worked and taught out of her garage from 2003 until 2009 when she opened FUZED, a free standing, kiln-formed glass studio. Ann’s work is in private collections all over the United States, Japan, and Korea. Her work was in the Toledo Art Museum TAA show 2013 and at University of Michigan’s (Ann Arbor) “Gifts of Art”. She received awards for her work in NOWOH in 2013 and 2016 and at the American Gallery in 2014.  She was part of an international symposium of glassmakers at Northlands Gallery in Scotland in 2015.

She has presented at Ohio Art Education Association state conferences, and to the Columbus Art Teacher Association. She has been a visiting artist in classrooms in Perrysburg, Sylvania, Cleveland, and Detroit, Michigan. She lives and  teaches in Perrysburg.