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Glass Blowing is in the house!!!

Fresh classes just listed...4 week Beginning Fusing Workshop...Hollow Glass Beads and Disks...Intro to Kiln Forming (which includes fusing and slumping)...Earring Basics...Beginning Glass Blowing (torchwork glass ornaments)...Pattern Bars - Fused Glass Tiles...more information below...and traditional glass blowing!! We've got it on the schedule but classes will be available almost every weekend. We're only taking 2-3 per class which means they'll fill fast. If you want to schedule a weekday class just let us know.

June 6, 2014 • 6pm-9pm -Torch Enamel for Jewelry -Enamel is a great way to add color to your metalwork. In this 3 hour class we'll introduce you to enamel (powdered glass), a micro torch and some copper shapes to make 2 fabulous pendants. Beginners are welcome! $50

June 7, 2014 • 12pm-4pm - Fused Glass Tiles - In this beginning fusing class you'll make 4 glass tiles. This class is a great place to get started in your fusing/kiln forming education. We'll go over some basic but important information regarding glass and what you need to know to move forward.To create your designs on your tiles you'll use stringers and frit and sheet glass. The possibilities are endless...almost. You'll need to pick up your tiles once they've been fired in the kiln. The class is 4 hours and all supplies and tools are provided. If you want to make more tiles there will be an extra charge depending on the glass used. Also, your project will have to be picked up after it's been fired but we can mail it to you if you'd like. $75.

June 8, 2013 • 12pm-3pm -Fused Glass Suncatchers -This is a great beginning glass fusing class! Make a suncatcher and learn about the basic properties of glass. All materilas are provided in this 3 hour class. $50.

June 13, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty gblown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

June 14-15, 2014 •12pm-4pm - Introduction to Kiln Forming - Kiln Forming includes fusing, slumping and casting glass. In this two day introduction class we'll explore fusing and slumping. Day one we'll talk about the properties of glass, firing schedules and what they are, cut glass and finally assemble a few pieces that will be fused. Day two we'll examine the fused glass making sure there are no sharp edges and everything looks good to slump into a mold to form plates. We'll discuss the design choices that were made and the results. Beginners are welcome and all supplies and tools are provided for this two day, 6 hour class. $225

June 20, 2014 • 6pm-9pm - Earring Basics -Everyone loves earrings! And they are so easy to make. There are so many options. Well, we'll explore a bunch of earring options in this beginning jewelry making class using wire and headpins, chain, beads and simple wire working tools. Expect to make at least 3 pairs of earrings if not more. Most supplies and tools provided but other supplies such as sterling silver and handmade beads and findings are also available for purchase. $50.

June 22, 2014 • 12pm-4pm -Make Glass Art! -I like to think of this as painting with glass. Freely express yourself with color and create and abstract expressionist glass painting using frit, stringer vitrigraph and sheet glass. You have 3 hours, what can you create? $150.

June 27, 2014 • 6pm-9pm - Beginning Wire Wrapping - One of the most sturdy and useful jewelry making skills I know of is wire wrapping. Come on down for this 3 hour class to learn it. You'll leave with a bracelet and maybe even a pair of earrings. And you'll learn a skill that will be so helpful in all of your jewelry creations you'll wonder what took you so long to learn it. Tools and copper wire provided as well as a few pretty little beads for your bracelet. Other supplies such as sterling silver and beads and findings are also available for purchase. $50.

June 28-29, 2014• 11pm-4pm - Beginning Glass Bead Making - Learn to make glass beads with a professional bead making torch. This two day class will take you through safety and set-up, creating stringers, twisties and other simple component parts and making simple glass beads in a variety of shapes and sizes. All supplies and tools are provided for this 2 day 10 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $250.

July 5-6, 2014 •12pm-4pm - Pattern Bars...Fused Glass Tiles -Create one-of-a-kind designs by making pattern bars. But what's a pattern bar you ask? It's a grouping of glass, maybe rods, strips, stringer and frit that's been fused together in a bar. Sort of like murrini, if you know what that is. It's then sliced up with a tile saw and the patterns are then used to accent tiles and plates and other goodies. You'll make 4 tiles with your pattern bars. All materials and tools are supplied for this 2 day, 8 hour class. Beginners welcome. $200.

July 26, 2014 • 11am-4pm - Silver Glass Bead Making - One of the next classes you'll want to take after your beginning class. We'll focus on silver glass, which is so beautiful and wonderful to work with. We'll reduce and encase and strike and make really lovely beads. Some bead making experience is required. All supplies and tools are provided for this 5 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $150.

 

August 1, 2014 • 6-9pm - Macramé Bracelet - This is a great beginning macramé class . You get to learn a great craft and also get a cool bracelet out of a deal. You have a couple of style options to choose from. Either make it out of hemp or cotton or leather. Beads are extra...you can bring your own or check out what we have here. $50.

August 2 or 3, 2014 •1pm-5pm -Beginning Glass Blowing Make Paperweights - Traditional Glass Blowing. This is how it starts. Learn to make a paperweight doing off hand glass blowing. The class is small so that each person gets a few sessions on the pole. $250

August 9, 2014 • 6pm-8pm -Blown Glass Ornaments -This is some very basic glass blowing. But it is glass blowing. You'll make ornaments. Pretty gblown glass ornaments with a small torch and glass globes. Add frit for color, heat and blow...simple, sort of. Give it a try! $40.

stringerAugust 9, 2014 • 12pm-4pm - Fused Glass Tiles Stringer Study - In this beginning fusing class you'll make 4 glass tiles. This class is a great place to get started in your fusing/kiln forming education. We'll go over some basic but important information regarding glass and what you need to know to move forward.To create your designs on your tiles you'll usestringers which are thin strands of glass. The possibilities are endless...almost. You'll need to pick up your tiles once they've been fired in the kiln. The class is 4 hours and all supplies and tools are provided. If you want to make more tiles there will be an extra charge depending on the glass used. Also, your project will have to be picked up after it's been fired but we can mail it to you if you'd like. $75.

August 23-24, 2014 • 11am-4pm -Disks and Hollows Glass Bead Making - One of the next classes you'll want to take after your beginning class. We'll focus on disks and hollows. You'll need to make a disk before you can make a hollow. So te first part of the class we'll work on disks, a very popular style of bead. And just as popular is the hollow which allows you to make a larger bead that doesn't weigh too much. Love me some hollow beads. This class is about heat control. Some bead making experience is required. All supplies and tools are provided for this 2 day, 10 hour class. Just bring your desire to learn and your imagination. $250.

 

More classes to be announced!!