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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.

April 4, 2014• 6pm-8pm - Fused Glass Pendants - This is where it gets started. The ultimate project class to get you started with glass fusing, also known as kiln forming. In this short but concise class you'll get your first experience with fusing glass. You'll create a lovely glass pendant or two and begin your kiln forming education. This class will wet your curiousity for further learning about glass and what you can do with it. We'll go over some basic but important information regarding glass and what you need to know to move forward. You'll need to pick up your pendants once they've been fired in the kiln. It's short class at 2 hours and all supplies and tools are provided. If you want to make more pendants 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. $35. 

April 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.

April 9, 16, 23, 30, 2014• 6pm-8pm Wednesday Nights - Beginning Fused Glass - In this beginning fusing class you'll make a number of cool projects over the course of 4 Wednesday evenings. 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. You'll make jewelry components, move onto coasters as well as make parts for the final project, a plate. Each class is two hours for a total of 8 hours. Good times for sure. All materials and tools are supplied. $200.

April 11, 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.

April 12-13, 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.

earringsApril 18, 2014 • 6-9pm - 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. $60.

coastersApril 19, 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.

artApril 20, 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.

April 25, 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.

April 26, 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

stringerApril 27, 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.

April 27, 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

May 3-4, 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.

May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2014• 6pm-8pm Wednesday Nights - Beginning Fused Glass - In this beginning fusing class you'll make a number of cool projects over the course of 4 Wednesday evenings. 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. You'll make jewelry components, move onto coasters as well as make parts for the final project, a plate. Each class is two hours for a total of 8 hours. Good times for sure. All materials and tools are supplied. $200.

May 10-11, 2014 •12pm-5pm -Beginning Glass Casting - Glass casting is a multi-step process involving mold making with plaster and rubber and lost wax casting. This is where you get your start. Each step of the process will be worked through. All materials and tools are provided in this 10 hour class. $250

May 16, 2014 • 6pm-8pm-Casting Jewelry Parts -Here's a super simple class that introduces you to glass casting. Using Frit (crushed glass) and Colour de Verre molds we'll make pendants in a variety of shapes and sizes. Expect to make at least 6 pendants in this 2 hour class. All materials are included. $40

make glass artMay 17, 2014 • 6pm-9pm -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 have3 hours, what can you create? $150.

May 24, 2014 • 12pm-4pm - Fused Glass Tile Painting with Frit and Powders - We're going to create a piece of art using frit (crushed glass) and powders. What's different about this class is that we'll be working upside down. The piece will be built within a glass box...the bottom of it ends up being the front. On day two we'll cold work on the grinder to make sure everything is nice and smooth. Bring a simple image with you to work from. $100.

May 25. 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.

May 31 - June 1, 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.

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

coasterJune 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.

kilnformingJune 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

More classes to be announced!!