Saturday, November 29, 2014

2015 Workshop Schedule

I am scheduled to facilitate the following workshops at Roadhouse Arts during the first half of 2015. Space is limited so sign up now to lock in your spot. It's gonna be fun!

The Power of Powders
A two day workshop during which we will explore a variety of options to create imagery, depth, and drama in your work by incorporating the power of powders to your glass technique toolbox. Students will learn to create color fades, produce patterns and imagery, explore crackle techniques, and use powder wafers. This survey into the world of powders will open a whole new world of possibilities by showing you the power of powders!
 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 2015
Saturday and Sunday, June 13 & 14, 2015
Intermediate Level
Workshop Fee: $169
Materials Fee: $65

Cast Glass Flowers
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This easy one day class will expose you to the basics of color casting with glass powder and frit. Use this technique to achieve jaw dropping results that rival spring time in the Texas hill country as you learn how to create cast glass flowers in almost any color under the sun. This is a fun 1 day workshop for both new and experienced fusers. No previous glass experience required.

 Students will learn how to select and care for molds. They will mix and measure glass frit or powders based on their color selection and learn how to fill the mold to achieve beautiful results that require little to no additional finishing work.
 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Beginners welcome!
Workshop Fee: $99
Materials Fee: $35

Casting Glass - Dimensional Sculpture
In this three-day workshop we'll cast our own three-dimensional art glass sculpture. We will begin by discussing important design considerations as students design and plan for their individual pieces. We will sculpt in clay; use mold making materials and techniques to create refractory molds; and measure, cut and stack glass for our specific molds.

Learn about the special considerations that go into a glass casting firing schedule, including how to heat, cool and anneal thick blocks as well as uneven thicknesses of glass. This class is open to beginning glass students as well as experienced fusers. The instructor will work with each individual student to ensure your project can be executed successfully. Start thinking three dimensionally, get just a little dirty and have a whole lot of fun making your own art glass sculpture
9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday March 13th - Sunday March 15th, 2015
Beginners Welcome!
Workshop Fee: $350
     Materials Fee: $75       

Kiln Carving - Mirror Project
In this exciting workshop we will design and create bas relief textures and patterns using fiber paper to form impressions in glass. Students will make art glass frames using this technique which can be attached to a mirror to create a stunning one of kind design element. We'll then learn how to safely and effectively attach your completed glass frame to a mirror, and discuss available hanging options.
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday April 4, 2015
Beginners welcome!
Workshop Fee: $99
Materials Fee: $50

You can sign up for anyone of these workshops online
or by contacting Roadhouse Arts directly.

In the mail...

This week's mail brought some much awaited new tools including a Silberschnitt Circle Cutter, a replacement head for my strip cutter and new molds needed to complete a commissioned piece. I have wanted this circle cutter for a long time but kept telling myself I was doing just fine using my strip cutter with an adaptor to cut circles. Now that I have this beautiful tool, I am wondering what the *!@& I was thinking all this time. This tool is worth every penny. I think I  am going to crochet it a little blanket so I can tuck it in on cold nights. Just kidding, that would be silliness.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Blessed Sacrament CYO Craft Fair

Thank goodness for indoor craft fairs on a rainy fall Saturday like today. All set up the show at Blessed Sacrament. Cross you fingers for me people still come out on this gray day.