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PAULA GLICKSTEIN

Glass Artist Showcase PAULA GLICKSTEIN Paula Glickstein retired in late 2021, but had started working with fused glass shortly before her retirement. She has taken several classes at Fire Glass …

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Open Lab

In addition to our extensive training and workshop programs, Fire Glass Studio offers its professional fully-equipped studio to independent Glass Artists or existing Fire Glass Studio students who wish to use the space for furthering their own Glass Art projects.

Artists can rent space in the studio for 1 to 3 hours and have full access to to everything they need to create and produce their own art. In addition, a fully trained Fire Glass Studio educator is always available to help with ideas, instruction or suggestions on how to get the best out of your project. We also can offer to fire your projects for pickup at a later time so that you can stay focused on your hands on work.

We also offer special discounts on materials and supplies you might need for your projects and everything is in stock right on premises so there is no downtime when you feel a creative urge but need a special piece of glass or other media.

Make Fire Glass Studio YOUR own private Glass Studio. Best of all, we’ll clean the dishes and take out the trash. Just come and create!

  • Ages: 16 and up
  • Requirement: Must have completed a Beginning Glass Fusion Class
  • When: Wednesdays
  • Time: Wednesdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm
  • Lab space is limited to 8 Students

Weekdays Glass N’ Fusion

We will be closed July 4th, 18th, 19th, 20th

Looking for something different to do? In just one class we will show you all the basics of glass-fusion to allow you to create your very own one-of-a kind glass art masterpiece made with your very own hands. Come join us and see how easy it is to bring out the artist in you.

Wanna make it even more fun? Bring a friend or two. We guarantee smiles and wonder.

You can select from the following workshops:

  • A Touch of Glass
  • The Coral Bowl
  • Drape or Slump It
  • Garden Blooms

We are offering 2 classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am and 12:30pm

Mondrian design drop out

Piet Mondrian -1918

Mondrian created a style based on pure geometry. For Mondrian, a grid-pattern composition of horizontal and vertical lines could represent the universal harmony of the world. He used only straight lines and rectangles (harmony and order), and the primary colors – red, blue and yellow (the most basic and pure) – along with three noncolors – white, black and gray.
A drop-out vessel is created by slumping a piece of glass through an elevated mold with a hole in the center. The part of the glass that “drops” through the hole can stretch considerably, significantly informing the design of the finished piece.

Inspired by Mondrian design you will focus on how to successfully design and create beautiful drop vessel form. You will create a 10×10 square drop out bowl and an 8×8 drape/slump project.

Saturday February 11 @10:00am-1:00pm FULL

About Joci Deaton- Artist and Instructor
Joci Deaton holds a BFA from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. After obtaining her degree, Joci taught classes at multiple painting studios in Cincinnati for several years. She began working with glass after becoming an instructor at the Bullseye Glass Resource Center Los Angeles in 2017. During her time there, Joci had the opportunity to work with many incredible glass artists, learning innovative techniques and technically supporting local artists as they experimented with this unique medium. Joci continues to reside in Los Angeles and is always excited to continue to learn new ways to work with glass and to share that with her classes.

 

Introduction Drop Out Vessels

A drop-out vessel is created by slumping a piece of glass through an elevated mold with a hole in the center. The part of the glass that “drops” through the hole can stretch considerably, significantly informing the design of the finished piece. Coldworking to remove the rim further transforms the piece

In this 2 days innovative workshop, you will focus on how to design, create, and cold work a beautiful drop vessel form, step by step,  successfully.

Day 1/January 28th 10:00am-1:00pm: Learn to cut a circle and design your 9″ blank to be fused.

Day 2/February 4 10:00am-1:00pm : Learn to use the saw machine and cut the vessel rim. Learn how to cold work manually as well as cold work by machine.

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Garden Art

Add colors and shine to your potted plants, patio boxes or flower beds!

The class will include glass color choices, glass cutting, layout and ultimately fusing the glass pieces together to make a 1 of a kind unique, rectangular, Garden stake.

Your final project will come with a beautiful metal garden stake for you to display in your garden.

The stand comes in two parts with simple assembly required

Garden stake size: 4″x24″

About Marlene Rich– Artists and Instructor

Marlene has worked with several art mediums throughout out her life.  She was in charge of planning and teaching the Art Curriculums for the Elementary and Junior high school programs in the South Bay.   After taking a glass fusing class at Otis School of Design 15 years ago, she was instantly drawn to the magical art of glass fusion and the different techniques she learned.  Since then, she has been creating pieces “that are an extension of herself”.  Her designs are both functional, creative and elegant.  She has been a part of the Fire Glass Studio since the studio opened 10 years ago, and is thrilled to be teaching here.

APRIL LILAVOIS

Glass Artist Showcase APRIL LILAVOIS Almost seven years ago I found a medium that is so much a part of my personality.  Both Solid and pliable, durable, resilient and yet changeable.  I …

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MICHAL HASSON

Glass Artist Showcase MICHAL HASSON Michal is the founder and owner of Fire Glass Studio. Although for most her life Michal worked in the world of traditional business with very …

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