Kiln Shop, Cold Shop
All Skill Levels
6 remaining of 8
Instructor: deb crowley
Dichroic glass has brought about an emergence of glass jewelry onto the scene and reinvigorated the glass fusing market. Learn to create fine art glass jewelry with this pricey glass and give it the effort it deserves to really shine! We will be fusing, coldworking and finishing the jewelry with quality findings. We will make 2 bracelets, a watch, barrettes, gallery quality cabochon pendants and learn how to beautifully cage wrap them too! Wire wrapping and Dicro-Slide techniques will also be covered. Be ready for a gorgeous new wardrobe of jewelry for yourself or a bunch of new best sellers! All of my fusing and slumping recipes will be provided. We will spend a good amount of time on understanding basic fusing with my 35 years of experience to help you succeed. We will also cover making simple jewelry slumping molds, which materials are best for the molds and end the class with supplier information and a questions, trouble shooting and answers lecture after finishing all of the pieces.
There will be an additional materials fee for this course, payable directly to the instructor at the start of class. More details to follow.
Deb has created stained, fused, and lampworkglass as her full-time job since the 80’s, she has taught glass since 1989. She had a commercial stained glass business in Las Vegas from 1990 to 2002, also fusing and sandblasting. She started teaching lampworking in 1990. Also, she taught stained and fused glass at the college there 11 years until she moved to the PNW. She teaches all phases nationally, as well as having many collectors of her art worldwide.
Deb loves teaching, just seeing the realization on students’ faces that they can create with glass is amazing, “I love being able to pass on so many years of struggle and watch the smile blaze across a student’s face when they realize they CAN do it. We take our skills for granted until we see someone trying to use a stringer or something we had to learn to do and it makes us remember what it took to get there! It is very humbling!”