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New class – image transfer Photo Decals for glass

glass art by Leland Dennick

“Summer Fog”
12″ by 16″

 

In this 3 hour class you’ll explore the use of photo decals in glass fusing, beginning with a small (but high resolution) image of your choosing. It could be a sailboat, a pet, a logo or other symbol, a flower, or (almost) anything you choose. Stacey will work with you to help you find an optimal image for this process given the technological constraints. She’ll then process the photo in Photoshop so it can be sent to the decal makers. They require 10 -14 days, so this step must be completed a couple of weeks before the class begins. But don’t worry, we’ll have some extra decals of our own designs made so those who want to join the class later will have something to play with.

During class, each person will create two small art pieces incorporating their Billy Goat, Billy Goat fused glass art by Stacey Dennickphotograph. Sized from 3″ by 4″ up to around 4″ by 6.” We’ll use frit (powdered glass), stringers (long skinny pieces of glass), sheet glass in transparent and opaque, and extra sparkly dichroic glass to embellish our designs.

Projects will be fired after class and available for pick up within a few days. We can also ship.

The cost for this fun day is $125, which includes everything you need (glass, use of tools and kiln firing) except for eye protection. Please bring safety glasses that fit your face. If you wear prescription glasses you won’t need extra eye protection. Class size is limited to three, so each person has plenty of space and attention.

Other classes we offer include: first fusing class, dichroic glass jewelry making  and plant fossils in glass. Call or email for more info.

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Learn Advanced Fusing Techniques One on One

Leland Dennick, fused glass artYou asked for it, I’m offering private lessons in glass fusing at our studio in Sebastopol.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Here’s how it works.  For an hour fee (two hour minimum) I’ll provide instruction and tools – cutters, grinder, tile saw, kilns, polishers, etc.  You only need to bring your own eye protection (glasses or safety glasses) and wear appropriate clothing (including closed toe shoes).  The fee includes some glass.  Additional glass and materials are available for purchase. Buy just enough to complete your project. In addition to Bullseye brand’s vibrant color palette of 90 COE  glass, my students can also use one of a kind components that I’ve made, incuding raked, painted and layered glass.

Learn a new technique, make gifts, have fun!  Adults, and children age 8 and up with parental supervision. One to two people at a time.

BAKE AND TAKE PROJECTSCoasters by Leland Dennick glass art

Here are a few project ideas to pique your imagination:

• Coasters – suitable for beginner to advanced
• Self portrait – great for kids
• Sushi plate- suitable for beginner to advanced
• Sun catchers and ornaments
• Pendants, cabuchons, and earrings
• Heart dish or wavy bowl
• Box with fused glass inset

Sea Horse fused glass art by Stacey Dennick LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES

• Basic fusing & slumping
• Frit imagery (using powdered glass)
• Using color reactions for texture and depth
• Create and fuse your own decals (additional supply fees apply)
• 22 Kt gold leaf inclusions (additional supply fees apply)
• Paint with Sunshine vitreous water based, non-toxic enamels
• The art of cold working with diamond polishers
• The Bubble up technique for creating organic patterns in glass
• Working thick – multi-layered imagery

Sound like fun?  It is.  Call or email for more information.

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