Fun with Fused Glass

Our summer workshop series has now ended. We really enjoyed teaching and creating with different groups of people in the studio over the past few months. The fused glass art panel workshop was a popular choice and it was exciting to see the beautiful work that participants created. Here's a glimpse of a few workshops we did.

Participants choosing glass colours for their art panel

Ines measuring a piece of glass

Ines chose beautiful shades of blue for her piece
along with corded clear glass and an Asian symbol representing
good fortune and happiness to be carved into glass with kiln paper

Jennifer cuts different colours of glass to fit the design
she made on grid paper

Jennifer used blues and greens along with
beautiful specialty glass to create a panel she will put on a vase

Lois grinds a piece of glass to make the edges smoother

Lois chose rich shades of red, orange and red

specialty glass, black stringers,

and glass circles to make a framed art piece

Josie and Johanna work on designing and choosing
colours for their glass piece

Johanna chose beautiful red, orange and peach
shades for her fused glass panel

Josie chose a combination of blues, browns
and specialty glass for her panel. The dragonflies
are punched out of kiln paper, and put underneath
the panel when firing so that when the glass is hot, the
dragonfly shape will be impressed into the glass. This technique
is called kiln carving.

For most of the participants, this was their first time working with fused glass. Angie and I were very excited to see what beautiful panels could be created as a first time project! If you are looking for some opportunities to learn and create, we hope you will consider joining us in our next workshop series!

We will be in the studio full time in the upcoming weeks getting ready for the Mary Allen Studio Tour which takes place the weekend of September 24th and 25th. Brochures for the tour are located at Vincenzo's, Waterloo Public Library, Wordsworth Books, and many venues in Waterloo and surrounding area. We hope you'll take the time to drop by and see us and visit various local artisans that weekend!