December 28, 2020
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EVENTS HAPPENING NOW:
"Holiday Art Market" THANKS!
If you bought jewelry or stopped and browesed the GEA table at AVDI in Buena Vista, THANK YOU! In these tough economic times, your support of local art and local businesses means so much to artists and business owners. And thank you, AVDI, for hosting this first Holiday Art Market. I think there will be another one next year.
NEW Art-at-Home resources now available. As COVID drags on, here are ways to keep your (and your kids') sanity in the coming months. See the "Classes and Resources" menu link above, and create something special.
NEW Glass in the Works
I've been working on new jewelry techniques (puddles, courtesy of a technique I learned via Fused Glass Books), new plate sets and partyware, more garden-themed items, wall decor, and more.
I am hoping the Chaffee County Home and Garden Show will go off in 2021. When I was asked on a survey if I'd participate, I said "yes," and I hope others did, too. We're more-or-less getting used to the mask routine, so I think the show COULD happen next year. I'll keep you posted on those developments.
If you have friends or family here visiting, a fused glass class is a memorable way for them to have fun making something beautiful. To schedule, click the "Classes" link above for more info and give me a call. My schedule is pretty flexible.
The GEA online store is up and running--Click "Buy Glass" on the menu for more info.
Other items still in the works include putting together a member's area, enhancing the classes sections, and MORE. (It's mind-boggling, for sure.) So be patient if you check in and things look a little wonky. It's temporary.
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In the meantime . . .
POP-UP Classes are Ongoing!
"Beginning Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" classes are almost always available. For about a 2 1/2 hr. time investment, you can walk away with jewelry that catches people's eyes and that you can be proud of. And you'll be on your way to learning about the fascinating world of glass and glass fusing.
Consider a Pop-Up class as a gift. I guarantee you a unique, creative time. SEATING IS LIMITED to 4 students per class, but with most days and times available for "Pop-up" classes, you shouldn't have trouble finding a day/time that works for you or your friends and family. Just call 719-395-1789 to schedule.
In addition to the "Basic Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" class, I'll have a " Small Platemaking" class in 2021--a multi-session class where you can make a great small plate and learn about beginning larger kiln processes. MORE INFO in January 2021.
Have you seen the GEA Blog?
You can learn so many neat things about glass, glass art processes, glass artists, great glass to see, why shopping with local arts is good for everyone, and so much more. Click the "Blog" menu link above. Share it with your family and friends, and please leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.
Is that Online Store Safe?
Yes! All credit card transactions are SECURE with Square, same as always. The Cart is easy to use, and in the unlikely event there's an issue, you can easily reach me via the Contacts page, the GEA e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), or by the phone number listed on every Web page.
How about a GEA Table at your event? Call for details!
SEE THESE PRODUCT LINES
Glass Eye Art: Party--Partyware, Kitchen items, and Tableware
Glass Eye Art: Garden--Texture Tiles and other garden / yard art
Glass Eye Art: Decor--Switchplates, Wall Sconces, Light Pendants, Window Art, Drawer and Cabinet knobs/handles, Lighted Backsplashes
Glass Eye Art: Seasonal and Holiday--Items for all seasons and most Holidays
Glass Eye Art: Jewelry--4 Pendant sizes, 2 earring styles; always changing
Did you know . . . ?
Fun Glass Facts:
Glass is an extremely viscious substance--that is, it resists flowing. But even in its "solid" state (say, in a window pane), the glass is actually in liquid form.
The dichroic coating process came about through electronics manufacturing. The colored, shiney layer is made from vaporized quartz, titanium, or other metal oxides (gold or silver, usually) affixed to the glass with an electron beam. This layer can transmit one color of light and reflect its opposite color (when affixed to clear glass).
Processing Mobile Orders:
I can accept major credit and debit cards ON SITE provided there is cell phone access. So use your cards and save your cash for other things.
I can process your credit card order by phone if you're shopping online. Just call GEA at the number above.