News

May, 2022

Events this Summer:

Chaffee County Open Awards Show, June 4-12, 2022. I will have a 19"-22" landscape piece in the show this year---my first time entering. I am looking forward to it, and I will preview the piece when I get it framed in the next 10 days. 

 

 Art in the Park, Monday, July 4th. New glass at my booth, and I am ready to see your smiling faces there at this one-day, fun event. 

New Glass, New Classes

After a too-long hiatus due to COVID, I'm back at it full bore now! 

I've been working on new plates, jewelry, and I'm diving headlong into two new glassworking disciplines--landscapes and deeper open-faced glass casting. Should be an interesting next few weeks as I get items ready for local art shows, make some personal deadlines, and get the "Small Platemaking" and "Landscapes" classes up and running.  

As soon as I can get a drill press up and running, I'll have the light sconces I've mentioned before ready to sell. These "kits" will need to be hardwired by an electrician--no plugs--but the kit materials are all top-grade electrical, UL-listed components. MORE INFO TO FOLLOW!

I am awaiting news of the Chaffee County Home and Garden Show for 2022.  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. 

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In the meantime . . . 

POP-UP Classes are Ongoing! 

"Beginning Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" class times are widely available, though I am working a couple of part-time day jobs to supplement----no, let's be honest----pay the bills.  But 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.  (Hey, guys have taken the Beginning Fusing with Micro-kilns class just to see the kilns heat to 1500 degrees in 3 minutes.)

Consider a Pop-Up class as a gift. I guarantee you a unique, creative time. 

I can custom-make you a certificate to give as a gift for someone special. Just ask.

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.

NEW and FUTURE CLASSES 

In addition to the "Beginning Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" class, you can also schedule any of the following not marked "in Development). 

  • Small Platemaking---1-2 days, depending on the design you choose

    • 1 Day--$90, 2-Day--$110

  • Garden Birds--1 day, $100. Make 2 Garden Birds, including using various glass shaping tools.

  • Birdbaths--in development

  • Landscapes--in development

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 (info@glasseyeart.com), 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 viscous 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.