May 12th, 2020

Virus Info

I've moved that to the top of the homepage for now for easy access. 

As Chaffee County and Buena Vista move to a phased-in reopening, GEA is complying with all COVID-19 mandates to ensure social distancing, extra disinfecting measures, etc. See "Classes" for more info.


Web Site Updates and Glasswork

With COVID-19 conditions ongoing as well as Colorado's Stay-at-home order, I am hoping to use this time to get the shop spruced up and work on more projects. Regardless of when we can feely mov about and conduct business, glasswork will continue. It's good for my soul, anyway.

If you've popped in on the site lately, you've no doubt noticed some changes! I am taking the virus Sabbatical to finish getting the online store operational, develop the GEA Mobile site, which will be available right from your smartphones, 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. When at last everything is up and running, I'll send an e-mail blast out to let you know. 

What?? You're not sure if you're on the e-mail list?? Well, then, use the JOIN menu button above to fix that. 

In the meantime . . . 

POP-UP Classes are Ongoing AND Discount Coupons are here! Click the Word icon.

"Beginning Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" classes are almost always available. The "pop-up" model I used over the summer was great fun, and my students walked away with jewelry they are proud of. You can, too. 

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, and DON'T FORGET THE DISCOUNT COUPON available right on this Web site under "Classes."


In addition to the "Basic Glass Fusing with Micro-kilns" class, look for an "Introductory Kiln Fusing" class this summer!

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. 

What's up with the Micro-kiln drawing?

Last summer, I mentioned that I'd be giving away a Fuseworks Microwave kiln at the end of summer classes for those who took a class and signed up as interested. I've decided to wait on that giveaway a bit while I do some research on alternative micro-kilns. The Fuseworks kilns fire at different rates, and I'm interested to see if other brands do, too, and if so, how different are they? I want to be sure that what I give away works consistently for success. (Yes, I'll be testing it first.) More details as I get them figured out. 

GEA ONLINE STORE UPDATE:  I will be rolling out the Online Store in phases, beginning with some GEA Jewelry first.  I hope to have that in place by the 3rd week of March, 2020.  In the meantime, you can still order by credit card--just call the number above and I'll be happy to fulfill your order by phone. All credit card transactions are SECURE with Square, same as always. 

How about a GEA Table at your event? Call for details!


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. 

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