Things are getting hot again. Bullseye Glass, in Portland, is up and running and pumping out great art glass again including the forbidden colors. Yep we’ve got reds and yellows again and the first shipment came in this week! Come on in and check them out.
Just a quick heads up!
The intermediate 8 week class starts Wednesday, the 1st of February. The cost of this class is $295 and includes your tool kit.
On your first night of class you will receive a punch card that has 24 squares for 24 hours of instructional time. Each time you come in for class you will punch a square for every hour you are here working. This gives you a little more flexibility for your schedule in case you have to miss a week or only want to stay for one or two hours.
The intermediate class is more individualized in that you will work with us to pick a project of your choosing and we will offer instruction on the individual things you need to know for your specific project. At the same time – even if its something you don’t necessarily need to know for your project- you can listen in when we are instructing someone else on a specific technique. The bulk of your time will be spent honing your skills in pattern development, glass cutting and soldering.
And don’t worry if you can’t start the first Wednesday of February. The beauty of this class is you can start whenever it works for your schedule.
We’ll explain more details of how the intermediate class works when you are here for your first class advanced classes.
Just call or email us if you want to start in February. Hope to see you soon!
Stained Glass on Tuesday mornings or Wednesday evenings.
Fusing on Thursday mornings or Thursday evenings. And check out the description below of our Advanced Fusing Class!
We have two specialty workshops this month: Glass cutting skills on February 6th and Soldering skills on February 27th. Call for more information – or click on the class on the calendar page.
We have our next Beadmaking class on the schedule for February 13th and 20th. Both days are from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM with a 45 minute lunch break. Cost for the two day class is $150.00 plus materials. We keep this class small so that students get personal one-on-one attention from our instructor Suzanne Comella. Call or email us today to sign up!
More information on all of our classes can be found by clicking on the class on the calendar page or by going to the individual pages of the particular glass art you want to learn. Just click on the tab at the top of the Home page if you are on a desktop computer, or look for the pull down menu if you are on your phone. Of course we’re always happy to answer your questions when you call the studio! 224-735-2376
Its that time of year to start gearing up for the holidays! We have lots of ideas for gift items you can hand craft, both easy and more complicated. Stop by the studio and check out the newest Holiday issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly, or all the holiday pattern books we have in our collection.
We have posted the dates and times for our annual Glaskolben workshops. Cost is $125.00 which includes all your materials except the Mapp/Propane canister. Each student will need to provide one canister of Mapp/Propane fuel which can be purchased at any hardware store. (See picture under Glass Blowing classes) Call today to reserve your spot.
Because we have limited space for these workshops, all students will need to pay for the workshop at the time they register to reserve their spot. Unpaid spots will not be held. Workshop fees will not be refunded if you are unable to attend unless we can fill your spot.
Please note that we have added two workshops in December as well as three workshops in November.
After some hard work, a lot of measurements and a little ingenuity George’s “Chicago Wave” is done and mounted in the client’s home. For those of you that know the Chicago shoreline look at the way the colors of the greens that were used capture the true essence of beach and Lake Michigan. Its a simple design and yet a very artistic tryptic, a wonderful example of using glass as wall art and not in the traditional way as a stained glass window. Nice job George, job well done on the “Chicago Wave”.
Some people have asked me who is F.X. Zettler? Franz Xaver Zettler was born August 21, 1841 in Munich Germany and died March 27, 1916 in Munich. He was a designer and stained glass painter in Bavaria and many of his stained glass pieces can be found in the US. Here is a quick Youtube clip for you, I would suggest turning the music off or down.
Repair and restoration is one of many things that we do at Suevel Studios and I have to say it is one of my favorite parts of doing stained glass. Don’t take me wrong, new work and commissioned work is fun, but the challenge of repair and restoration of old windows, or for that matter newer windows, challenges the mind at another level and I love a challenge. Part of the challenge is to make the repair hard to see with the naked eye or almost invisible. To help complicate things throw in the age of the glass and that you can seemingly never find a perfect match, then add in all the rest. Like how the original artist built the window, any other repairs that were done by someone else, matching the lead, solder, cement, the list goes on and on. In this repair we had to match two pieces of glass. I know they are only pictures, but not too shabby of job, even if I do say so myself.
One of the projects that is being designed right now is for Ogden Avenue School. The fun thing with this window is that the kids made all these fused pieces that will be placed in the window. Today Markay, Denise and Joshua cleaned up the fused projects and are now inspecting them in the picture. There is one fused tile that is obviously different from all the others and that is for a child of the class that has passed away. We would like to make sure it stands out from the rest not just in design, but placement. From there we will assemble then into a window with a few additions. Once its completed we will install the window on the main floor of the school in a transom. Keep watching as things progress with the Ogden Avenue School project.
Sharon is enjoying and showing off her beautiful vase she just made!