Chicago School of Glass Art

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February Classes!

There’s still time to sign up and room for you in all of our February classes:        IMG_2576

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.

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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!

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Making Murrine with Suzanne

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

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Inspiration, how many times have I heard that word bouncing around in my head and in the studio. How many times have I heard the new stained glass student say, I cant. How many times have I heard in the studio I love doing this, but its hard, I’m not an artist, I don’t have your talent, no one is going to like my piece, but I love to do this art and the list goes on and on. Well, I can tell you as I stepped into stained glass as a business I was scared too and still am sometimes, but it was something I wanted to do. A friend of ours, Tara, had posted this and it really hit a nerve with me. This is worth the minute plus watch…. 

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Are you a hardcore lampworker?

Are you a hardcore lampworker? Over the past couple of months we have had quite a few people come in the studio and ask for boro tubing and rods. Well, you asked and our first order has just arrived!  We are hoping to create a permanent space for Simax and other borosilicate glass; SimaxSo, for the next couple of months we will be ordering and having boro rods and tubing available on a trial basis. If you know someone that does this type of lampworking let them know and we will do what we can to help them out.  If we don’t have what you need we can order the item and normally in 3 to 5 business days we can have the item for you as a will call pick-up at our studio.

Simax glass is an excellent quality borosilicate glass with a coefficient of expansion (COE) of 33. Simax glass is perfectly clear, smooth, and non-porous. Artists value Simax glass for its high optic quality and slightly longer working time.

Markay and SimaxBorosilicate like Simax is uniquely suited to industrial uses due to its high heat-resistance and chemical stability. It is not harmful to the environment. These same properties make Simax glass the perfect choice for all laboratory applications, scientific applications and household cook-wear where the glass may be exposed to high temperatures or abrupt temperature changes.

Simax glass is fully compatible with other brands of 33 COE borosilicate glass tubing and rod including Pyrex from Corning.

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Intro to Glass Bead Making (Lampworking)


photo (1)Next Saturday, April 5th we still have two openings in our Introduction to Glass Bead-making class.  Students will have the opportunity to learn some basic lamp-working techniques and create some unique glass beads.  The class is from 10 AM until 12 PM, costs just $60.00 and includes all of the materials and tools except for a canister of MAP/Propane fuel which individuals will need to purchase at a home improvement store prior to coming to class.  Call today to save your spot in this “hot” class!

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Thank You

Wanted to take a moment and thank the Latin School of Chicago for spending the week at the studio learning about glass art. We had a great time with a great group of young adults. It was a pleasure and come back again!

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