Map – Nautical Days 2017 – Comox

Comox Nautical Days 2017

Just a few more days… As there have been some improvements to the park Dawn and I have slightly moved our location.

Booth #100 and #101 are the first ones you will see when heading towards the park. We should be super easy to find and are looking forward to see you!

Here is a link to the website – tons of fun for everyone:

Comox – Nautical Days 2017

 

http://myfireworx.ca/nautical-days-comox-2017/

Melting glass – window hanging

Fused glass - window hanging

Fused glass – window hanging

Tuesday June 27th,

10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Another way to learn about melting glass – as well called glass fusing.

With the use of stringers, frit and maybe some paint we will create a 8″ x 10″ window hanging on clear glass. We will talk about different design elements and learn to manipulate stringers with the help of a torch or candle. Frit and powder can create multiple effects. There will be a variety of glass colours to choose from to learn how to cut glass.

This class leaves a lot of space for your own imagination. Please feel free to bring any images for reference. We will talk about the effect of temperature and time during the firing process.

To be able to hang the glass panel once it is fired we will add some high temperature wire loops.

At the end of this class the student’s work will be ready to go into the kiln. The fired project will be ready for pick up around 7-14 days after the workshop.

Student limit per class: 6

Material, use of tools and one glass furing is included. $75/per student. (pre-registration please)
To see some student work from previous classes please visit my Facebook page:

Photos/Albums/student projects/window hangings

(Use the contact form at the top of the home page to contact me about the date/availability of the class you would like to attend)
The date of the workshop might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

Salmon plate – XL – glass fusing workshop

XL - Salmon Plate - Fireworx Glass Studio Fused glass plate, 7" x 19.5"

XL – Salmon Plate – Fireworx Glass Studio
Fused glass plate, 7″ x 19.5″

Tuesday August 15th, 2017,
10:00am – 1:00pm
ThursdayAugust 17th, 2017,
10:00 – 1:00pm

(2 day workshop)

Fun and educational: glass fusing workshop

The finished project is a large plate that is usable, food safe and a decorative piece of art when not in use. The design shown is an example. You can create your own, using a multitude of available colours. Sheet glass, frit, stringers, all tools, two firings, a small snack and soft drinks will be provided in this class. The project will be fired twice after the weekend workshop and ready for pick up around 3 weeks after the class.

It might be helpful to think of images you would like to create on the plate. Please feel free to bring any samples of images for reference. This class is suitable for beginners, returning glass fusers or stained glass artists.

From start to finish I will guide every student through the process.

$155/per student. (pre-registration please)

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Class limit is 6 students.
The date of the class might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

Please use the contact form on this website to inquire about availability. I will get back to you within 2 or 3 days. Closer to the date of the class I will mail out an invoice, it can be paid online if you wish.

 

XL - Salmon Plate - Fireworx Glass Studio Fused glass plate, 7" x 19.5"

XL – Salmon Plate – Fireworx Glass Studio
Fused glass plate, 7″ x 19.5″

XL - Salmon Plate - Fireworx Glass Studio Fused glass plate, 7" x 19.5"

XL – Salmon Plate – Fireworx Glass Studio
Fused glass plate, 7″ x 19.5″

 

 

 

Fused Glass Garden Art – Funky Birds

Funky bird with dichroic glass

Saturday August 19th 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm
and Sunday August 20th 2017, 10:00am – 2:00pm.

(2 day workshop)

Fun and educational: Fused Glass Garden Art.

In this class each student will create 2 “funky birds” and 2 flowers as garden decoration.

We will go through the process of glass cutting, learn about powders, melt glass stringers and even use some dichroic glass for accents. Everything will be explained step by step so it is easy to follow for beginner glass fusers.

The projects will be fired after the weekend workshop. We will meet again to finish the pieces and fit these into handmade metal stands (made by John Czegledi). The two smaller garden flowers will be glued onto a glass base –  (ready to go into your garden).

Material, use of tools and glass fusings are included. $220/per student. (pre-registration please)

Your projects to take home: 2 funky birds, 2 handmade metal stands, 2 fused glass flowers, 2 glass stands.

Class limit is 6 students.
The date of the class might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

 

Central Island Studio Tour 2017 – May 5th, 6th and 7th

The Central Island Studio Tour is becoming an annual event – everyone is waiting for it!

57 locations will open their doors for visitors during this 3 day event. Explore the beauty of the central Island region!

Please take a self guided tour – and meet the artists in their habitats. As some locations are the home or hosts of multiple artists there is such a large variety to explore.
The “Central Island Arts Guide” is now printed and will be available at the Art Galleries of your neighbourhood, libraries and most coffeeshops.
At any participating studio you could pick up your guide as well.

These guides will be available all year round and offer an easy way to connect with local artisans and crafters in case you missed something during the studio tour dates.

I would love it if you could help to spread the news and makes this years event even better the the previous ones.

Here is a link to the official Central Island Studio Tour 2017 website – it will be filled with more information and photos in the next few days!

Thanks for your help!

Extra Cute Owls – Glass fusing workshop

owls-2016

May 9th 10:00am – 2:00pm
and May 11th 10:00am – 2:00pm.

(2 day workshop)

Fun and educational: Extra cute owls – glass fusing workshop

In this class each student will create 2 “Extra cute owls”

The size of each owl will be around 7″ tall – with the stand they measure around 18″ to 20″.

We will go through the process of glass cutting, learn about powders, melt glass stringers and explore different options of color combinations. Everything will be explained step by step, it’s easy to follow for beginner glass fusers.

The projects will be fired after the 2nd day of the workshop. Around 2-3 weeks after finishing the workshop the projects will be  ready for pick up. They will be safely glued onto a glass base (ready to go into your garden or flower pot). If you wish you could opt for a hook instead to turn this owl into a sun catcher.

Material, use of tools and glass fusings are included. A small snack will be provided. $110/per student, taxes are included. (pre-registration please)

Class limit is 6 students.
The date of the class might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

Glass fusing workshop – 2 salad plates

Glass fusing workshop - Salad plate - sample

Glass fusing workshop – Salad plate – sample

Glass fusing workshop

June 11th 2017, 10:00am – 2:30pm

Fun and educational glass fusing workshop.

In this glass fusing workshop we will create 2 fused glass salad plates by using a mosaic technique. The finished projects will be 2 salad plates 9″ x 9″.
A nice variety of colours will be available to choose from. Every student gets to create two matching or different plates based on their desire.

First step is to learn how to cut glass. Next – just enjoy to play with colour and shape.

Class limit is 6 students.

The projects will be fired twice after the class. First at a high temperature called “full fuse”. In a second fusing, at a lower temperature, it will be slumped over a mold. This will give the glass pieces the final shape. The finished artwork will be ready for pick up around 10 – 14 days after the class.

Material, use of tools and four glass firings are included. $130/per student. (pre-registration please)

To see some student work from previous classes please visit my Facebook page:
Fireworx Glass Studio

Photos/Albums/student projects/salad plates

(Use the contact form at the top of the home page to enter your phone number and the date/class you would like to attend)
The date of the workshop might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

Glass Fusing Classes – Long plate

Fused glass long plate

Fused glass long plate

“Join the fun – Beginner Glass Fusing Classes”

July 4th 2017, 10:00am – 1:30pm
Glass Fusing Classes

Fun and educational.

We will create a fused glass plate.. The finished project will be a long rectangular plate (4.5″ x 17″).

First step is to learn how to cut glass. Second step – just enjoy to play with colour and shape.

Class limit is 6 students.

Material, use of tools and two glass fusings are included. $105/per student. (pre-registration please)

The project will be fired twice after the class. First at a high temperature called “full fuse” and in a second fusing at a lower temperature it will be slumped over a mold. This will give the glass piece the final shape. The finished artwork will be ready for pick up around 10 – 14 days after the class.

 

Here you can see some samples of previously done student work:

Folder/Student work/Long plate

 

 

(Use the contact form at the top of the home page to contact me about the date/availability of the class you would like to attend)

The date might be postponed if less than 4 students register for a class.

Garden Art Heart – Fused Glass Workshop

Garden Art - Red Heart

Garden Art – Red Heart, 12″ x 12″

Saturday, February 4th 2017,
10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday, February 5th 2017,
10:00 – 1:00pm

(2 day workshop)

Fun and educational: fused glass workshops

The finished project is a large, sturdy glass heart for the garden. To display your art I will organize a handmade stand (by John Czegledi) that will safely ground your work.  The design shown is an example. You can create your own, using a multitude of available colours. Sheet glass, frit, stringers, all tools, two firings, the handmade metal stand, a small snack and soft drinks will be provided in this class. The project will be fired after the weekend workshop and ready for pick up around 3 weeks after the class. The thickness of the glass will be more than usual – thus makes it fairly heavy.

The first day of this class will be used to create one of a kind sheet glass with your own pattern and palette of colours. Day two will incorporate this glass and a multitude of other options. This class is suitable for beginners, returning glass fusers or stained glass artists.

From start to finish I will guide every student through the process.

$175/per student. (pre-registration please)

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Class limit is 6 students.
The date of the class might be postponed if less than 4 students register.

Please use the contact form on this website to inquire about availability. I will get back to you within 2 or 3 days. Closer to the date of the class I will mail out an invoice, it can be paid online if you wish.

Glass Fusing Classes

Beginner Glass Fusing Classes - sample

Beginner Glass Fusing Classes – sample

“Join the fun – Beginner Glass Fusing Classes”

January 17th 2017,
10:00pm – 1:30pm

Fun and educational.

We will create a fused glass plate by using a puzzle/mosaic technique.

The finished project will be a sushi bowl (8″ x 8″).

First step is to learn how to cut glass. Next – just enjoy to play with colour and shape.

Class limit is 6 students.

Material, use of tools and two glass fusings are included. $95/per student. (pre-registration please)

The project will be fired twice after the class. First at a high temperature called “full fuse” and in a second fusing at a lower temperature it will be slumped over a mold. This will give the glass piece the final shape. The finished artwork will be ready for pick up around 10 – 14 days after the class.

To see some samples of previously done student work please see my facebook page:

Fireworx Glass Studio

Photos / Albums / glass fusing classes, student projects, sushi dish

 

(Use the contact form at the top of the home page to contact me about the date/availability of the class you would like to attend)