I spent about an hour and a half explaining what happens in glass fusing and showing them how to cut and break the glass. Then they looked at samples of glass that I have fused over the years. Then I explained the project choices they had. They could make a plaque, a frame for a picture, or a frame for a mirror or a sun catcher for the window.
The next two and a half hours was concentration and glass building. I was so impressed with all of them. They were a dream class for me.
I suggested she use crushed clear glass on the clear for some texture.
I am going to drill holes in both plaques so she can hang them.
I still have to drill the holes in these for her.
I photographed it with paper over the mirror because it shows of the frame and is less distracting.
I still have to drill the holes for her to hang it and I suggested Marie get some blue and green glass beads to make the hanger.
As we were winding down and finishing the projects the class gave me some valuable feedback and I listened. They seemed very pleased and told me they would love to do this again. I was thrilled with the way the class went, the timing and their projects. I consider it a great success. I'm looking forward to teaching more classes here in my Boulevard home until the end of July and then I'm moving. Yup, but I will resurface in town with a proper studio and start it up again. Athens needs a glass fusing studio to have classes in and I have the twenty plus years of experience with the glass to make sure they learn how to fuse successfully.
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