My journey into glass work started almost 30 years ago. I was always "crafty" and always admired stained glass. I became so curious that I sought out a teacher. By happenstance, I came to know a wonderful and talented teacher who taught me the traditional Tiffany method of creating stained glass. Tiffany's incredible creations were created by wrapping each individual piece of glass was wrapped in copper foil, Then after the piece is cut and wrapped it is soldered in place, The process is lengthy and exacting and if all goes well, at the end the finished piece will last for years and provide a source of pride and beauty in your life.
Stained glass is a hobby that both my husband and I enjoy. With my husband's exacting glass cutting skills and my design, layout and color talents we have created many pieces for friends, family, and customers.
When I began working with clay I purchased a kiln that could fire both ceramics and glass so that I could also explore fused glass. Fused glass is similar in process to stained glass, but instead of soldering the piece, it is fired in a kiln where the layers of glass fuse to become one.
Whether you are interested in stained glass or fused glass, learning to cut glass will be part of your hobby. Once you are comfortable cutting glass the rest becomes "easy."
At Big Dog Pots we offer introductory classes to fused glass for students of all ages. Class projects are created with the skill level of students in mind and change seasonally.
Call the Studio to get more information on fused glass at Big Dog Pots or to schedule a party, event or private session (540) 364-2834.