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Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's New at Sassy Glass Studio?

As you know I am not just a fused glass artist and instructor. I am also a photographer working with my husband, Allan, at ALM Photo and over the last few months I have been working on the launch of my creative business mentor program {more on this in an upcoming blog post!}. Just recently I began my first semester as a business coach at University of Tennessee for the BA353 class.

I have one section of students that I will coach as they progress through a business simulation game. The game allows them to start and run a business for eight quarters and they make tactical decisions, present their business plan to investors and try to remain profitable along the way. 

Even though I am only into the fourth week of class, I am loving it. As a newbie business coach, I also have to play the simulation a few quarters ahead so I know what the students face as they move through the simulation. The students form teams of five students, but I am a team of one. It's a challenge for sure! My organizational and motivational skills are getting a workout both in and out of class!

But that is not the only super awesome thing that is going on over at Sassy Glass Studio.

What else is going on? 

Over the last few weeks I haven't had much time to work in the glass {no surprise, right?} so I will be spending more time creating new pieces for the holiday season starting next week. If you have been waiting to place an order for a custom creation, don't wait too long! Also, this is the best time of year to take a fused glass class. The weather is getting cooler and you can give your class projects as gifts.

Don't forget about the Fused Glass Jewelry and Holiday Ornament Classes! Space is limited!

Even though my time has been limited in the glass studio, I have created some new pieces. Take a peek below and be sure to drop by the Market Square Farmers' Market on Saturdays or visit the Etsy shop to see all the fused glass goodness.

Here are a few new pieces that came out of the kiln this week...

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A bowlful of Fusography pieces that will soon be pendants!

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A rainbow of future mustache pendants

Sassy Glass Studio, one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Coral Collection
Turquoise Coral Collection votive holder

Sassy Glass Studio, one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Coral Collection
Green Coral Collection votive holder/ring or trinket holder

Sassy Glass Studio, one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Coral Collection
Teal Coral Collection business card/eyeglass holder

Sassy Glass Studio, one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Coral Collection
White Coral Collection bowl

Sassy Glass Studio, one-of-a-kind fused glass art, soap dish
Green and purple bubbly soap dish

ON A SIDE NOTE:
Now is the time to sign up for Fused Glass Classes! The weather is perfect to work in the studio and open the doors to cooler temperatures and the sounds of the birds. Click the links to find out more information on Beginner Fused Glass Class and Intermediate Fused Glass Class!

Mini Classes are here! Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and make your own fused glass goodness! The Holiday Ornament Class has three different ornaments you can choose to create and the Jewelry Class offers your choice of four pieces such as pendants, earrings or rings. Limited spaces, so don't wait to sign up!

Classes are all four hours so you can even schedule them in the early evening during the week. Pack your dinner before work or grab some fast food before class. The first hour or more is class time so you can have a snack or dinner while you learn!

Now booking speaking engagements! I am available to speak to your small or creative business group on the topics of social media and turning your passion into a successful business. Contact me for details on these topics, cost and scheduling.

Creative business mentoring is available one-on-one and in small groups. I will work with you to overcome obstacles, help guide you to reach your small/creative business goals and lead you to success. Let me show you how to unleash your inner superhero!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Fresh Fused Glass Goodness | Late Summer Edition - Part II

This is Part II of the Late Summer Edition of Fresh Fused Glass Goodness! Take a peek at Part I here. Lots of new designs are available, such as the Coral Collection business card holders, the large wavy edge vases, the hanging panels created using upcycled windows and the super handy coaster/dry erase boards that are perfect for your desk.

There is always something new at the Market Square Farmers' Market, so if you are in the Knoxville area come Downtown to the Market on Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm and check it out. Don't forget that the holidays are fast approaching and now is the time to get your custom orders in!

{Click on the photos to view the items in the Etsy shop!}

Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
New larger size coaster/dry erase board that is perfect for jotting notes
 at your desk while you enjoy your morning coffee!
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
This coaster/dry erase board is perfect for your favorite cat lover!
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Tweet tweet! This cute birdie will get the message out for you!
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Wavy edge large vase is truly one-of-a-kind
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Wavy edge vase in shades of green and teal
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
A new addition to the Coral Collection - business card holders
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Did you know this design was actually a suggestion from a customer? Pretty cool, huh?
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Business card holders can also be used as eyeglass holders!
Now you'll always know where they are!
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Surf's up! This is a versatile piece that can be a votive holder, a vase or a catch all for your trinkets.
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Another versatile piece! This one reminds me of the lavender growing in my garden.
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
This piece is sold, but I will be making some similar pieces soon!
Design is created with frit {crushed glass} for a unique look.
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
How do you upcycle a window frame?
I turn it into a cool work of art by adding some fused glass panels!
Plus it doubles as a dry erase board!
Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass art, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lisa Mueller, Lisa Gifford Mueller, one-of-a-kind fused glass art
Add a splash of color to your porch with a large art panel specifically designed
 to be hung outdoors on your porch or even from a tree branch!

Be sure to visit the Etsy shop to view all of the fused glass goodness currently available!

ON A SIDE NOTE:
Now is the time to sign up for Fused Glass Classes! The weather is perfect to work in the studio and open the doors to cooler temperatures and the sounds of the birds. Click the links to find out more information on Beginner Fused Glass Class and Intermediate Fused Glass Class!

Mini Classes are here! Give the gift of handmade this holiday season and make your own fused glass goodness! The Holiday Ornament Class has three different ornaments you can choose to create and the Jewelry Class offers your choice of four pieces such as pendants, earrings or rings. Limited spaces, so don't wait to sign up!

Classes are all four hours so you can even schedule them in the early evening during the week. Pack your dinner before work or grab some fast food before class. The first hour or more is class time so you can have a snack or dinner while you learn!

Now booking speaking engagements! I am available to speak to your small or creative business group on the topics of social media and turning your passion into a successful business. Contact me for details on these topics, cost and scheduling.

Creative business mentoring is available one-on-one and in small groups. I will work with you to overcome obstacles, help guide you to reach your small/creative business goals and lead you to success. Let me show you how to unleash your inner superhero!
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create Your Own Fused Glass Jewelry and Holiday Ornaments | Class schedule and info

What? Why am I talking about Christmas in August? Well, one reason is because the holiday season always seems to creep up on me and then I am scrambling to fill holiday orders and create plenty of fused glass goodness for the holiday markets. The other reason is because you need time to find the right day to take these awesome ornament and jewelry classes! Last year, I waited too long to offer these classes and it made me sad, this year, I decided to start earlier. A lot earlier!

This year Sassy Glass Studio is offering classes for three different fused glass ornaments and a jewelry class! Holiday Ornaments to choose from this year include snowflakes, Christmas trees or picture frame ornaments and there are four class dates available. Jewelry Class is the perfect opportunity to create your choice of four jewelry pieces, such as pendants, earrings and rings, to give as gifts or keep for yourself.

Holiday Ornaments

You choose the ornament you would like to create and the date. All classes must be prepaid. Class size is limited to five students, so don't wait to book! Classes are about an hour {no more than two} and are perfect for anyone over the age of 10 {with adult present}. Depending on the ornaments you choose, you may be handling glass that has not been fired which could be sharp. You will not have to cut any glass! Ornaments will be ready for pick-up within one week.

{Snowflake}
These are the most popular Sassy Glass Studio holiday ornament of all time! Fused glass snowflakes are created from strips of glass, which will be pre-cut for the class in a wide variety of colors. All you have to do is choose the colors, assemble and we'll fire them for you! We'll even finish them with a silver bail and ornament hanger.
Class is only $75 and includes all materials and instructions to complete five snowflake ornaments

Snowflakes in the kiln ready for firing
Finished snowflakes
{Christmas Tree}
The Christmas Trees are super fun to make because you get to choose tiny colorful glass bubbles to decorate your tree! The fused glass trees will be ready for you so all you need to do is decorate your tree and then we will fire it for you. We'll finish each of your ornaments with a silver bail and ornament hanger too.
Class is only $75 and includes all materials and instructions to complete four Christmas Tree ornaments

The design process
Cutting out the pieces
Decorating the trees
Trees in the kiln and ready to be fired
Christmas trees fresh out of the kiln
{Picture Frame}
New for 2014! This ornament is a little different than the others because you get to decorate it with your own photographs. Your will create 3 inch square fused glass photograph frames in your choice of colors, then you can use an adhesive, such as E6000, to attach photographs to the frames when you get them home. You simply assemble the the pre-cut pieces in your choice of colors and we'll fire them. A silver bail and ornament hanger will also be attached for you.
Class is only $75 and includes all materials and instructions to complete four photo frames

Frame design process
Frames in the kiln ready to be fired

{Class Dates}
October 21, Tuesday at 6:30 pm
October 25, Saturday at 4 pm

Have a group of friends, family members or co-workers that would like to have a class at a different time? Let me know and we'll schedule a private class!

Jewelry

Choose the jewelry pieces you would like to create and the class date, it's that simple. All classes must be prepaid. Class size is limited to five students, so don't wait to book! Classes are about an hour {no more than two} and are perfect for anyone over the age of 10 {with adult present to assist with glass cutting and assembly}. You will not have to cut any glass, but will have the opportunity to if you wish! Pieces will be ready for pick-up within one week.

Each participant will create four jewelry pieces and can choose from pendants, rings and earrings. All materials, findings {necklace hanger, earring posts, or ring bases} and instruction for four jewelry pieces will be provided for only $150.

Layered pendant
Cocktail rings
Orange and white flower pendant

{Class Dates}
October 29, Wednesday at 6:30 pm
November 8, Saturday at 4 pm

Call me at 865.406.3870 or email me at lisa@sassyglassstudio.com to reserve your spot in class today! Remember, classes are limited to five students, so don't wait.
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ON A SIDE NOTE:
Now is the time to sign up for Fused Glass Classes! The weather is perfect to work in the studio and open the doors to cooler temperatures and the sounds of the birds. Click the links to find out more information on Beginner Fused Glass Class and Intermediate Fused Glass Class!

Classes are all four hours so you can even schedule them in the early evening during the week. Pack your dinner and bring it to class or grab some fast food before class. The first hour or more is class time so you can have a snack or dinner while you learn!

Now booking speaking engagements! I am available to speak to your small or creative business group on the topics of social media, turning your passion into a successful business, planning for success and defining your customer. Contact me for details on these topics, cost and scheduling.

Creative business mentoring is available one-on-one and in small groups. I will work with you to overcome obstacles, help guide you to reach your small/creative business goals and lead you to success. Let me show you how to unleash your inner superhero!
______________________________________

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Fresh Fused Glass Goodness | Late Summer Edition - Part I

Well, I fell off my weekly blogging schedule. I hate making excuses, so I won't. Let's just say things have been really crazy awesome (and busy) at Sassy Glass Studio and I have a lot of posts coming your way very soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share some of the fused glass goodness I have created this summer. I'm at the Market Square Farmers' Market most every Saturday from 9 to 2 {check out the calendar on the right hand side} if you live in the area and would like to check out my work in person, but almost everything is now in the Etsy shop, so you can check it out there as well. This is Part I of II, so be sure to check back soon!

I'm particularly excited about all the new Fusography designs! If you have suggestions for types of images or photographs, please share them. Also, if you are a graphic designer or artist and would love to have your work on fused glass, I am looking to partner with a few artists on new collections.

{Click on the photos to view the items in the Etsy shop!}

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Set of four fused glass coasters featuring photographs of Jacksonville Beach, Florida

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196548912/fused-glass-coaster-tweet-blue-and?ref=shop_home_active_22
Fused glass coaster featuring an image of a bird

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196558815/fused-glass-coaster-hoot-owl-on-stump?ref=shop_home_active_21
Fused glass coaster featuring an image of an owl with adorable teal wings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196584205/fused-glass-coaster-jacksonville-beach?ref=shop_home_active_14
Fused glass coaster featuring a photograph of Jacksonville Beach, Florida

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196574106/fused-glass-coasters-beach-cruiser?ref=shop_home_active_15
Fused glass coaster featuring a lone bicyclist on Jacksonville Beach, Florida

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196574472/fused-glass-coasters-day-at-the-beach?ref=shop_home_active_13
Fused glass coaster with a photograph of beachgoers on Jacksonville Beach, Florida

https://www.etsy.com/listing/196557649/fused-glass-coaster-camera-with-your?ref=shop_home_active_1
Fused glass coaster in bright blue with an image of a DSLR camera
  
https://www.etsy.com/listing/196548162/fused-glass-coaster-camera-with-your?ref=shop_home_active_24
Fused glass coaster in lemongrass with an image of a Polaroid camera

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Fused glass coasters in mint green and ivory

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Fused glass coasters in green, blue, yellow and orange

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Fused glass coasters in aqua, turquoise, green and purple

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Fused glass soap dish in orange, red and yellow

https://www.etsy.com/listing/197319419/fused-glass-wasabi-or-small-soap-dish?ref=shop_home_active_13
Fused glass wasabi  or trinket dish in greens and purples

https://www.etsy.com/listing/197417119/fused-glass-nightlight-iris-purple-and?ref=shop_home_active_5
Fused glass nightlight in mint green and dusty purple

I'll be posting Part II of the Late Summer Edition of Fresh Fused Glass Goodness next week!

ON A SIDE NOTE:
Now is the time to sign up for Fused Glass Classes! The weather is perfect to work in the studio and open the doors to cooler temperatures and the sounds of the birds. Click the links to find out more information on Beginner Fused Glass Class and Intermediate Fused Glass Class!

Classes are all four hours so you can even schedule them in the early evening during the week. Pack your dinner before work or grab some fast food before class. The first hour or more is class time so you can have a snack or dinner while you learn!

Now booking speaking engagements! I am available to speak to your small or creative business group on the topics of social media and turning your passion into a successful business. Contact me for details on these topics, cost and scheduling.

Creative business mentoring is available one-on-one and in small groups. I will work with you to overcome obstacles, help guide you to reach your small/creative business goals and lead you to success. Let me show you how to unleash your inner superhero!
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Beach Trip | Relax. Recharge.

Sometimes you need to take a few days to relax. To recharge. And become less crabby. Which is why I take the occasional mini-vacation to Jacksonville, Florida as part of "Operation Less Crabby Kitty". Over the Memorial Day weekend I traveled further South to visit my best friend, Carol, for a few days. We go to the beach, we play Scrabble, we drink margaritas, we eat fried food and pizza and we laugh. We laugh a lot. 

I always feel better about myself, my life, my work, my relationships and my art after a few days in the sun and a little tequila. I wanted to share a few photos from my time away. Even though I took my DSLR I never took it out of the Pelican case and shot a single frame with it. Sometimes it is fun to just use the camera I have on hand.

Enjoy my photos and don't forget to make time in your life for your own "Operation Less Crabby Kitty". You'll feel much better, I promise!

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville, sunflower

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville Beach, beach

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville Beach, beach, pier

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville Beach, beach, pier, seagull

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, St. Augustine, sunset, water, Florida

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville Beach, beach, pier

ALM Photo, Lisa Mueller, Jacksonville Beach, beach, pier

ON A SIDE NOTE:
Now is the time to sign up for Fused Glass Classes! The weather is perfect to work in the studio and open the doors to the sounds of the birds. Click the links to find out more information on Beginner Fused Glass Class and Intermediate Fused Glass Class!
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