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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Behind-the-Scenes at Sassy Glass Studio : Dogwood Art DeTour - April 11-12, 2015

Spring has sprung at Sassy Glass Studio!

Read on to find out what's happening in April and May...

Every now and then I get a request from someone who wants to watch me work in my fused glass studio, see my kilns or view all of my fused glass goodness, and I often can't accommodate these requests because I don't actually work in my glass studio full-time. Most days of late, I am toiling away at my laptop in my office just outside of Downtown Knoxville, across the hall from the ALM Photo studio and offices. For the last few years, I have been spending more and more of my time working on Pink Spark Creative, my creative business mentoring and consulting business and as a photographer than a fused glass artist. And it seems that I tend to be in the glass studio more often teaching fused glass classes than creating fresh fused glass goodness. It finally hit me recently that I'm an educator at heart, so I have been spending much more time teaching and coaching than creating.

I share all of that with you now because this is the first year since I started Sassy Glass Studio that I will not be exhibiting at the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square (formerly the Market Square Art Fair), but I am participating in the Dogwood Art DeTour on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, 2015. So the good news is that you get to come visit my glass studio which will be open that Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm and watch me work, ask questions and even purchase some of my fused glass goodness. It is your personal behind-the-scenes look at Sassy Glass Studio!

There are over 20 working artist studios open to the public for the Dogwood Art DeTour so you will have plenty of places to stop and visit on your way to or from Sassy Glass Studio in Fountain City. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my love of fused glass with you. I'll have plenty of chairs and some snacks too, so you can come hang out as long as you would like. Just don't judge me if my lawn is impeccably manicured and my gardens free from weeds! I'll be busy filling custom orders in the glass studio over the next week and a half until the Art DeTour.

Other exciting events coming up...

The first Market Square Farmers' Market of 2015 season is May 2, 2015 from 9am to 2pm and I'm listing the dates I will be participating below. My MSFM participation is very lean this season for the above-mentioned reason of affording myself more time to teach fused glass classes and focus on making time to enjoy life.

Mark your calendar to visit Sassy Glass Studio at the Market Square Farmers' Market
May 2
May 9
June 27
July 11
August 15
September 19
October 10
I also intend to participate in the Market Square Holiday Market each Saturday before Christmas in December.

Fused Glass Classes
Fused glass classes are scheduled when it's mutually convenient for the student and me which, as I mentioned above, is one of the reasons I am participating in the MSFM less often and freeing up more Saturday's. If you are interested in signing up for a class or would like more information, simply click here to email me or call me at 865-406-3870.

Get Crafty With the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team
As many of you know I am one of the founders and Team Captain of KCHST, the local Etsy team and we're excited to be hosting the Etsy Craft Party again this year. The Craft Party will take place on June 5, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm at the ALM Photo studio. More details will be posted on the KCHST Facebook page as they become available. We're currently seeking food and beverage sponsors for the event, so if you or someone you know if interested, please let me know.


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Celebrate National Craft Month in Sassy Style : March 2015

Did you know March is National Craft Month?

Yes, I know there is a month or a day for just about every interest, but let's be honest, who doesn't love to craft? Over here at Sassy Glass Studio we are celebrating National Craft Month in several of ways. Pick one or two and join in the fun!

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Fused glass class discount: Save $50 off Beginner or Intermediate Fused Glass Class

Beginner Fused Glass Class is a fabulous opportunity to learn more about fused glass and expand your artistic skills, plus you create a set of fused glass coasters in the process. How cool is that? Intermediate Fused Glass Class if offered to students who have taken the Beginner class. Call me at 865-406-3870 or email me at to schedule your class today. Just mention you want to take advantage of the National Craft Month special!

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Share your National Craft Month photos with Sassy Glass Studio on Instagram and Twitter

Post your crafting photos on Instagram and Twitter during March and tag @AllThingsSassy and #SGSCraftMonth. I'll retweet, share or comment on your photos and choose someone and their craft to be featured on this blog. Fun! I love being inspired by other creative people!

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Pink Spark Creative was created for artists, craftisans, photographers, designers, makers and other creative folks who want to launch their own business or need the spark to take their creative business to the next level. Whether you want to venture into your creative biz part-time or full-time, there is never a better time than now! Get ignited with a FREE 60-minute strategy call and receive an action plan to resolve your number one burning issue! Call me at 865-406-3870 or email me at to find out more about the mentoring and consulting services I offer.

So there you go, three different ways to celebrate National Craft Month in Sassy Style!

Click this link to find out more about my crafting journey!

Mark your calendar with upcoming events!
March 18th at noon at the Emporium on Gay Street I will be teaching a workshop, "Photographing Your Work", which will give you a great overview on how to take better photos of your art either for your on-line shop or for applying to shows, events and retail shops.

April 12th and 13th (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am to 5pm Sassy Glass Studio will be open to the public as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival's Dogwood Art DeTour. Click here for more information and a listing of participating studios. Come by and tour the studio and find out more about how I create my fused glass goodness!

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Celebrate My Birthday with 25% Off in Sassy Glass Studio Etsy Shop!

Happy birthday to me! And to you too!

I thought about offering a discount equal to my age, but I didn't want to give away my fused glass goodness! Join me in celebrating my birthday month with a 25% discount off your purchase of $20 or more in the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop. This time of year, I typically take a little time away from creating in the glass studio and focus on my other creative entrepreneurial endeavors and get all of my fused glass goodness listed in the shop. I've photographed and listed a good bit of it, but there is more to come! Lots of swizzle sticks, coasters, and business card holders...not to mention plates and more pendants.

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The sale will go through February 16th, 2015 to give you time to decide and see the new items to be listed very soon, oh and, for Valentine's Day gift giving! Use coupon code MYBIRTHDAY during checkout to receive the discount. But don't wait too long if you have your eye on something...

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Let's Celebrate with a Super Sassy Sale!

It's a Sassy New Year!
Let's Celebrate with a 
Super Sassy Sale!

January 7 thru 14 only!

The holiday season is always a busy time in the glass studio and
2014 was no exception! Just before Christmas the Etsy shop was
nearly empty, but now it is stocked with fused glass goodness and
ready for the New Year!

To celebrate the New Year and a full Etsy shop, you can save 15% 
off your purchase of $25 or more from January 7 to January 14, 2015 
in the Sassy Glass Studio Etsy shop with coupon code SASSYNEWYEAR2015.

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Monday, January 5, 2015

Time to Focus

Sassy Glass Studio is focusing on a set of fused glass styles for 2015

Over the last 7+ years I have created lots of different styles of fused glass goodness at Sassy Glass Studio and I've finally decided to focus on five different styles starting this year. These styles may change in the future, but I am going to concentrate on these designs for the year. As many of you may know I recently (re)launched Pink Spark Creative, my mentoring and consulting business for creative entrepreneurs, and I want to grow it as well as continue to expand my photography business, ALM Photo. It's time to focus on everything I am doing and concentrate on the things that are most important to me and my clients.

I've been documenting, OK... keeping track of in my head, the items that have been selling best and the ones I love creating the most and came up with the list of five styles. Some of the styles will have a collection of pieces in them, which I am also listing. Please know that if you are a fan of Sassy Glass Studio's work and you have seen pieces in styles that you love that are not on this list, I will still create them. This list is just an attempt to keep me focused and we'll see how that works out!
  1. Fusography
    1. Jewelry- rings, pendants, and earrings
    2. Cocktail theme - swizzle sticks & coasters
    3. Coasters - flowers, quotes, animals & pretty much anything you love
    4. Dry erase boards - see above
    5. Decor collections - sets of 4 6-inch plates, 12 inch platters and 8 inch plates, as well as large trays and coasters featuring coordinating patterns to make almost any decor.
  2. Folk Art - this is the style shown below the list. It's so much fun and the color combinations are endless!
  3. Geometric - lots of geometric shapes in all the colors of the rainbow!
  4. Puddles (new) - this is a new technique I will be working on that features layers of color and it is perfect for jewelry as well as to incorporate into larger pieces.
  5. Suncatchers - from small to large pieces, there will be something for everyone to beautify their favorite window or open space.

Sassy Glass Studio creates one-of-a-kind fused glass art like this folk art design plate

I'll continue to take custom orders for and produce pieces that aren't on this list, just ask! I'll also be focusing my sales efforts on my Etsy shop and scaling back the number of Saturdays I participate in the Market Square Farmers' Market. One thing I have learned is that most people interested in taking a fused glass class would prefer to take a class on Saturday and that's been a challenge with me at the MFSM nearly every weekend. So, there will be more opportunities for you to take a glass class in 2015! I'll be offering classes for 2015 beginning in March, but now is the time to book in order to secure your date.

Psst...Instagram is where you will find the freshest fused glass goodness! And don't forget to check the blog for new posts! And be sure to visit Pinterest to see what is inspiring me.
One last thing...
Pink Spark Creative has announced the first workshop of 2015! Planning Your Way to Success is on January 24thPlanning Your Way to Success is a three hour workshop focusing on four areas most creative/small business owners consider as barriers to their success- setting and achieving goals, time management, work/life balance and focusing on business building tasks. To find out more or to register, click here


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