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Monday, July 6, 2015

Give the Best Gift Ever! Fusography!

Does finding the perfect gift drive you a little crazy?


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How many times have you wandered a store, physically or virtually, looking for the perfect gift for someone special? Doesn't it bum you out when you can't seem to find that "one special thing" that is not only unique, but that you know they will love, and is within your gift-giving budget. I pretty sure we've all been there. Nobody wants to feel crappy because they can't find the perfect gift. Not everyone is gifted, pardon the pun, in their ability to find that "one special thing". But there is good news for you, I have the solution and it will kick the butt of all the other gift givers!

Problem / Solved


Several years ago I was trying to figure out a way to incorporate my fused glass art with my photography so I could offer my ALM Photo clients unique ways to display and gift the images I had taken. For months, I searched the Interwebz looking for a company that offered custom made, fusible decals of my photos and about the time I was ready to give up, I found one. Some of you may already be familiar with the story of how Fusography came about, but for those of you just finding out about Sassy Glass Studio and the awesomeness of Fusography it was one of the happiest days of my life. I am pretty sure I did a little dance! Now, not only could I create one-of-a-kind fused glass art as I had been for several years, but I could add a photo or other graphic (illustrations and any other artwork that can be turned into a digital format) to make pieces that were one-of-a-kind on a whole new level.

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Being able to create these unique pieces got me thinking about all the possibilities! Need an awesome gift for that hard to shop for relative- I've got you covered; want to wow the newlyweds with a piece that perfectly matches their style- I've got you covered; want to give matching gifts to bridesmaids, girlfriends, sorority sisters, family members- I've got you covered. The possibilities are truly endless!

So, if you are looking to give a gift or create a piece of art that will share a special moment, match a decor or tell a story, I'd love to talk with you and work to create some one-of-a-kind Fusography fused glass goodness. I can create items from jewelry to wall hangings and trays, so there is pretty much something for everyone.

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My Etsy shop has a Fusography section which mostly showcases pendants, rings and coasters as those are very popular pieces that appeal to my customers but, as I mentioned above there are lots of differents designs I can create. Any image that you have copyright permission to print can be turned into a Fusography piece of art.

Click these links to find out more about:

The process of creating Fusography

The Etsy shop Fusography section

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Fusography plates (6 inches square) created for a customer

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Want to learn how to create your own fused glass goodness?
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Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass class, Knoxville, TN, July 2015, beginner fused glass class


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Sassy Glass Studio will be back at the Market Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 11th from 9am to 2pm.
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Sky Blue | Featured in the Etsy Shop

The rain has been falling in nearly every day for a week in East Tennessee but every so often, when I glance up from my work, I see some blue sky peeping out from the grey clouds. When I was checking in on my Etsy shop earlier today, I noticed quite  of my fused glass items were the color of a bright blue sky and I thought I would share some here to brighten your day and mine too!

Most of these pieces are available, so if you see something you like and it's not in the Etsy shop let me know. Some of this fused glass goodness hasn't made it to the shop yet!

Celebrate the Fourth of July safely and enjoy some time with friends and family! I'll be out and about, hopefully on my mountain bike at some point. All this rain has made for sloppy trails that need time to drain and dry.

Sky Blue


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Want to learn how to create your own fused glass goodness?
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Sassy Glass Studio, fused glass class, Knoxville, TN, July 2015, beginner fused glass class


Market Square Farmers' Market


Sassy Glass Studio will be back at the Market Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, July 11th from 9am to 2pm.
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Learn Something New! Take a Fused Glass Class

I love learning new things! Do you?


I also love teaching others new things, like how to create fused glass art!

For over seven years, I have been teaching my Beginner Fused Glass Class to students from across the country in my Knoxville, TN studio. The first half of the super fun, four-hour class is spent in the classroom learning about the different types of glass used for fusing, materials that can be used as inclusions, designing your project, selecting and cutting glass and so much more. 

During the second half of the class, students will spend some time honing their glass cutting skills before selecting the glass for their project and getting to work creating their one-of-a-kind work of art. Students may choose one of two projects, a set of four 4-inch square coasters or an 8-inch square suncatcher or trivet.

Sassy Glass Studio teaches fused glass classes in Knoxville Tennessee


The Beginner Fused Glass Class is perfect for folks who love learning how to create art using a new medium and for those interested in developing or expanding their glass fusing skills. Many students sign up for the Intermediate Fused Glass Class soon after completing the Beginner Fused Glass Class because they have fallen in love with fusing. Don't say I didn't warn you!

There are several dates and times available for classes as shown below, but I am always open to working with your schedule to find a mutually convenient time for a class. Class size is limited to four students, so don't wait to book your day and time. Class fee includes instruction, information packet with class notes, usage of tools and all materials.

Contact me via email or at 865-406-3870 to schedule or for more information. A 50% deposit is due when booking to hold your date and time. Book your class with two or more people and you each save $20!

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Sassy Glass Studio will be at the Market Square Farmers' Market in Knoxville TN on June 27 2015

Sassy Glass Studio will be back at the Market Square Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 27th from 9am to 2pm.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's Market Time in Knoxville!

Can you believe it's already time for the first Market Square Farmers' Market of the 2015 season?! I can't and I have been waiting for it since the last Holiday Market in December 2014. Time flies when you are having fun doing what you love to do all day, every day!


Good News // Bad News

First, the bad news...
This season I will only be at the Saturday Market Square Farmers' Market seven dates out of the whole season. On the right, you will find the calendar with a listing of the dates I will be there.


And now the good news...
I am doing this so I will have more Saturday's available to teach fused glass classes! For the last few years, I have been coordinating schedules with my students to find mutually convenient times for us to meet for classes, and it's been really difficult. Lots of folks have not been able to take a class because they work during the day and can't take the class in the evening. It seems weekends, Saturday in particular, are a good day for most people to take a four-hour class. So, I modified my Farmers' Market schedule accordingly. I will be posting some dates that will be left open exclusively for glass classes, but the classes must be booked a minimum of two weeks out. If the dates aren't booked, I will offer them to my photography clients, etc.

So, if you want to see the Sassy Glass Studio fused glass goodness in person, I will be at the Market Square Farmers' Market on May 2nd and 9th from 9am to 2pm, in my usual spot in front of Krutch Park. I have lots of new items available and would love to see you!

Here is some of the fresh fused glass goodness you will find at the Market on Saturday!






Yes, there are lots of Fusography pieces, but that's not all! I recently photographed all of the fused glass goodness and I'm working on getting it edited and listed in the Etsy shop. It's been slow going. ALM Photo has been keeping me hopping and so has Pink Spark Creative. I love doing all the things I love, but there are only so many hours in the day. I guess that's another reason why I'm at the Market less often this year... I need some downtime. Doesn't everyone!


I hope to see you at the Market Square Farmers' Market this week or next and if you're interested in a fused glass class, call me or send me an email and we'll get you on the schedule! Also, if you aren't already following me on your favorite social media platforms, check out the links below and get to following!

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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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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