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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Take a Class and Create Your Own Fused Glass! {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Do you have this weekend 's Dogwood Arts Festival Art DeTour on your calendar? You should! This is a great opportunity to visit the studio's of working artists all over Knoxville and theh surrounding area and see them creating their art. Sassy Glass Studio is excited to participate in this year's DeTour and you will find me working away in the studio on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm and will you also see me teaching the first half of Intermediate Fused Glass Class on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Students who have completed the Beginner Fused Glass Class are invited to register for a the Intermediate Class special Spring rate of $225 for this class only. There are only 3 spaces available! Here is more information about the Fused Glass Classes. I would love to teach you how to create your own fused glass goodness!

Classes are on your schedule so if this weekend isn't convenient for you, please contact me to book your class. You will need two 4-hour classes with at least one day in between. Don't miss out on all the fun!

Student creating project, above and table ready for class, below

Sassy Glass Studio’s Fused Glass Classes

Beginner Fused Glass Class, which will also serve as the prerequisite for Intermediate Fused Glass Class, will provide students who are either brand-new to fusing glass or who need a refresher course with the opportunity to complete two basic fusing projects, one will be a set of four 4-inch coasters and the other is your choice of: 4 pendants, nightlight, or sun catcher.

Class schedule :: Schedule is for two 4-hour classes. The days and time can be set to accommodate your schedule (and mine too!).

Class #1
· Overview of fused glass and techniques complete with informational handouts and suggested books and websites to get more information and/or design ideas.
· Topics include kiln and mold preparation, glass selection, project design, firing schedules, safety, glass supplies, assembly, annealing, compatibility testing, slumping and draping, working with frits, stringers and noodles, inclusions, as well as many other wonderful things you have always wanted to know about fusing glass! Previous experience cutting glass is not necessary and will be covered as required.
· Students will create the set of 4 coasters and learn about the firing process in this hands-on class.
· Students will be advised to determine the choice of second project before the end of Class #1 to ensure supplies are on hand, etc.

Class #2
· Students will review of the coasters created in Class #1 and finish the coasters as necessary.
· Students will create the remaining piece(s) in the hands-on portion of the class and place them in the kiln for firing.
· Students will review topics covered during classes as well as some more in-depth information about glass fusing and what can be expected in Intermediate class.
Note: Students can arrange pick-up or delivery of items completed in Class #2

A question and answer period will conclude each class. Handouts are included and recommended reading list will be provided. No books are necessary for the classes.
My goal for Beginner Fused Glass Class is to provide all participants with an overall understanding of fused glass and the various techniques involved in the creation of some basic pieces. Intermediate Fused Glass Class will allow participants to explore more advanced techniques and fusing methods and complete two complex projects involving slumping and/or draping.

Prices ::
Beginners Class is $200
Intermediate Class is $250
All materials and tools are included in this price.

Studio Location :: Sassy Glass Studio is located at 5000 Parkdale Road just up from the intersection of Cedar Lane and Inskip Road. It is about halfway between the Merchants Road exit of 75N and Broadway/Fountain City Duck Pond.

Schedule a class :: Contact me via e-mail or call 865-406-3870. Payment is due upon scheduling the class to reserve the dates. Sassy Glass Studio accepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and PayPal invoice.
Click the button below to pay for Beginner Fused Glass Class via PayPal then e-mail or call Lisa at 865-406-3870 to schedule your class.

Click this button to pay for Intermediate Fused Glass Class via PayPal.

Student at work, above and a finished student project, below.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dogwood Arts Festival Art DeTour :: Studio Art Trails {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Have you ever admired an artist's work and wondered where they create their art? Many times the creative process is just as exciting as the art itself. Dogwood Arts Festival gives everyone the opportunity to participate in a self-guided tour of artist's studios as part of the Art DeTour : Studio Art Trails. Much like the dogwood trails you can drive at your leisure to admire the beautiful gardens of your fellow Knoxvillians, this art tour gives you the chance to peek inside the studios of artists you know or those you have yet to meet. Sassy Glass Studio joins a long list of participating studios on this years Art DeTour and we'd love to have you stop by and see how we create our one-of-a-kind fused glass art and browse the shop in the studio as well. A complete list of participating studios can be found here.
 Sassy Glass Studio fused glass goodness is created in the lower level of "Creativity Central'
The cyber workstation. You'll have to visit during the Art DeTour to see where I 'really' work!

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

The past week was a whirlwind of activity- organizing, creating and stressing out- culminating in a successful Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair over the weekend. After setting up the freshly-washed tent on Thursday morning in the pouring rain, Allan and I headed home to dry off and get some work done. Then we headed back downtown with our ALM Photo hats on to Salon Visage to photograph models being styled for a charity fashion show for Habitat for Humanity and the models strutting the runway at the Farragut Building and finally to set-up the booth in Krutch Park extension. It was a very long day, but I was glad we took time to set everything up Thursday night because there would have been no way I could have done it Friday morning. The weather started out rather chilly Friday morning but the day turned very warm and sunny by mid-day and drew the lunch crowd out to take in all the art and food on a stick. Saturday's weather was much the same and I had a great time chatting with everyone who visited the booth including a succession of photography friends. The weekend flew by and before I knew it it was Sunday and the final day of the Art Fair. The weather was absolutely glorious and it was wall-to-wall people all day. I could not have asked for a better weekend to share my fused glass goodness with everyone who ventured out to the Art Fair.

Here are some images of the Sassy Glass Studio booth in case you didn't get a chance to see it for yourself.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sneak Peek :: Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair

Sassy Glass Studio is exhibiting at the Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair from Friday until Sunday and we thought you might enjoy a sneak peek of some of the fresh fused glass goodness that will be available. You will not find any of these items in the Etsy shop until after the Dogwood Arts Festival Art DeTour coming up on April 24 and 25. We look forward to seeing you this weekend or for the Art DeTour when you can actually watch me work as well as purchase fused glass art. Visit the Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on All Things Sassy!

Additional about Dogwood Arts Festival can be found on their website.