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Thursday, April 2, 2009


Add ImageHere is the Martin's Glass House Calendar for April 2009! Just click on the image to make it larger and to print it out!

Remember - please call at least one day in advance to make reservations for any open studio times and workshops.

Please note: If you wish to make serving utensils at the April 25th workshop, you must order the utensil parts from me a WEEK prior to the workshop!

Looking forward to seeing you in the studio soon!


Saturday, April 4 – 9 AM to 3 PM
Xi Beta Spring Bazaar, Albany County Fairgrounds

Lots of ideas for gifts and entertaining! Shop for Easter, Mother’s Day, Graduation, Weddings… all coming up soon! Stop by to visit! Free pair of earrings to the first 20 paying customers!

Wednesday, April 8th – 6 to 9 PM

(Photo: Student grapefruit pieces from March workshop.)

Make a new fruit-shaped dish or plate each month—by the end of the year you will have a full set! Come to open studio and you can make as many as you would like. Make a set of twelve and receive a 20% discount on a larger serving bowl to complete your set!

Come test out your glass “gardening” skills— create a bountiful collection of glass fruit dishes more easily than you can by planting seeds! Think of the possibilities… strawberry, watermelon, orange, pineapple (guess where pineapple seeds are in the pineapple!), pumpkins… You will be limited only by your imagination!

FEE: $40 for first-time Fruit of the Month students; $30 for repeat students. Fee includes all instruction, materials, and kiln firing for one bowl. Additional bowls cost $10-$15 each, depending on the glass selected. Your small dish can become a spoon rest, saucer, plate, or bowl.

Saturday, April 11th—1 to 4 PM

Don’t know anything about glass fusing, cutting glass? Or just want to see what it’s all about before you get too involved?

This is an introduction to glass fusing, offered on a monthly basis, designed to provide basic glass fusing processes and techniques.

This class is required before you may attend open studio times to create projects of your own selection.

You will learn about and gain experience in: Safety procedures; Types of glass used, and what happens to glass in the kiln; Fundamental glass cutting techniques and use of tools; The process of layering pieces of glass to achieve a finished project.

FEE: $45 for one 8” square project that can be used as a sun catcher, or formed into a bowl, plate or drape vase.

Wednesday, April 22nd – 6 to 9 PM

I am currently working on some projects using recycled glass to incorporate into a workshop. Watch your email for upcoming announcements with more details!

Saturday, April 25th – 1 to 4 PM

Great deal! Come learn to make dichroic glass cabochons that can be used on dozens of wonderful gifts and functional art pieces! But what are cabochons? Well, you might describe them as flat glass blobs with rounded edges that can be used for decoration or jewelry. But, when turned into wearable and functional art, you’ll be surprised how a blob can become so beautiful!

Below are examples of items you can make out of cabochons. You can learn to make any of these at this workshop!

· Pendants, Earrings
· Belt Buckles
· Bolo Ties
· Bookmarks
· Buttons
· Magnetic Clips
· Remembrance/Candy/Gift Tins
· Utensils: Cake/Bread Knife, Pie Server, Cheese Slicer, Condiment/Butter Spreader, Salad Serving Sets
· Wine Bottle Stoppers
· Zipper Pulls

FEE: $45 for the class includes all instruction, materials, and kiln firing for six cabochons that can be used for any of the above items. Or, you may choose to make two belt buckles, or two handles for serving utensil sets instead of the 6 cabochons. All metal findings and accessories require an extra fee. Orders for utensil parts must be placed one week prior to the workshop to be sure they are available for your use!

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