As I discussed in a previous blog, I love learning and I’ve always loved crafts. I have learned many different crafts in my life. In Germany I did scrap-booking. In Japan I learned Ikebana (flower arranging), washi (art of Japanese Paper), and even stained glass. When I got to Texas I did beading (bracelets, earrings, and necklaces) – I still love stones. Then when I got to Colorado I tried Polymer Clay (a great medium), but I was never great at polymer clay. I did love our polymer clay guild. Anyway during one of our guild meetings one of our clay artists came in and showed us her Fused Glass pendants she made. I asked her where she took the class. Well I have always loved glass and everywhere I’ve been in my life I’ve bought glass – functional or jewelry – both beautiful.
That weekend I went to Full Spectrum in Colorado Springs and met Coral (and Sweetie her black pug). Coral is an amazing and giving instructor. I took several fused glass classes from her back to back. Needless to say I fell in love and became severely addicted. to fused glass I have taken a myriad of fused glass classes with Coral and my most recent class was just month or so ago (enameling). Coral is a font of information regarding any type of glass; fused, recycled, and stained. Not only does Coral teach glass art she teaches enameling, mosaics, etc., moreover, she brings in some of the best artists in Colorado to teach in her studio, including Dana Lea Peters (Metal Clay) which I’ll blog about later.
So now you know where I got my start in Fused Glass, which was about about 5 years ago. I must warn you fused glass is addicting and as Barbara Saul said “The field of glass seems almost limitless. There is so much to learn and discover; so many avenues to explore.”
Never stop learning; it adds so much to life. My next Blog will be about the wonderful, great, talented Tanya Veit from AAE Glass.
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