Fused Glass Casting and Pocket Vase Class

I’ve been giving a lot of classes and I’m really loving it. On the 3rd of February I had a combination Casting and Pocket Vase Class. It’s funny most classes people make the same thing i.e., dishes, ornaments, pendants. Well, I have several students who are advanced and like to do their own thing so in this class we did various projects. Here are some pictures of some examples I have of pocket vases they could make as well as the class setup. I also had lots of supplies for them to use in their creations.

I had the liability forms out for all of the students as well as their free pocket hearts options.

I always have my Home Gallery set up. I do have my glass artwork out so students can have inspiration in what they want to create. I also hope students will chose to buy some of my fused glass artwork. Kayla is a big supporter of mine and she bought a small little dish. It’s very unique and great colors. Thank you, Kayla, for always supporting me.

I also had my rooms cleaned-up and ready for my students. The first row is my finishing room (see my pocket hearts), my screen-printing room, and my studio.

Here is Glenda, she made quite a few fused glass pieces; a hanging pocket vase, another pocket heart, and two stirrers. I love the pocket heart – Strawberries are my favorite!

Here is Brenda, she made a beautiful pocket vase. She made a truly beautiful piece.

Kayla also made a gorgeous pocket vase and three casted hearts. She made one 1/2 the size of the other ones. I like it, much lighter and still beautiful.

Chris made a casted bear and three casted pocket hearts. She did a fabulous job, I especially love her fused glass bear.

Fused Glass pocket vases especially self-standing vases are a bit challenging. In-fact I tack fused hers and Kayla’s prior to fusing them together. It’s quite a bit of work for me. I also liked how Kayla had the iridized up and Brenda had her iridized down. Glenda actually used 2 pieces of iridized glass.

I know what you are thinking, did I make anything? Yes, I made a couple more pocket hearts – aspens specifically. I think they turned out wonderful. I also added a turtle to one of my other hearts. I also couldn’t remember if I showed you, my bear.

When people take three classes with me, they get to choose a cabochon and a decal and put it on. I can be anything including jewelry, magnet, etc. Brenda and Glenda have taken numerous classes with me and haven’t had a chance to make decal pieces. the picture on the far left is some of the pieces I have available for people to choose from. The next box are just a few decals for them to choose from, but I have 5 more boxes of decals. Brenda made the seahorse; Glenda made the heart (both magnets). I made the cupcake as an example.

After 7 classes you get to choose a cabochon and make it into anything you want to make: earrings, pendant, magnet, ring, etc. Kayla picked two pieces and made them into earrings then she found this great bee and made it into a magnet.

Glenda and Brenda also got to choose cabochons and wanted to put them on their own spoons & magnets. I gave them the magnets and glue so they could make them on their own (their choice).

Please let me know (elegantfusedglass@gmail.com) if you have any questions or would like to have a private fused glass class all you need is 3 people to create a class.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my site and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to check out our newsletter. If you’d like to take a class, please check out the information on my site about my classes.  It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kilns warm,


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