Fused Glass – Channel Class (#2)

Earlier this week I blogged about my channel class with Tonya Nelson. I really enjoyed this class. First as I mentioned I love this technique, second Tonya is a great instructor, and I made some new glass friends.  Here is a funny picture of Tonya and me.

As I mentioned this was Tonya’s first official class teaching this technique and she did a great job; she explained, she demonstrated, she assisted, and she had several fantastic examples. After practicing a bit, we did 4 projects. The first one was so fun, it was a monster. Tonya actually drew all of them and let us chose which one we wanted to do. I like my little monster, she’s so cute. What I loved about doing the monster first is it let us do a project without worrying that we were going to screw it up.

Our 2nd project was any animal we wanted to do. Since I just visited the wolf sanctuary I thought I’d do a wolf. Since this is made with glass and you are limited with colors. With this said I think it’s pretty.

Our 3rd project was a bear. Tonya had a “Colorado bear”, I loved it so much so I asked Tonya if I could make one and she was gracious enough to say yes. I’m so proud of it. She also said we could make more and sell them. I do think I need to add a bit more blue to the bear but I love it.

Our 4th project was a bird. I went a little crazy with this one. I still like it. I think I’ll make an eagle next time. This isn’t the best picture but I’m so proud of my pieces.

I’m so glad I took this class. So much fun!! Thanks Tonya for reminding me what a wonderful technique this is.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,


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