Fused Glass Garden Stake Class

Normally my fused glass class minimum is 3 students. However, I have made exceptions for example, the class with Merle and Kathy (she wanted to make several things which is difficult with a lot of students) and when Merle wanted 8 different standing trees. So, when my friend Cheryl said she wanted to make several (14 different) garden stakes I set up this class so she could make them for her family. Here are some pictures of the setup along with several examples.

She had 14 knives and forks she wanted to make into garden stakes. They were old and she wanted to make something for her family with them.

It took us quite a while to make the 14 fused glass garden stakes. She wanted some dragonflies, so we chose to cast them vs cutting them. Castings a bit challenging for a new person, but I think hers turned out pretty good.

She also made some butterflies, tulips, a turtle, slugs, a flower, birds, and fish. Here are some pictures of Cheryl creating her beautiful, fused glass garden stakes. It took us several hours but we had a lot of fun.

Here are her pieces right from the kiln. I think they turned out perfect! The fish were fun, because I didn’t have a pattern and we just WAG’d it. Aren’t the eyes on them adorable!

Here they are all put on the knives and forks ready for their new homes! I loved them and so did Cheryl.

I know you are wondering if I made some of the shapes. The two birds were two of my samples as was the butterfly. I made more but I haven’t decided what I’ll do with them, when I finish them.

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Keeping my kilns warm,



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