Fused Glass May 25th Class

I held a second fused glass class this month, that I advertised on Facebook events. There were 3 students, two where students have taken classes with me before and one was new. Here is the Event announcement, ironically no one made the votives.

In addition to the liability forms (yep someone did cut their finger). I also gave each student a free fused glass pendant as their free gift, just for taking a class with me.

Here are pictures of my finished room, I like showing my snap jewelry.

Here is my inspiration / finishing room, as you can see, I have several pieces on my “bench”.

Here is my gallery area, I love showing off my beautiful, fused glass artwork. It’s also meant to inspire students.

Here are pictures of my studio and some of the supplies available to students including vitrigraph, murine, millefiori, etc.

I gave them several fused glass choices, nightlight, art, magnet, and plant stakes. During my last class one of the students asked me if I could do Christmas in July e.g., Christmas Ornaments. Lynne isn’t going to be here in July, so she wanted to make ornaments and she chose the 3 ornaments to emulate.

Here are pictures of Lynne, as I said she chose Christmas ornaments. You know this was Lynne’s 2nd fused glass class and she did great. They all turned out magnificent.

As I’ve said many times, Brenda is one of the people who encouraged me to teach classes. She has taken several classes with me, and this time Brenda made plant stakes, aren’t they fabulous!

Caren has taken several classes with my good friend Cathy. She wanted to make a little camper for her mosaic rock. She drew it and then cut it out using the cutter, breaking pliers, grozers, and used the flat lap. She is quite the painter, what a steady hand to draw those windows. I could never do such detailed work. The camper was very detailed and took a long time, so she said I guess I only do one. Because she’s quite a painter, I showed her the Grinch ornament and got all the pieces together and wow, she did a great job. Look at the difference between hers and mine. Great painter.

Of course I wanted to fill the kiln so I made a couple of fused glass Christmas Tree ornaments.

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 (maximum of 5). I love teaching fused glass classes. It’s so rewarding when my students do such a fabulous job creating fused glass.

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,



  1. Ana Sofía Ochoa says:

    Hello Karen!!
    My name is Ana Sofía and I love everything you do and would love to take your classes. I live in Colorado Springs as well 🙂

    • Ana that’s great I’ll put you on my class email list. June is pretty busy for me, but I do have a dichroic pendant class at festivitea if you want to check it out. Just go to Margo’s festivitea site.

      I’m also planning a few classes in July. I hope to see you soon.


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