Fused Glass Ornament Class at Festivitea

Last week I had a wonderful time teaching a Fused Glass Ornament Class at Festivitea. This is my first-time teaching outside my studio. It was a challenge because I had to cut the bases and I wanted enough choices for hats, scarfs, earmuffs, etc. It was also the first time I had 8 students; in my home studio I have a max of 5 so it was a challenge. I’ve written about Festivitea Tea shop several times – I love this shop and the incredible work that Margo has done to support local artists. Here is the setup, the paper you see is a liability form – I know this is a surprise but glass cuts so I have everyone sign a liability form.

The options, for the ornament class is Christmas Trees, 3 types of Snowmen, and a Santa. They can make 2 ornaments and had an option to make 1 more for an extra fee. I had lots of supplies for them, including vitrigraph, eyes, nose, dots, cane, murrine, and so much more. I also brought a free gift for everyone – either a pendant or wine charm. Additionally, I brought safety glasses and band-aids.

Here are some group shots of class. I think everyone had fun; I know I did.

Here are some photos of each student making their pieces. Funny story, Brian and I worked together at my last job. It was great seeing him and meet his lovely wife. Everyone did such an amazing job creating their fused glass ornaments.

Margo also made us fabulous tea. Such a nice touch to giving the class here at Festivitea. Here are the ornaments all packed up and ready for their creators.

Margo mentioned me having another class there, I’m thinking 2 pendants & earrings or 3 pendants. What do y’all think? If you’d like to take a class please email me elegantfusedglass@gmail.com

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 and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kilns warm,


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.