Fused Glass Plant Stake Class

Earlier this month I conducted a fused glass plant stake class; it’s such a fun project and it was the first time I taught it. Three of the students made Fused Glass Plant Stakes and one made some coffee & tea dishes, and ornament. Here is how I setup for the students including their supplies e.g., vitrigraph, opaque glass, transparent, murrine, millefiori, cane, and so much more.

In addition to the liability forms (because glass cuts), I also gave each student a free fused glass pendant as their free gift.

Here are pictures of my finished room (top 3 photos), finished room (middle 3 photos), and gallery area (last 9 photos) including 3 pictures of magnets.

Here are pictures of my studio. It may look messy, but it’s actually pretty organized. I just have a lot of supplies. The last 2 pictures are showing the table setup with their supplies and the kiln already for their fused glass artwork.

I gave the students several options of fused glass plant stakes. I also had a bird house I put together at the last minute and didn’t even fuse before class.

Here are pictures of Lynne. I really like the Bird House Plant stake, I’m glad I put one together for her. She did a great job, so pretty.

Here are pictures of Jennifer’s fused glass plant stakes. I always let people look in my other rooms (including my gallery area) to get other ideas and let them decide what they want to make, which gave her the idea of the birch trees.

Maggie (Jennifer’s daughter) did a wonderful job, she is so creative.

Lynne chose coffee and tea dishes. I showed her some examples here are two, but I had several more examples. Then she got to screen print some I had premade, so she got the full experience so to speak. I think her little dishes turned out beautiful.

Lynne also made a fused glass ornament. She made the base and added the year. Then I fused it and added the decal and fused it again.

I love teaching fused glass classes, 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).

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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