Instructor: Hollie Helmer-Webb
Incorporate the natural elements of the Adirondacks into fused glass art. The Fossil Vitra method allows you to use ferns, leaves or plants in a way that it is preserved into glass and then molded into a form. This course will introduce you to the basics of fusing while incorporating a special technique that will give a piece of the Adirondacks to take home. This class will teach you some of the basics of fusing including glass compatibility, firing schedules, the Fossil Vitra technique, design molds and more. Basic class cutting skills are recommended but not required. Please dress in comfortable clothes. No open toes shoes. Completed pieces can be picked up at View or mailed for an additional charge.
Hollie Helmer-Webb was born and raised in Old Forge, NY., where much of her family still resides. She began working in the art of stained glass in 2013 when she was inspired by a piece she saw from another artisan. After 2 years of taking glass classes and creating multiple pieces, She ventured on her own to custom make lamp shades, large window pieces and custom logo signs by request. In 2015, Hollie returned to the classroom to explore other forms of glass work predominantly glass fusing and it's many forms. To date, Hollie continues to make customized stained glass and fused glass pieces and sells her goods in various locations throughout Maine. For more information, please feel free to contact Hollie @ email@example.com.
Plate size is approximately 12 x 12.
The second day is just to slump and fire your piece. Times will be scheduled.
Preregistration is required, space is limited.
$120 / $100 Members