Q: When can I attend a class?
A: I have informal "Touch of Glass" classes during my open studio times which are Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays 12:00-4:30. There are no formal classes with everyone doing the same project during these times. Informal studio times/classes are for beginners as well as those experienced with glass. The beginners would choose a project from the menu on my website and learn how to work with glass, including cutting, and those who do the open studio options who are more experienced will work on their own projects independently at the same time.
Q: Can I come alone or do I need to organize a class?
A: You are welcome to attend individually any open studio times, space permitting, for my Touch of Glass sessions every Sunday, Monday and Thursday afternoons. You email me to sign up for a given date. I will be starting studio hours for this season starting October 10, 2021.
Q: What is the time?
A: Times for beginning project start anytime between 12 and 1 PM on Sundays and 1 PM on Mondays and Thursdays. Beginning projects last about 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Q: How do I know if there is room?
A: You would need to email me at email@example.com to tell me the date and time you want to attend. Most dates there will be room unless someone has organized a private class during my studio times. In those times only the experienced open studio members can work on their projects independently.
Q: Do you ever have evening hours ?
A; I only have evening hours when a group of at least 8 makes their own class.
Q: if I organize a class of 8 or more, what times are available?
A: I am flexible according to your needs and you would need to call to arrange a time at 239-537-2310
A. In A Touch of Glass you pay by the project. In Open Studio you prepay for studio time to be part of my glass club where you ge a 25 percent off on all base glass and firing, as well as studio time, and you can use my glass pieces and supplies. This is a more economical option if you want to continue to make projects and enjoy the studio times available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday afternoons at your convenience more than just a couple times in a season. If you want to do only a project or two in a year, A Touch of Glass is best for you.
Q: If I have a private class of at least 8, do we all have to do the same projects?
A: No - As long as I know beforehand at least a few days ahead of the names of the people in the group and what project each one chooses from the menu on my web site, I am fine with people doing different projects. It gives me time to cut all the base glass before the class.
Q: What is the difference between mosaics and fused glass?
A: Mosaics uses different glue and surfaces, and does not require a kiln to be fired. Fused glass requires projects to be fired in a kiln. You can combine both mediums by making fused glass decor for a mosaic project, such as a mosaic/fused glass mirror or side table.
Q: How do I dress for A Touch of Glass?
A: Wear old, comfy clothes and closed toed shoes, like sneakers or clogs, in the unlikely event glass drops. You might be using glue that can get on clothes. I have safety goggles if you cut glass, but feel free to bring in your own glasses.
Q: How do I pay for a class or project?
A: I prefer checks or cash to avoid the credit card and Square/Paypal fees. I like to have people bring cash or check in an envelope the day of the class with their name on it. If you are part of an organized group of 8 plus people, you can take 10 percent off the price listed for that project.
Q: Are gift certificates available?
A; Yes. I offer certificates that last indefinitely of any denomination. Great holiday and birthday gift idea! Contact me by calling me or emailing to order a gift certificate.
Q: How young can children be to do a project?
A: I have no cutting options for projects in both glass and mosaics for children as young as 5. A great birthday party idea or multigenerational family activity!
Q: Do you sell your work to the public?
A: Yes - Aside from selling small items on ETSY such as Mezuzahs and fused glass knobs and pulls, I have a variety of glass art creations for sale at the studio.
Contact me if you have other questions or if you would like to schedule a time to make a project. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my number is 239-537-2310
Looking forward to seeing some of you this season!