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Annual Guild BBQ

September 20, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Parley’s Creek Pavilion @ Sugarhouse Park

BBQ, Buns, Drinks provided

Bring a side dish or desert to share

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Dana Worley’s blog on Glass Powders

Fused Glass PowdersI follow a couple of fused glass forums, and it seems that the projects people make and the topics discussed come in waves. Several months ago, it was fused glass puddles. Then came pot melts, followed by “flow” pieces. One of the latest hot topics is the crackle technique, which involves using finely ground glass powder (powdered frit) sifted down on fiber paper, moistened, and then manipulated to produce cracks in the powder. Click here to read more.

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Artist Wayne Jacobsen Attends Portland Workshops

Fused Glass Murini BowlWayne Jacobsen recently attended two workshops at Bullseye Glass in Portland during February. Both classes, 1) Vitrigraph Murrine & Dropout Vessels and 2) Advanced Vitrigraph Murrine were taught by international Murrine glass artist Nathan Sandberg. Shown is Wayne’s student project.

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Artist Wayne Jacobsen placed second in the Salt Lake County Art Competition

Jacobsen and other competition particpantsGAGU artist Wayne Jacobsen recently won the second place award for his platter “Garufa” in the Salt Lake County sponsored National Art Program competition. Congratulating Wayne and other winners are Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Valerie Price, Public Art Manager. This is the third year in a row that one of Wayne’s glass art pieces has placed for a cash award. He has done better each year, competing against other professional artists in all medium. See Wayne and “Garufa” in the second photograph.
Fused Glass Strip Construction

 

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Wayne Jacobsen’s Quail Class

Fused Glass Quail SculpturesStudents Kathy Watt, Mary Young, and Juliann Tronier participating in Wayne Jacobsen’s Quail Sculpture Class held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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Guild Meeting Show and Tell

Fused glass coral bowlIn the March 2015 member meeting, Barbara Busche explained how she created her exciting coral bowl design, using strips and powder [just wait ‘til she gets her new kiln!].

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Upcoming Mica – Glue Chip Class

Jodi McRaney-Rusho has made the following class dates available to us to teach her beautiful pearl paint on glue chip glass technique.

Tuesday, September 16 – 6PM to PM
Wednesday, October 1 –  6PM to 9PM
Thursday, October 16 –     6PM to 9PM

( a minimum of 3 students per date is necessary to run the class and the max per class is 6. Sign up early to get your preferred date. )

Jodi’s Studio is located at: 2041 East 2100 South.  (Park in the lot directly east of her house). Cost including materials is $75.00. Check payable to GAGU.

Sign up for  classes and payment is to be made to Lori Scharf:
Send Lori an email by August 10th with your preferred date. 
Full payment is due 30 days prior to your class date.
No refund on cancellations made less than 7 days prior to class date.

Contact:
Lori Scharf: lorischarf@comcast.net   Address: 1767 S Nevada St. SLC 84108

Jodi will have additional glue chip glass available at a 20% discount for class attendees on the dates of classes.  She will also have additional pre cut textured glass pieces at the 20% off.  Members who cannot attend a class may stoll drop by her studio on class dates between 5 and 6pm to take advantage of this discount for GAGU members..

Jodi is known for her ability to create beautiful fused glass art from glass that is supposedly not for fusing and costs much less than fusable glass.  Take this opportunity to learn the skills.

Happy Glassing everyone!

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Report on Barry Kaiser’s Class

Several guild members attended an “Images on Glass” screen printing class on August 16-17, 2014. Class members were able to practice different screen printing techniques. We appreciate guild member, Kerry Collect, for hosting the class. Click here to read Dana Worley’s write up on the weekend’s events.

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Strip Cutting Class in October

Wayne Jacobsen stripswill be teaching a class on Glass Stripping 102 for GAGU members.
This class will make 2 objects that will not require cold working. You will be required to fuse and slump the final shape in your kiln.
What will make this class special is that each attendee will receive one of Wayne’s prototype Strip-It Rite tool for making precise and consistent strips of glass. Don’t do much stripping? Strip-It Rite will replace the T-Bar and hand cutter you currently use.
Everyone will be required to bring 2 waffle squares to glass in addition to running pliers. The Strip-It Rite tool works with the waffle grid system. If you do not have a Morton system, Wayne can sell you 2 waffle squares for an extra $20.
The cost of the class will be $225, glass provided. Those who plan to take the class can sign onto the GAGU Facebook page and indicate a preference for the 4 hour class to be on Saturday, October 4 or Sunday, October 5 (Say 11-3). Location TBA.

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Attention Members – Submit Photos Now

GAGU has been invited to display 20 pieces in the 3D show at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center. Members are invited to submit photos of up to five pieces of their own creation. Photos can be emailed to ebonfeveer@gmail.com by May 31, 2014.  The show will open in July, it is juried and insured.

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