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.
Lori Scharf: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
will 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.
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 email@example.com by May 31, 2014. The show will open in July, it is juried and insured.
Now until the end of May, One World Gifts and Gallery in Sugarhouse is hosting an exhibition of 14 artists from the Glass Art Guild of Utah. If you are looking for a gift or something to enliven your home,stop by and be amazed. Check out our Facebook page to see our photo gallery from this show: Glass art Guild of Utah Facebook Page.
One World Gifts and Gallery opened 2013. Their mission is to sell fair trade imports and locally produced items.The Gallery highlights local artists in rotating monthly exhibits.
The Glass Art Guild of Utah was founded about 15 years ago by a group of artists to educate,inform,and encourage the medium of warm glass. Artists join the guild to create friendships with like minded,learn from each other,host well-known glass artists from the wider world, and sell glass art in annual shows.
What comes to mind at the mention of glass art is either stained glass or blown glass. Warm glass still needs plenty of heat,1400 degrees, give or take a couple hundred degrees, and a kiln.The term’ warm’ then distinguishes it from the before mentioned categories. The past 30 years have witnessed a renaissance of this art form. It is possibly the most innovative and exciting art form today. One has only to Google a bit to be flooded with possibilities from wearable art to architecture.
Looking forward to the next great guild show at the Eccles Community Art Center in Ogden. Mark it on your calendars now, as we will see you there!
As Cheryl Merz, former Vice President steps up to begin her term as President, the following were also nominated and elected to positions: secretary: Mary Young; treasurer: Melinda Frewin (both of these are two-year terms); vice-president: Amber Scheid (two-year term, then two-years as president); public relations: Jodie McDougall; website: Kerry Collett; catering: Kathy Watt; education: Jack Bowman; demo coordinator: Cindy Larsen; and show chair—general: Steve Teuscher; gift show coordinator: Kerry Collett; Patrick Moore show coordinator: Melinda; Ogden-Eccles show coordinator: Mike Hurst; and Red Butte show coordinator: Susan Salvesen (all committee chair positions are one-year commitments).
The January General Meeting will be held on Jan. 15th at 10 a.m. at Spectrum Studios, 197 Malvern Avenue. This meeting will be the election of new board members and committee chairs. Please consider volunteering to chair a committee, it is very rewarding and fun!
Our September meeting will be the annual Glass Art Guild Potluck and BBQ. We will be meeting at Sugarhouse Park, please stay tuned for details regarding times and potluck options.
Our July Demonstration was about screen/pot melts. Lori Scharf presented a detail technique involving screens and Charlie Best presented the “Rube Goldberg” method of pot-melts.
Rube Goldberg Method:
Stack the glass in a form. I usually cut a base piece to stack the glass on. The following photo illustrates one way of stacking the glass – like cordwood.
Fire the glass using the following firing schedule:
R T H
600 1000 20
600 1600 60
999 1500 45
999 900 90
100 700 – At this point let the kiln cool down to ~150.
The following photo illustrates the glass melt.
The finished product:
Thank you to Charlie for a great step by step!