Glass Art Guild Annual BBQ

Sunday, September 20st, 11am
Sugar House Park
 Parley’s Creek Pavilion
2100 South from 1350 East to 1600 East, Salt Lake City
2 entrances to Sugar House Park off 2100 South. Road Loops through Park.  Parley’s Creek Pavilion is the 3rd parking lot on the left and is located near the children’s play area and the creek in the center of the park,

Pulled Pork and Beef Brisket catered by Holy Smoke BBQ Company

Bring your Family and a Potluck Dish to share.

Please RSVP number attending and category of dish to for catering order

Hope to see everyone there.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Kathy Watt   801-450-3444

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Harvest Moon – Re-purposing a Fused Glass Texture Tile by Dana Worley

Sometimes, things happens. A mold gets dropped, an edge gets knocked against a hard surface, stress occurs during a firing, or a mold arrives broken in shipment. Before you give up and toss out a broken mold or texture tile, think about other ways you can use the pieces that remain:


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Dana Worley’s Koi Platter Tutorial

Recently I created a koi platter using paints from Unique Glass Color (UGC) and a Creative Paradise texture tile. I planned to create a short tutorial, so I took pictures of the process along the way. Today I received a few questions about the process, so it’s time to write a blog post:


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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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“Artisan Glass Masks” by Linda Kalmar


Artist’s Reception, Friday, June 19, 6-9 PM – during Gallery Stroll

Art at the Main
210 East 400 South
(Ground floor of SLC Main Library)
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Enter a drawing during the June 19th reception for a free glass mask. Winner announced at 9 pm.
Mask can be claimed after July 11th, 2015.

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Dana Worley – Glass Combing

Fused Glass Design Elements – Glass Combing by GAGU member Dana Worley

Fused glass bowl with combed design
Fused glass bowl with combed design

Glass combing, or raking, is a fused glass technique where the glass is heated to a temperature high enough to allow the glass to be manipulated in the kiln. The glass is typically brought to between 1600 and 1700 degrees Fahrenheit and then a stainless steel tool (or rake) is used to swirl the glass. You can read more, here:

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Lester Lee Workshop Was a Big Success

In a workshop held on May 16, 2015, the well-known artist, Lester Lee taught guild members about Art Composition and Color Theory. Lester is a skilled teacher who makes complex topics simple and easy to understand. Students were able to practice many techniques taught during the course. Several students also received a professional critique on their own glass creations.

Lester Lee with Students, March 16, 2015

Lester Lee with Students, March 16, 2015

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Education Opportunity

Photo of LesterSIGN UP NOW!

Lester Lee workshop

Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Red Butte Garden, in their 2nd floor classroom. The fee will be just $25.

Please send Lori Sharf your check. The classroom holds about 30 people, so send a check right away.

Lester Bird Lee, artist and teacher, resides in Logan Utah with his wife, three daughters and two sons. Lester was raised in a family of nine children in Mesquite, Nevada, where he was encouraged to be creative by his father at a young age. Lester received a BFA from USU and an MA in education from BYU and has now taught with Davis County Schools for twenty-four years. From his youth, Lester was largely self-taught in art, with an interest in being an accomplished watercolorist. Later he gained some of his color theory and art skills from such greats as Richard Bird and Anton Rasmussen.

Though Lester is a high school teacher, fortune allows him to boost his income by selling his own fine art and illustrating for others on the side. Lester has shown his work at The Utah Arts Festival and the Park City Arts Festival and Art & Soup. He has won numerous awards for his art work and has sold hundreds of watercolor paintings and portrait prints locally, nationally and internationally, with some of his prints selling beyond one million copies. Lester has illustrated for Bookcraft Publishers, Publisher’s Press, Horizon Publishers, and exclusively with Bison Books out of New Jersey, as well as others. Perhaps Lester’s most noted illustrations are those on the cover and end sheets of the series The Work And The Glory by Gerald Lund. Lester is accomplished in most mediums of art, the most recent accomplishment being published as a bronze sculptor.

Lester has served as Chairman of the Board and teacher at the Bountiful/Davis Art Center with whom he sells some art work, and has been represented by Philips Gallery of Salt Lake City. Most recently, Lester has been awarded the 2006 Huntsman Award of Excellence in Education award, and has been recipient of the Utah Art Education Association as High School Art Teacher of the Year for 2000. Lester has also designed and painted theater scenery for many theater companies, including Rodger’s Memorial Theatre and City Repertory Company.

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Magless 2015 – Moab Man!

Fused Glass Crackle Glass

by Dana Worley

I have been working with the crackle technique using glass powders the past several months, since taking a class with Bob Leatherbarrow in October. The results of the technique when using red, yellow, orange, and brown powders remind me of the red rock canyons of Southern Utah. My experiences while exploring Utah and the resemblance of crackle to redrock were my inspiration for this year’s Warmglass Magless Exchange ( Click here to read more …

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Fused Glass Switch Plate Tutorial

Fused Glass Switch PlateThis past summer, a person I met at an outdoor art show contacted me about creating a custom light switch for her home. She and her husband had recently gone through a kitchen remodel. She explained that the existing light switch was off-center, and she was looking for something to appear more balanced in the space and work well with her existing décor. Would I be interested? Well, sure, I thought. How hard can it be? That kind of statement always ends up falling into the “famous last words” category. Click here to read about Dana’s adventure.

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