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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Cutting Glass Circles – Dana’s Way

Kokopelli Bowl

I quite often see the question asked of how to successfully cut circles. The glass manufacturer, Spectrum Glass, has an excellent tutorial on their web site featuring Patty Gray on how to cut rims and circles. Some people, however, still struggle with using this method, especially on opal glass. I’ll admit that I’m a little squeamish about running my bare fingers along the back of a score line. It just seems like a Bad Idea and a sure road to Band-Aids. I am rarely successful running the score using the opposite end of my running pliers or cutter. I guess it is  my squeamishness and inability to use tools that led me to a slightly different method for cutting circles. Click here to read the full article.

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Quail Class Announcement

Jacobsen Art Glass (JAG) – Wayne Jacobsen Instructor

quailFormer Artist in Residence and Instructor at Western Art Glass, Salt Lake City
Date: March 14, 2015
Time: 10:00-2:00 pm
Place: 738 Walden Hills Drive, Murray

Maximum class size 6 minimum 4

Quails on a Rock $149 for GAGU members in good standing. Public $199 . Must have basic cutting experience. JAG donates $10/student to GAGU.

Class includes all materials and 1 firing at JAG Studio. 4 hours on first day to make quails and 1/2 hour on the 2nd day to mount the quails in rock. ( this can be scheduled)

You will create 2 quails with an attached heavy gage wire embedded in the glass and mounted in a feather light rock. The short second day is to epoxy mount the quails. Refreshments provided during short break.

Registration: Reserve you spot by email to waynejacobsen@yahoo.com. Payment must be made 2 weeks prior to class date. Mail check: to Wayne Jacobsen, 738 Walden hills drive, Murray 84123

Equipment needed: safety glasses, glass cutter and breaking pliers, closed toe shoes.

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Announcing our Red Butte Show 2014

Red Butte Show

Plan to attend our 12th annual “Glass at the Garden” show.

Place: Red Butte Gardens, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, 84108

When: Daily 10am – 5pm November 7 – December 19, 2014

Artist Reception on November 15, 2pm – 5pm

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Annual Member BBQ

Sunday, September 21st, 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

KathicaArtGlass@Gmail.com for catering order

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Guadalupe School Glass Project

by Mary Young, Guild Secretary ExtraOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAordinaire

I  went out to the new Guadalupe School today (1385 N. 1200 W.) to deliver the glass plates and bowls that Lori and I put together using the kids’ 4″ square tiles.  See the pics below to see the 13 pieces that we made (the big & dazzly ones are Lori’s, of course).  They will give 11 to their major donors at their opening ceremony on Aug. 28th.

Needless to say, everyone who saw the pieces was just thrilled to see them and very grateful for all the work that we did (including those who helped teach).

I also delivered the creche figures that Suz had donated for them.  At the new school (about 50,000 sq. ft. vs their old 12,000 sq ft), they actually have room to store donations for future fundraisers, which they’ll do with that.  They appreciated your kind donation, Suz.

Both Jodi and I (and possibly Lori) plan to attend the grand opening ceremony and I’ll take some pics and write up a brief blurb about our participation for our website.  I don’t want these pics to go on the website until they get in the hands of the donors.  If anyone else wants to attend, please feel free to join us at 9 a.m. on the 28th. There should be a good crowd.

Once they get fully moved in and figure out their wall space possibilities, they’d love to talk to us about possibly doing a glass wall display of the kids’ self-portraits in glass, which is yet another project that Jodi has dreamed up.

Thanks to all of you who have played a role in this effort and all the efforts we’ve been involved in to help the Guadalupe School raise funds.  They do wonderful work and it is so nice to see them in a beautiful and efficient new building.



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