I 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.
GAGU 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.
Jacobsen Art Glass (JAG) – Wayne Jacobsen Instructor
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 email@example.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.
a Potluck Dish to share.
Please RSVP number attending and category of dish to
KathicaArtGlass@Gmail.com for catering order
by Mary Young, Guild Secretary Extraordinaire
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.