Jolene is from Greenbush, MN.
Glass fusing is taking various layers of glass and melting them together. I tell people fused glass is somewhere between stained glass and glass blowing. My work is divided between functional work, glass art and jewelry. I use the heat of the kiln to form my glass, varying temperatures, types of glass, molds, paint and firing times to produce different effects.
I call glass my hobby gone wild. I love learning, creating and trying new methods. I started glass fusing in 2009. My first ceramic kiln was purchased for $50 and I started on the kitchen table cutting glass. I now have 5 kilns with digital controllers and have taken many classes to learn new techniques.
Building a studio has allowed me to share my fascination with this art form. I taught classes for adults, church youth groups, a high school art class and several library programs for kids.
I enjoy teaching all ages and would love to work with your group, however large or small.
Here are some things I like to share as we learn and create: History and science of glass, design ideas and challenges. Each student will learn and create a unique art piece our of glass. Classes can be geared toward specific projects or learning a wide variety of techniques.
RESIDENCY PROJECTS IDEAS…
- painting on glass
- sun catchers
- Photoshop projects
- larger group project for fundraiser
All projects can be adapted to fit the needs, ages and interest of the class and goals and preferences of the teachers.