Newsletter – Spring 2020

Happy New Year to all ! Wishing you a happy, healthy and a totally wicked year!

I am “closed” for  this month – that is no open sign! But I am open by appointment, Email, text and phone calls too – so you can get in touch to register.


Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius!

To my new subscribers and future students – Welcome! To all of you, I sooo look forward to seeing you! Pepper too!

Here is the schedule for upcoming workshops and courses. I hope that these dates work for you for the ones you are interested in. I will keep the day and evening classes for the 6 week course, but if not enough students to fill both, then it will be afternoon class only. As with all the classes, I will give it my best shot, so you are not disappointed. Drop in classes are available for the evening course @ $60 per 2.5 hours if you only need a little help. Depends if there is room  available!


I am teaching both the Glass cutting and Master pattern on the same day! PAY FOR BOTH & SAVE $25

Foiling Workshop

“ I know how to foil – what do I need that for??”

You will learn a lot! Soldering totally depends on your foiling skills! Learn tips and tricks too!  PAY FOR BOTH & SAVE $40

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Etching Workshop

This workshop introduces you to the techniques and principles of sandblasting and acid etching. You will use acid to create your piece, but discussion of blasting technique, equipment and supplies only. Not set up for  others to use my blaster at this time. We will go and check it out if you are interested! Bring pictures of any equipment you have if applicable so I can judge what you need. Great way to get started.

Private Workshop/Class 

Private classes are available for help in designing, colour/glass selection, soldering and other techniques. This can be cost effective and very productive as I am totally focused on you and your project. I keep you on track, as my fee is $90 per hour.

 Just a Reminder

No room to work at home? Want some company? You can come and work in the studio if you would like, Wed. to Sat. from noon to 6:00, no need to call first, you just might have to wait a sec until I clean a spot for you! I work until at least 9:00 pm on those days, so evenings can work too if this better for you. Just let me know. $5/hr includes grinder time. Free for current students.  No instruction or teaching – not fair to the other students! Tools available as well if needed. Please call for more info.

Why do I love glass work?

I believe creativity nourishes the soul, especially glass as it changes all day long creating a new “picture”. Not only does it inspire, working in glass uses both sides of the brain, making it truly wonderful. Art in any form allows you to go to another place and recharge your batteries!


So far, my time off has been wonderful! But now have to get some stuff done! We installed the music window before Christmas – looks beautiful! The most romantic window ever – the gentleman who commissioned it  wanted the first few bars of the song “It had to be You” – their wedding song!

The house is coming along, starting to get excited! David is working on the kitchen cabinets and we are getting ready to stain the concrete floors – then paint the walls! Holy crap, I may have a real house soon!

Just a laugh for you, before I go!

Coco Chanel once said you should put perfume on places where you want to be kissed by a man. But hell does that burn! ? Sorry to the guys! Just couldn’t resist!

 Thank you so much for your time, support, and interest for this newsletter!! Still not totally into this emailing stuff – I miss the chats on the phone, so feel free to call or drop in. Looking forward to hearing from you, Cheers, Jan


If you do not want to get this newsletter anymore, just email  and I will take you off my list. Will miss you though! Thank you.