Glass Academy Fall Newsletter

Thank you so much a wonderful and inspiring Spring session. I really enjoy having you hear and very happy you chose me to teach you!

If you lack the courage to leap into the unknown, you will never experience the joy of glorious triumph.

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

See 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 evening only, as I have a lot of custom work to do. 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 is available!

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Proper Care and Maintenance of Tools

A great mini workshop to save you money and frustration. Short but sweet!

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!


As always, things are a little crazy here! Gardens are going cuckoo, I am creating glass for the gate, glass lights for the posts, and am fixing a 75 year old 34” x 96” church window, as well as working on custom work! Then I went and got hooked onto creating a handle and stand for a 8” magnifying piece of glass!!! Used many lamp parts with decorative solder and thinking way way outside the box! It ended up taking so much time, that I am now in a little panic to finish the big stuff so there is room for you! No rest for the wicked – he hee. The gallery part of the studio is getting empty – sold many things over the summer – including Coastal Reflections – the large pool table style lamp! Nice! It went to a great home! I have to admit, I kind of miss it. David has been working hard on the house, and it is getting closer to being finished – but no idea when!

Just a laugh for you, before I go!

A police officer stops a minivan full of elderly ladies being driven by an old gentleman because they only going 25 mph, stopping the midday traffic. The policeman asks why they are going so slow. The old man replies, “ It’s the speed limit, I saw the sign saying 25!” The policeman sighs. “No sir that’s the number of the highway you are on, not the speed limit. “Oh, so that’s what it means.” says the driver. The officer looks into the van and notices the grannies are looking somewhat frozen and pale. “What’s up with the ladies?” he asks. “ Um…” the driver says, “ we just got off highway 150”

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

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