Glass Academy Newsletter

Hello everyone!

To my new subscribers and future students – Welcome! To all of you, I sooo look forward to seeing you. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. At this time of year, I start to pout as summer is almost over, my favorite time of the year.

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.

Classes will start a little later this year as we need September to finish the outside work on the house and Thanksgiving is early this year! Sorry if this is inconvenient. 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. I have included a foiling workshop this time – so important! Didn’t have room for a new class in the works – Mosaic onto mesh [like my floor] so will hold in the spring. Fun!

Drop in classes are available for the evening course @ $52.50 w/tax per 2.5 hours ($300 divided by 6) if you only need a little help. Depends if some room is available! Need more info? Just give me a call, or the workshop/course descriptions are on the web site or drop in & get a printout! Would love to see you.

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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.


What a wonderful summer! Just as busy as ever. The gardens are awesome, and the veggies just keep coming. The tomatoes are huge again this year – sooo good. Our house is getting there – David has finished all the electrical, the ducting and almost all the plumbing! Yeah! I have all my new appliances, but just get to stroke them -he he. Man is there going to be a party [ and open house] or what when we are finished!!!! Still booked for custom glass for 1 ½ years – can’t seem to catch up! My new web page is almost finished, its going to be very beautiful, classy and easy to use. Way to go Kris! [Halftone  Pixel] Way more work than we thought, as is everything!

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.

Just a laugh for you, before I go!

The broccoli said, “ I look like a small tree.”
The mushroom said, “ I look like an umbrella.”
The walnut said, “I look like a brain.”
The banana said, “ Can we please change the subject?”

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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