Newsletter Fall 2021

HELLO! Hope this finds all of you healthy, happy, and ready for the next season of glass work! Hope also that you all had a wonderful summer.

To my new subscribers and future students – Welcome!

To all of you, I sooo look forward to seeing you again! Pepper and Ezzy too!


Covid stuff  Our world is still weird, so I am hoping that the workshops will work out. Masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer is required when you enter, and  I have marked the work areas into sections. If you have a glass grinder, please bring as this will reduce closer contact. If classes do not work for you because of Covid, consider private instruction. I wrote this in January, and it still applies!

Here is the schedule for upcoming workshops and courses. I hope that these dates work for you for the ones you are interested in. A little late in getting this out, so hopefully not short notice! Cinnamon coffee, music and garden tours are of course included!

                 FALL 2021 SCHEDULE


25/26                   Weekend Copper Foil Window

Sat – noon to 6

Sun – noon to 4


09                          Glass Cutting Workshop

Sat –   noon – 3:00

10                           Master Pattern Workshop

Sun – noon –2:00

21                          Stained Glass 6 week Course

Beginner & Intermediate

Thurs  –  7:00 to 9:30


Thurs –  1:00 to 3:30

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.



Wow what a summer! Too many things to tell you! I am cooking in my kitchen after waiting for 14 years – yeah! It is the best ever. Here is a picture of one side, didn’t want to send too many! There are no drawer fronts or doors yet, but it still looks awesome. We are in the living room too – Yeah again!  Moved plants out of the atrium so it isn’t a jungle anymore! Have to wait to put up pictures – stained glass repairs to do! Our bedroom and master bathroom are coming along too. The greenhouse didn’t do very well because of the heat, except for the basil and melons. I picked a 11 pound watermelon and we had 4 cantaloupes! We focused on the house, so some of the gardens suffered, but I will catch up later. Kind of sad when the days get shorter, but do I get more work done in the studio that’s for sure. Between the cataract surgery and new glasses, I can see! Yeah again!

Just a laugh for you, before I go!

Copied from the  Laugh Factory!

There was an elderly couple who in their old age noticed that they were getting a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that they should start writing things down, so they don’t forget. They went home and the old lady told her husband to get her a bowl of ice cream. “You might want to write it down,” she said. The husband said, “No, I can remember that you want a bowl of ice cream.” She then told her husband she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream. “Write it down,” she told him, and again he said, “No, no, I can remember you want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.” Then the old lady said she wants a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. “Write it down,” she told her husband and again he said, “No, I got it. You want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.” He goes to get the ice cream and spends an unusually long time in the kitchen, over 30 minutes. He comes out to his wife and hands her a plate of eggs and bacon. The old wife stares at the plate for a moment, then looks at her husband and asks, “Where’s the toast?”

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, stay safe, Cheers, Jan