Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill Takes Wire Wrapped Stones, Sea Glass, And Gems To A Higher Level

When you look at Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill‘s wire wrapped jewelry necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, you wonder how her fingers make the wires into such intricate motifs! For the month of December, she will be one of the featured artists in the Palm Room in StuartLaura Kay also fabricates jewelry using silver clay, offering unique, one-of-a-kind pendants and earrings.  Stop by and meet Laura Kay and watch her as she creates on Thursday, December 19; Friday, December 20; and Friday, January 3.  Much of her work is influenced by her passion for the ocean.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks of Laura Kay’s jewelry – and reminds you that gift-giving is the perfect time to choose from her selection!  She also hosts jewelry parties!

 

 

 

 

​J e w e l r y     By    W h i t i c a r

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill 

 

 

 


 

 

At  

The  Palm  Room in  Harbour Bay  Plaza

3778 SE Ocean Boulevard   Stuart, Florida

 

 

MEET     THE     ARTIST:

Thursday, December 19:    

3:30 – 7 pm

 

Friday, December 20:

Noon – 3:30 pm

 

 Friday, January 3:

 3:30 – 7 pm

 

 

 

Regular Gallery Hours:

Wednesdays – Saturdays

Noon to 7 pm

Through the month of December

 

 

 

 

One of a Kind Bracelets by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Laura Kay tells The Rickie Report, “My jewelry artist journey started about ten years ago on a cruise ship.  Some friends on the cruise talked me into going to a jewelry class even though I was completely uninterested. I went with the group, and was convinced I would not enjoy it. We made a simple pair of earrings and, amazingly, I was “hooked”.  I came home and immediately started taking classes , including the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts”.

 

 

“Combining several media often creates interesting results.  I enjoy the challenge of working with silver clay, forming and soldering silver sheet, and wire wrap along with the objects such as gemstones”. 

 

 

 

Wire Wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:   Please tell us about the variety of elements you use in creating your one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.  

LKWD:

There is a variety of processes that can be incorporated into making jewelry.  After participating in quite a few classes in various methods, I came to the conclusion that two of the areas especially captured my interest:  wire wrapping and silver metal clay.

Wire wrapping jewelry is made using no solder, heat or glue.  The design of the wire is incorporated into the jewelry and can be the focal point of the piece.  Wire wrapped jewelry allows me to incorporate a variety of objects such as beads, pearls, gemstones, coins, crystals, beach coral, shells, sea glass, and fused glass into jewelry.  I really enjoy custom orders, and my favorite custom orders are those in which I incorporate meaningful objects into jewelry especially for someone.  These have included a small meteorite, sea glass found on a special beach, and a 25th anniversary commemorative coin.  Unless I have a specific request for another type of wire, I use sterling silver or gold filled wire for the wire wrapped jewelry.

 

Silver Clay pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

 

Silver clay is formed from very tiny particles of pure silver along with some liquid and filler. The clay must be formed and shaped within about 10 minutes as it hardens quickly as it air dries.  When it is fully dry, it is hard (similar to pottery) and can be refined and embellished.  It is then baked in a kiln at 1650 degrees for about two hours.  After cooling, it can be polished and finished with patina (if desired). The result is a pure silver piece that is about 85% of the original size.  

 

My favorite type of jewelry using silver clay is my menagerie of animals, especially sea creatures which I have made.  This collection includes Bill the Pelican, Oscar the Octopus, and, my newest, Fiona the Flamingo.

 

 

 

 

Unique wire wrapped pendant by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvill

 

 

TRR:  Each piece of your jewelry seems to tell a story!

LKWD:

 

I have two main objectives in my jewelry making.  First, I enjoy creating and implementing new designs!!  The potential is limitless!!  Secondly, it is always a pleasure when people come up and tell me how much they enjoy wearing my jewelry.  Sometimes they seek me out at an event to show me they are wearing some of “my” jewelry.  Frequently they will explain how they have specific outfits they wear or occasions they attend wearing my jewelry.  If they feel special, then I do also!   I am really having so much fun learning new skills and creating jewelry!!

 

I really enjoy making custom jewelry.  I have gemstones, cabochons, coral, sea glass, and beads available for use in jewelry.  If you wish to come to the studio and pick out objects to be used for a custom piece, please contact me.  In addition, I make custom pieces using your items.  If you have a memento or treasure that has been sitting in a drawer or on a shelf, consider having it turned into “wearable art.”  The possibilities are endless: maybe you have a cherished stone, sea glass, or shell from the beach, or a coin from another country, beads from a special bracelet, or even a ceramic piece from a broken bowl that could be used as a pendant or incorporated into a bracelet or earrings.  Almost anything that is a reasonable size can be used in your special piece of jewelry. 

 

 

My jewelry incorporates sterling silver, pure silver and jewelers gold into pendants, earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces.  This often features gemstones, fused glass, lamp work beads and other materials. The creation of custom jewelry is a special joy for me. Often this means taking someone’s favorite memento and turning it into an object that can be worn and enjoyed.  Much of my work is influenced by a passion for the ocean. 

 

 

 

Wire wrapped pendants by Laura Kay Whiticar Darvil include fused glass, semi-precious stones, sea glass and coral.

 

 

TRR:  You are a creative role model for people who think they can’t create!

LKWD:

I began creating jewelry ten years ago.  I have attended the William Holland Lapidary School of the Arts classes for eight years, plus several classes at the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, as well as participated in several national workshops and convention. I’m a member of the St. Lucie Rock and Gem Club, the Martin Artisans Guild, and the Arts Council of Martin County, all local organizations promoting the creation of art.  I’m also a member of the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide (AMCAW) and the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Society.  My father, Curt Whiticar, was an oil painter and a boat builder.  His influence included the importance of hard work and perseverance, creativity in art, and enjoyment of nature.  He was very interested in art and enjoyed making suggestions to me regarding my work.  While my children were growing up, I had a career as a mathematics teacher.  After retirement, I learned sign language and enjoyed traveling (especially if it included a boat or ship.)

 

 

TRR:  To learn more about and from Laura Kay, we urge our readers to sign up for her newsletter.  She takes us to places we’ve never been and gives us insight!

LKWD:

 

 

Newsletter:  Whiticar Waves

The newsletter is sent out about every three weeks.It features some interesting ideas and facts that applies to the type of jewelry I make, especially focusing on recent new discoveries and processes.In addition, I post information regarding other art opportunities in the area.  To receive the newsletter,  just request and send your email address and name to jewelrybywhiticar@gmail.com or request in person.

 

 

 

 

Website:

My website is jewelrybywhiticar.com   My website features my jewelry, however I do not sell on the website.  You are welcome to contact me if you wish more information about the jewelry.  

 

My jewelry is available at:

Geoffrey Smith Gallery in downtown Stuart

Geoffrey Smith Studio in Port Salerno

The Emporium at the Elliott Museum on Hutchison Island in Stuart

The Palm Room at Harbor Bay Plaza (for December)

My Studio – by appointment only (contact me)

 

Jewelry Parties:  

Host a fun afternoon or evening with family or friends.  I can either set up a jewelry party in your location or mine.  If you sent host at your location, you will provide drinks and refreshments.  If I host in my studio location, I will provide drinks and light refreshments.  I have several games (jewelry related) and/or the attendees may just wish to mingle and socialize.  I will make a formal presentation of my jewelry if requested, and I will have jewelry for sale.  The hostess will receive a gift of a bracelet, pendant, or earrings of her choice in addition to a percentage of the sales credit towards other jewelry.   

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 

C & S Quality Bead Shows Announces Free Admission To Palm Beach Gardens 3 Day Show June 30, July 1 and 2

At the C & S Bead Show on Friday, June 30th, Saturday, July 1st, and Sunday, July 2nd you can talk with the creatives who not only make beautiful jewelry, but often make the beads themselves. If you are not a jewelry-maker yourself looking for supplies, there will be plenty of hand-made pieces of jewelry to choose from! Come and see the newest trends of Fashion Jewelry at their upcoming shows in Palm Beach Gardens. The Rickie Report shares the details in this article. Free admission, a wealth of ideas, beads, gems stones, findings, creative advise and inspiration!

 

 

 

C & S Bead Show  Quality Bead Shows Across South Florida

 

 

Friday, JUNE 30th    10 – 5

Saturday, JULY 1st   10 – 5

Sunday, July 2nd       10 -4

 

 

FREE ADMISSION

 

Amara Shriners Palm Beach Gardens

3650 RCA Blvd

Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410

 

Directions:  I-95 exit East #79B go short distance turn right at gas station, go to stop sign turn left go over railroad track.  Shriners is on the right before the Moose Lodge.

 

 

Robert and Susan Onderlinde, of C & S Bead Shows, are returning to Palm Beach Gardens for a three day event in June/July.

 

 

 

 

The merchandise for sale includes from Pearls, 14K Gold Jewelry, Fashion Jewelry, Gemstones, Seed Beads, Pewter Beads and Findings, Pendants, Magnetic Clasps, Pavé Beads, Findings and much much more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Robert or Susan Onderlinde at 754-581-6835 or 754-581-6836

Visit: csbeadshows.com

Email: onderlir@bellsouth.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

McMow Art Glass Announces Upcoming Classes

McMow Art Glass invites you to its new classes, beginning this week!  From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone!  If you have always been fascinated by glass, now is your chance to try different techniques!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos of classes beginning January,2016 through March, 2016. We remind our readers – you can also find magnificent handmade glass decor, functional glass items and glass jewelry at McMow Art Glass’ showroom.

 

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011    F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

N E W    C L A S S E S !

 

 

 

JANUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

McmowJAN2016

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 6th 6-8:30

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday January 9th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

 

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Wednesday January 13th 5:30-8:30

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools the day of class!

 

FRAMING LAB

Saturday January 16th 9am-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Framing is one of the last steps in building a stained glass panel and one of the most important! Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects. Lab participants will learn how to work with a variety of framing materials in this two and a half hour lab.

 

 

PANEL LAMPS

Saturday January 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-3pm

$95.00 *Experience Required*

Lamps are one of the most sought after and treasured facets of the stained glass world. Create one of your own is this three-part class! Pattern, internal hardware, helpful stabilizing tools, and a copy of Wardell publications’ “Northern Shades” book will be included in the course cost! All other tools, glass, and materials will need to be provided or purchased by the student. A 15% discount will be offered on your choice of a lamp base the day of class. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 20th 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

PATTERN ADAPTATION LAB

Saturday January 23rd 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the art of designing your own pattern in this informative lab! The process for adapting a pattern from a photo or other reference will be discussed. The instructor will also review how to design to make cutting easier, when to use lead came vs. copper foil, and where hooks should go on your panels. Have a question about a pattern you want to work on? This is the time to ask a professional.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday January 27th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN LAB

Saturday January 30th 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn all about your kiln in this informative lab! McMow Master, Phil, will explain the ins and outs of a kiln and how they work. All fusing levels welcome! Bring a paper and a pen to take notes. Phil will end the lab with a Question and Answer session.

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

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PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, Saturday, February 27th, & Sunday, February  28th

9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. Instruction includes several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. No experience necessary. All materials include. PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

McmowMARCH 2016

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

McMow Art Glass Announces 2016 Classes, Offers Special Discount During December Sale Event

McMow Art Glass is in the midst of their SALE WEEK and they are offering a discount on all classes listed in this article.  From beginners to advanced glass professionals, there is something for everyone!  What a perfect holiday gift!  The Rickie Report shares the details and photos.  Sign up now and get your discount!

 

 

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701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

Here is the information for McMow Art Glass 

NEW CLASSES! 

Please note that all of our classes, including these, will be on sale (20% OFF)  12/8-12/12/15!

Other Discounts for supplies available until 12/12/15!

 

JANUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

JAN2016

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 6th 6-8:30

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday January 9th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Wednesday January 13th 5:30-8:30

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools the day of class!

 

FRAMING LAB

Saturday January 16th 9am-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Framing is one of the last steps in building a stained glass panel and one of the most important! Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects. Lab participants will learn how to work with a variety of framing materials in this two and a half hour lab.

 

PANEL LAMPS

Saturday January 16th, 23rd, & 30th 12-3pm

$95.00 *Experience Required*

Lamps are one of the most sought after and treasured facets of the stained glass world. Create one of your own is this three-part class! Pattern, internal hardware, helpful stabilizing tools, and a copy of Wardell publications’ “Northern Shades” book will be included in the course cost! All other tools, glass, and materials will need to be provided or purchased by the student. A 15% discount will be offered on your choice of a lamp base the day of class. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques.

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Wednesday January 20th 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

PATTERN ADAPTATION LAB

Saturday January 23rd 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn the art of designing your own pattern in this informative lab! The process for adapting a pattern from a photo or other reference will be discussed. The instructor will also review how to design to make cutting easier, when to use lead came vs. copper foil, and where hooks should go on your panels. Have a question about a pattern you want to work on? This is the time to ask a professional.

 

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday January 27th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR KILN LAB

Saturday January 30th 9-11:30am

$25.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn all about your kiln in this informative lab! McMow Master, Phil, will explain the ins and outs of a kiln and how they work. All fusing levels welcome! Bring a paper and a pen to take notes. Phil will end the lab with a Question and Answer session.

FEBRUARY 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

FEBRUARY2016

 

 

PATTERN BAR CASTING

Wednesday February 3rd & Wednesday February 10th 6-8pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to construct and cast pattern bars in this two part class. Specific firing schedules and formulas will be discussed. Students will choose from a variety of Bullseye glass to use when creating a rectangular shaped cast piece. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge and cutting experience are required. All materials are included. If desired, Pieces may be slumped for an additional & discounted fee.

 

 

 

OPEN FACE KILN CASTING

Saturday February 6th & Saturday February 13th 9am-3pm

$350.00 *Experience Required*

Go to a new dimension with your fused art pieces in this two part class! Students will learn how to make a one-of-a kind, three-dimensional, cast glass piece by using clay and a plaster mixture in an open face kiln casting technique. It’s a class every fuser is sure to love. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

 

DICHROIC JEWELRY: EXPLORING DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Wednesday February 17th 5:30-8:30

$95.00 *Experience Required*

In this 3 hour course students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass. The instructor will demonstrate techniques such as reverse etching, using a dremmel tool, and decal application. A variety of methods for making your fused dichroic pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create two pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is required.

 

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS:

THE ALCHEMY SERIES

Saturday February 20th 9am-12pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Bullseye Glass Company’s long history of artistic experimentation is just one of the many reasons we love their product. This is your opportunity to experiment with the latest edition to their line of reactive glass. Students will create their choice of a plate or sushi platter using silver foil and alchemy glass. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required. All materials are included.

 

                                                                             INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday February 20th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

ARCHAEOLOGICAL IMPRINTS IN GLASS

Wednesday February 24th 5:30-8:30pm

$125.00 *Experience Required*

Learn how to petrify live plant material into glass using the Fossil Vitra technique. Students will be provided with a variety of plant material, glass powders, and iridized glass to create their choice of a plate or sushi platter. All materials are included. This is an advanced level fusing class; introductory kiln forming knowledge is required.

 

 

 

GLASS PAINTING with PETER MCGRAIN

Friday February 26th, 27th, & 28th 9am-5pm

$800 *Beginner Level*

This 3-day workshop with world renowned glass artist, Peter McGrain, will include a fundamental overview of all the glass painting techniques with an emphasis on creative problem solving for a variety of aesthetic approaches. Techniques include tracing, matting, and the use of silver stains, enamels, and Vitri-Fusáille technique. Instruction includes several formula projects as well as an individual show piece by each student. This is a fantastic class for anyone who is interested in learning as much as they possibly can in a single workshop. No experience necessary. All materials include. PLEASE NOTE: a 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Payment in full is required two weeks prior to workshop start date. No discounts, class credits, or special offers will be given or honored.

 

 

MARCH 2016 SPECIALTY CLASSES:

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

 

Wednesday March 2nd 6-8:30pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

MOSAIC MIRRORS

Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm

$125.00 *Beginner Level*

Learn how to create a beautiful mosaic mirror in this one day class. Taylor will walk you through the process of mosaics from beginning to end while you work on your beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation! Class will end with a grouting demonstration to be completed at home. Pattern will be provided and all materials are Included.

 

TASTE OF FUSING

Wednesday March 9th 6-8pm

$70.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing, and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and stringers. You will complete your very own fused glass coaster. Each piece will be a one-of-a-kind functional piece of art. The completed fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week. All materials are included.

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

Saturday March 12th 9am-12pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. The class will end with a brief overview of a helpful cutting tool, The Morton System. This class is perfect for students who have taken an entry level fusing, mosaic, or stained glass class and are looking to improve or brush up on cutting skills. After taking this course, students should be comfortable enough with cutting to start working on pieces on their own. A 15% discount will be offered on cutting tools!

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 12th 12:30-3pm

$95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two and a half hour course. Fundamental fusing terminology, techniques, and principles will be covered. The class begins with a lecture and remaining time is spent creating a set of four fused glass coasters. This is an entry level fused glass class, no experience is necessary. After completing this class, students will be eligible to register for our intermediate level fusing classes. All materials are included.

 

 

 

FUSAICS: SCENES OF THE SEA

Wednesday March 16th, 23rd, & 30th 5:30-8:30pm

$185.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Create a unique “under the sea” scene using both fused glass AND mosaic techniques! The first class will be spent learning the basics of fusing and creating fused glass adornments to be incorporated into your mosaic piece on the second week. Overall dimensions will be 12” x 12”; Create your own pattern or choose from one of ours. All materials are included.

 

 

MORTON SYSTEM LAB

Saturday March 19th 12-3pm

$60.00 *Beginner Level*

Looking to brush up on your Morton system skills? Then don’t miss this opportunity! Bring in your own Morton System and Phil will teach you how to use it. Don’t have a Morton System? NO PROBLEM! Borrow one of ours for the lab and special order one of your own at a discounted price!

 

 

LEAD CAME

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

If you are an intermediate student looking to take your work larger OR create professional looking panels, then this class is for you! With more than 30 years of experience, Jurgen will walk you through this ancient process step-by-step. Glass and lead is supplied, but you will need to bring your stained glass tools. Leave the class knowing the techniques of Old World Masters and with your very own leaded panel. This is an intermediate level stained glass class; students must be proficient in cutting & soldering techniques. Additional tools may need to be purchased.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS

Saturday March 26th 9am-3pm

$150.00 *Experience Required*

Take your fused glass skills to the next level in this full day course! Cutting techniques, kiln preparation, firing schedules, and compatibility & COE are just a few of the necessary fusing concepts that will be covered. Students are encouraged to focus on, and consider design when creating their choice of a fused & slumped plate or sushi platter. Introduction to Fused Glass (or equivalent) is a prerequisite. All materials are included.

 

 

 

For more information: Contact McMow Art Glass

701 North Dixie Highway
Lake Worth, Florida 33460
P: 561-585-9011
F: 561-586-2292
www.mcmow.com

 

 

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