No Experience Required To Learn Glass Tattoo Stencils At McMow Art Glass On Saturday, May 18. Two Sessions Are Available

Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their glasswork.  McMow Art Glass is offering two workshops on Saturday, May 18, and No Experience is Necessary!  The class fee includes all materials and firing! Create your own stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped.  We’re thinking that this is a great idea for gift giving – or do with friends!  The Rickie Report shares the detail and a sneak peek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

McMow Art Glass, Inc.
701 North Dixie Hwy.     Lake Worth, FL 33460
Phone  (561) 585-9011   Fax Number: (561) 586-2292

www.mcmow.com            https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

To register for class please contact the Retail Department: 561-585-9011 x100

 

 

 

Glass  Tattoo  Stencils

 

Saturday May 18th 

 

 

10 am-12 pm   OR     1-3 pm

 

 

That’s right — two sessions to choose from!

 

 

$45

ALL   MATERIALS   &   KILN   FIRINGS   INCLUDED!

 

 

NO   EXPERIENCE   REQUIRED!!!

 

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Randy & Carole Wardell have developed an exceptional technique that enables anyone to add stencil designs to their work. Using special 1/8” thick Tattoo Stencil boards and the Tattoo Gue that is combined with frit powder to create a paste-like mixture. The stencil spaces can be filled with multiple Tattoo Gue colors in a single session while keeping clean lines between the design elements or blend the colors to create unique combination effects. 

 

 

 

The two-hour class will begin with instruction and demonstration of the tattoo stencil technique, then students will have the remainder of class time to create a piece of their own using a variety of stencils and Gue color options. Participants will create their stenciled masterpiece on a rectangular sushi style plate that will be fused and slumped! 

 

 

 

 

For details about these classes,workshops and events and to schedule special tours please contact:

Taylor Materio
McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011 x108   Fax: 561-586-2292
  www.mcmow.com
https://www.facebook.com/McMowArtGlass/

 

 

 

 

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 Spring And Summer Classes, Special Trips And Workshops For All Levels

McMow Art Glass takes pride in teaching exciting, technique oriented art glass classes! The Rickie Report shares the details of upcoming Spring and Summer classes, specialty workshops and an intimate visit to the Boca Museum of Art for the “Glasstress Exhibition”.  There is something for every level of glass artist, including art lovers!

 

 

 

 

701 N Dixie Hwy,     Lake Worth, Florida 33460

(561) 585-9011     www.mcmow.com

 

 

 

Join us for our Art Glass Classes TODAY!

SPRING-SUMMER BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 7th – March 28th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, March 25th – April 15th from 12pm – 3pm

Tuesday, April 4th – April 25th from 5:30 – 8:30pm

Saturday, April 29th – May 20th from 12:00-3:00pm

 

INTERMEDIATE STAINED GLASS CLASSES:

Tuesday, March 21st – April 18th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Wednesday, March 22nd – April 19th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 1-4pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

NEW! Thursday, March 23rd – April 20th from 6-9pm (Available for registration on 3/3/17)

 

SPRING-SUMMER 2017 SPECIALTY CLASSES
MARCH-JUNE
MARCH:

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING
Wednesday March 1st 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two 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.

BEGINNER MOSAICS w/Taylor
Saturday March 5th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Create a beautiful mosaic glass piece of art in this one day class. The class will work together to design unique compositions as well as learn the process of mosaic glass cutting technique, adhesives and grouting. This unique technique will get you excited about all the possibilities the glass arts have to offer! Includes all materials.

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE
Wednesday March 8th 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & 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!

 

 

 

NEW BULL-CHIPPING & FUSING w/Phil
Saturday March 11th 9am-3pm $175.00 *Experience Required *

Learn three techniques to create one incredible art glass design! Learn the art of FUSING, SANDBLASTING & GLUECHIPPING alongside McMow Master, Phil Materio. Never-before taught – this class will fill up fast! All materials included. Previous kiln-forming knowledge and cutting skills are required for this class.

 

 

 

GLACIER GLASS
Wednesday March 15th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

This is going to be a fun one! Learn how to create this unique look as Patti walks your though the secrets of Glacier Glass. This fusing technique is great way to use clear scrap glass – which we all have!

 

 

 

NEW MOSAIC STEPPING STONES w/Taylor
Saturday March 18th 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Dimensional, art glass mosaic for Beginners!!!! All materials included.

TASTE OF FUSING
Wednesday March 22nd 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *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

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL CAMING with McMow Master Jurgen – THIS ONE SELLS OUT FAST!
Saturday March 25th 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 came 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.

 

 

EXPERIMENTING WITH BULLSEYE GLASS: Reactive Potential
Saturday March 28th 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Experience Required*

Learn to harness the reactive potential of Bullseye glass! Bullseye glasses are made with a variety of basic chemistries. When some of the glasses are combined with one another or with certain metal foils, the chemistries interact and produce special effects. Reactive effects can range from subtle to dramatic and can prove quite versatile in art and design. Learn more about the basic chemistries behind these effects and how to harness (or prevent) them to enhance your work. In this class you will study an extensive collection of samples and finished works and will make your own samples, using many forms of glass and foils. Basic glass cutting skills and kiln-forming experience. All materials and kiln firings included.

APRIL:

LET’S GET 3-DIMENSIONAL!!!! Take your art glass to the next level with these 3-D techniques

NEW Saturday, April 1st – STAINED GLASS FLOWER VASES with Faith 9am-3pm $75.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

 

 

 

Create a beautiful, functional piece of art in this one day class. Learn how to take your copper foil art three-dimensional and apply this technique to future projects. Faith will guide you through this process with ease! All materials are included! Basic copper-foil technique is required including cutting, foiling and soldering.

Wednesday April 5th INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two 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.

Saturday April 8th FOILING AND SOLDERING LAB with Faith 10am-12pm $25.00 *Beginner Level*

In this two-hour lab learn how to perfect your foiling and soldering technique. This lab is perfect for beginner as well as intermediate level students looking to take their copper foil skill level up a notch! This lab is a watch and learn experience.

 

NEW Wednesday April 12 TRICKS WITH TRANSPARENCIES with Patti 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

In this class students will create two 8” X 8” Dishes learning a variety of unique techniques to utilize Bullseye transparent glass. Among other skills – students will learn how to dilute dark, transparent glass to create work with bright, vibrant colors. Please note: McMow Art Glass learned this technique from Helios Glass Studio, and is excited to share it with you!

Saturday April 15th & April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil & Faith 9am-3pm $350.00 *Beginner Fusing Experience Encouraged*

Two Day Course 9am – 3pm

– 30 minute lunch break

In this intermediate to advanced level class, students create three-dimensional glass sculptures. Students learn the process of casting glass from two highly skilled instructors who walk you step-by-step through the mold making and glass firing processes. A wide-variety of materials are used included glass billets, frits, powders and hand pulled stringers. Students will leave with in-depth knowledge of the glass arts and mold making. Beginning level fused glass is encouraged. Students must wear closed toe shoes.

NEW Wednesday, April 19th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*
TO REGISTER PLEASE CONTACT The Armory Arts Center at: 832-1776

 

 

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

 

Saturday April 22nd KILNCASTING with Phil 9am-3pm $350.00 *Experience Required* this is a two-part class. PLEASE SEE ABOVE TO Saturday April 15th FOR DETAILS

 

 

Wednesday April 26th STAINED GLASS WINDCHIMES with/ Patti 6:30-8:30pm $65.00 *Copper-Foil Technique Required*

A fun way to use all of that left over scrap glass you have laying around! Create a beautiful wind chime in this make it and take it class – perfect for gift giving! All materials included.

NEW Friday April 28th – GLASSTRESS EXHIBITION at the Boca Museum of Art 10am Enjoy a Docent Led Tour! $10

 

About Glassstress: Part of a new curatorial initiative to examine areas traditionally considered ‘craft,’ but which present alternative mediums of increasing interest to contemporary artists, Glasstress features 25-30 glass installations created by contemporary artists from around the world in collaboration with the international organization Glasstress, Venice and the master glass artisans of Berengo Studio, Murano. The results challenge our notion of glass as a ‘beautiful’ material and encourage us to explore the bold, political, and sometimes less than pristine aspects of the medium. Works included in the Glasstress Boca Raton exhibition incorporate performance, video, interactive media, design, and even video games, and delve into substantial content, from race, identity, and colonialism to themes of science and nature and issues of biological diversity, global hunger, and climate change

NEW Saturday April 29th COLOUR DE VERRE –Fused Glass Boxes w/ Special Guest Irene 9am-12pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

Merging the age-old art of glass casting with modern technology and contemporary design, Colour de Verre molds can be filled with glass powders, pate de verre, glass frits, or cut sheet glass. In this class students will create stunning 3-dimensional Colour de Verre cast box. Even better – the class includes the Colour de Verre mold so you can continue to create with this unique technique. All materials and firings included. No experience necessary!About Irene: Irene has working as a glass artist for the past12 years and owns Palm Beach Smashing Glass. Her art glass has been shown in numerous galleries here and around Florida. Her creations include both fused and cast glass sculptures, jewelry, Judaiica, and items for the home.

MAY:

Don’t Miss the MOST EXCITING Event of the Year GLASS QUEST 2017!

 

Wednesday May 3rd INTRODUCTION TO FUSING 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two 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.

NEW Saturday May 6th PUDDLE & DICHRO JEWELRY TECHNIQUE w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner
Level*

 

 


In this full-day students will learn a multitude of jewelry design techniques that can be achieved using dichroic glass, as well as NEW puddle glass cabochon technique! 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 and puddle glass pieces wearable will be covered as well. Students will create four pendants. All materials are included. Introductory level fusing knowledge is encouraged.

Wednesday May 10th COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 6-9pm $85.00 *Beginner Level*

In this three hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the dos & 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!

NEW Saturday May 13th REVERSE METHOD MOSAICS w/Special Guest Debbie Davis 9am-3pm $150.00 *Beginner Level*

This class is an introduction to a reverse method of mosaics which uses tape instead of gluing each piece separately. This method allows for more versatility and a cleaner application. The gluing takes place at the completion of the project. This workshop is open to beginner and intermediate levels.

 

About Debbie Davis: Davis is a mosaic artist from North Palm Beach, Florida. She was recently accepting as an emerging artist at Artigras 2017. She has trained with several well-known mosaic artists, but is mostly self-taught, drawing from the inspiration of Antoni Gaudí, and other great mosaic artists of the past. Through her art, Debbie would like to inspire others to express passion, love and simplicity in all they do.

Saturday May 20th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS 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.

NEW: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017: GLASS QUEST 2017

 

 

 

Join your fellow ART GLASS enthusiasts for the opportunity of a lifetime at GLASS QUEST 2017.
Enjoy a weekend of education, inspiration and engagement for glass enthusiasts of all types. Incredible networking opportunities, as well as overall engagement in the evolving world of art glass education & advocacy! Meet & partner with other glass artists as we push the boundaries of Glass as a Contemporary Art Form! LAUNCHING: May 26th, 27th, 28th, 2017 in beautiful downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.

Register Today at: www.Glassquest2017.eventbrite.com

JUNE:

NEW NEW NEW: New Labs & Classes Below!!!!

 

NEW Saturday June 3rd LAB: Finishing Techniques for Art Glass Projects w/Patti 10am-12pm $25*Beginner Level*

Tired of the same old expensive glass stands and displays? In this workshop, we will demonstrate methods to create your own displays for your work with readily available materials and a little imagination. The possibilities are limitless and will allow you to take your pieces to the professional level!

Wednesday June 7th INTRODUCTION TO FUSED GLASS 6:30-8:30pm $95.00 *Beginner Level*

 

Gain elementary knowledge of kiln formed glass in this two 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.

NEW Saturday June 10th DEMO DAY! Cold Working Techniques w/Phil Free! 10am-12pm *Beginner Level*

In this FREE demonstration, participants will learn how to safely use a variety of coldworking tools to shape and bevel the edges of a fused glass piece, as well as how to sand and grind the top and bottom surfaces of a kilnformed object. Students will be introduced to the tile saw, belt sander, lap wheel, angle grinder, loose grit, lathe, diamond hand laps and sandblaster. The demo will also include a discussion on the effects of fire polishing coldworked surfaces.

 

Wednesday June 14th DOTS & STRIPES Fusing with Rods 6:30-8:30pm $75.00 *Beginner Level*

 

 


Explore a new form of glass: rods! In this two-hour project-based class, you’ll work with a huge palette of opalescent sheet glass and rods to create two stylish square plates, one with stripes and another with dots. Your plates will be fired after class and available for pick-up a few days later. All materials and kiln firings included.

NEW Wednesday, June 14th KILNCARVING with Phil at the Armory Arts Center 6-9pm $65 *Beginner Level*

Interested in glass fusing?? This is the perfect way to try a new art form, while learning from a master! An introduction to kiln carving and slumping. If you are already fusing – add this exciting technique to your skill set! Create your designs and patterns using simple materials to create contours and textures into the glass. Firing takes place after the workshop, so your finished piece will be available for pickup a few days after class. No previous experience necessary.

NEW Saturday June 17th MASTERING THE MASTERS in Fusion: Pollock & Matisse w/ Patti 9am-3pm $150 *Cutting Experience Required*

 

Do you love the Masters? In this class, you will learn how to turn selected Matisse painted gouache cutouts into a workable glass pattern to cut and create your own masterpiece, and play with the techniques required to turn a Pollock canvas into a fused glass abstract impressionist drip painting. Cutting experience required.

Wednesday June 28th & Wednesday July 5th INTRODUCTION TO PATE DE VERRE w/ Phil 6pm-9pm $250 this is a Two-Part Course *Beginner Fusing Experience Required*

 

 


Learn the basics of pâte de verre from start to finish while making a thin-walled, kilnformed bowl in this hands-on workshop. (The term literally means “paste of glass” in French.) Make a plaster silica mold from a model, pack it with glass, fire it, then divest and finish it. Students will have access to a broad palette of colored frit and samples to help predict and understand fired qualities. Demonstrations will include various techniques of working with glass powders against the mold, working with color reactions, as well as how to back-fill a packed mold to support the walls of the piece during firing. No prerequisites

Saturday June 24th INTERMEDIATE FUSED GLASS w/ Patti 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:

McMow Art Glass, Inc
561-585-9011    Fax: 561-586-2292

www.mcmow.com   www.facebook.com/mcmowartglass

Office Hours:
Wednesday- Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 9:00 a.m – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday-Monday – Closed

 

 

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

 

“One Woman” Features Glass Artist Irene Jalowayski At Artisans On The Ave Gallery

“One Woman” Exhibition features glass artist, Irene Jalowayski at Artisans On The Ave Gallery.  Artisans shows over 40 local artists who work in a variety of mediums. Irene is one of this gallery’s multi-talented artists who creates decorative and functional art with fused glass.  Her silver jewelry and Judaic items are distinctive, as are her newest creations in cast glass.  Irene’s work has been accepted into prestigious juried shows in Florida and you can find her most recent works at this Exhibition.  The Rickie Report has had a number of inquiries from readers and art patrons, asking for more details about this art medium.  Our interview with Irene gives you that information and some sneak peeks of her attractive creations!

 

 

 

 

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“ONE WOMAN”

Art Exhibit

Featuring:

Irene Jalowayski

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

This is a free event

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 9 pm
Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Artisans On The Ave Gallery

630 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162     561-582-3300

 

 

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“What Were You Thinking?” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Toni Willey wrote, “At the Artisans On The Ave Gallery you will find :
Beautiful, original one of a kind pieces of art created by local Palm Beach County Artists with some of the most unique and eclectic imaginations that have ever come together under one roof. AWESOME!”

Irene  Jalowayski’s expertise is taking glass and visualizing a finished piece and then making each of her pieces by hand for the completed work of art. Her lovely silver and glass jewelry is considered by many as wearable art. Each creation is unique and one of a kind. A Florida native, Irene was raised in Miami, Florida but spent much of her adult life in California. She now lives in West Palm Beach and has her studio there.  All of her pieces can be washed with a gentle soap in water. The silver needs some silver polish and then a wash in warm water to clean it.

 

 

 

 

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“Amber Moon Necklace”                               “Blue Round Necklace”

 

 

 

Irene tells The Rickie Report, “As much as glass has become a major part of my life I did spend my adult career in a completely unrelated field. I am a licensed speech pathologist and have worked for over 30 years in private practice and hospitals.”

 

 

 

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Fused Glass and Wood Wine Holder

by Irene Jalowayski

 

The selection of home décor pieces including fused glass candlesticks, dishes, vases, Judaica menorahs and unique cast glass sculpture will enhance your home or business. Irene is an experienced artist with a true sense of style and vision. The variety of different shades and colors of glass she selects complements each one of a kind art designs. Her energy, passion, and dedication to her art gives Irene the title of “ONE WOMAN ARTIST” that she is so deserving of in her field among local glass and silver jewelry artists.

 

 

 

 

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“Green Wave Bracelet” by Irene Jalowayski

 

A MOMENT WITH

IRENE JALOWAYSKI:

 

“SPEAKING OF GLASS”

 

 

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“Blue Stem Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

TRR: How did you begin creating with glass as your medium?

IJ:

 

 

I chose to work with glass because I have always loved to look at it and to feel it. Long before I began to work with glass I was collecting it. My personal glass collection includes pieces by American, Italian and Swedish glass artists. Creating my own glass pieces has not stopped me from purchasing a beautiful piece of glass if I fall in love with it!

 

 

 

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“Star Crossed Lovers” by Irene Jalowayski

 

About 10 years ago, an artist friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in taking a glass fusing class in her community. Of course I said,” yes” and took to it like a duck takes to water!  I went faithfully for over five years to that weekly class.  I learned my basic skills and also found that I have an eye for color and design. Finally, after all that time I decided to purchase my own kiln and began to spread my wings taking classes at other venues.  I’ve been working with glass for almost eleven years and it has given me new life.

 

 

 

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“Jerusalem Seder Plate” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

Creating glass jewelry allows me to bring something new and exciting into existence that is “wearable art”, utilizing the smaller pieces of glass from my studio. The colors of the glass radiate from necklaces, earrings and bracelets. My experience with fused glass and cast glass is now being translated into new styles of jewelry. Dichroic glass, filled with bits of sparkle, shadings and metallics is a very popular medium.

 

 

 

 

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Blue and Purple Dichroic Glass Candlesticks 

by Irene Jalowayski

 

TRR:  Describe the process of creating a piece of your glass work.

IJ:

 

 

Creating a piece always begins with the search for an idea and then deciding, based on that, whether my creation would be best at a sculpture…a bowl… or what? If it is going to be a fused glass piece I usually draw the design on paper first.  Then I make some decisions about glass color and how I might cut the glass to make my design. Often I will cut my drawing up and use the pieces to trace my design onto the actual glass that I am going to use. Most of my pieces utilize a lot of small pieces of glass cut and put together, making my original design.

 

 

 

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“Mosaic Bowl” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Once all the glass is cut, it is glued onto a base and fired in the kiln for the first time. My first fuses are usually at 1380 degrees which gives the piece some texture. When the piece comes out of the kiln, I look at the piece to see if I am satisfied with it and see where I want to add dimension and color. Generally I add glass and fire my pieces at least two or three times.  The firing process takes  10-12  hours for larger pieces, especially when draping the glass, as in the vase below.  Jewelry pieces can only be fired once and take over 4 hours in the kiln itself.

 

 

 

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“Tall Red Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Each piece needs a different firing  schedule. If the piece is to be slumped into a bowl or a platter or other shape it is only done after the above process is complete.  This vase (above) needed another firing for 14 hours, for example. 

 

 

 

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“Confetti Glass Vase” by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

Slumping is the process of taking a flat piece and melting it just enough so that is falls into a mold to create the shape that is desired. If my flat piece that I completed above is to be slumped, I choose the mold I am going to use. The mold must be coated with kiln wash and dried. Then the glass is place on top of it and is put into the kiln. In slumping the glass it is not melted but only softened enough that is falls into or around the mold. To do that the kiln is heated to around 1200 degrees. The kiln temperature is brought up slowly. Once the slumping has taken place the kiln temperature comes down slowly to anneal the glass. That will keep it from breaking after it comes out of the kiln. Between creating, firing, and slumping a fused glass piece can take up to a week to complete.

 

 

 

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Menorah by Irene Jalowayski

 

This year I started doing glass casting. That is a very different procedure than the ones I just mentioned. Once I have decided what I am going to make I create the piece in clay. The clay sculpture is then cast in plaster. During the two weeks it takes for the plaster mold to dry, I work on it to smooth the rough edges and make sure there are no cracks. After the mold dries, I fill it with the glass I have chosen and fire it in the kiln. The pieces I have been making are up to 15 inches tall and take 38 hours to fire in the kiln. The larger the piece, the longer the firing. Each cast piece takes two to three weeks from design to completion. Then the mold is broken away from the glass sculpture so it can never be used again.  The resulting piece of solid glass is just beautiful and substantial and always one-of-kind.

 

 

 

 

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“Angel Fish” Cast Glass by Irene Jalowayski

 

 

 

 

TRR: How do you recharge your creativity?

IJ:

 

That is a hard question because it is never just one thing. In order to create something new and unique, I need to be relaxed and not terribly stressed. A walk on the beach by the water or at one of the preserves or a trip to an art show or a museum can help a lot.  I love to browse through art magazines to spark an idea. Sometimes it comes from something totally unexpected. I can be looking at some beautiful glass and then just think of an idea. For example,  I was at McMow Art Glass one day buying some supplies. Phil had a piece of Saturday glass in the window that looked just like the Caribbean Sea to me. I purchased it and made two pieces from it. Both were underwater scenes with fish, shells etc. That was what I thought of when I first saw the glass in the window. I still have one of the pieces at Artisans on the Ave. The other was recently sold.

 

 

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“Blue Cameo”

 

 

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                                         “Blue and Silver Bib” with Earrings

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“Black and Red Moon”

               

TRR: Where can art lovers find your work?

IJ:

On October 24 I will be having a one woman show at Artisans on the Ave in Lake Worth. It will be from 6 to 9 pm. There will be wine and snacks. I will be there to meet and greet everyone so I hope lots of people can attend.

 

My work can be found at Artisans on the Ave at 630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, McMow Art Glass on Dixie Highway and 7th St. in Lake Worth, and at Florida Craft Art on Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. On the weekend of November 14 and 15, I’ll be participating in Artnado.  Check out my Etsy shop. Go to www.etsy.com and then to PalmBeachArtGlass. I also have a web page: www.palmbeachsmashingglass.com  or call 561 792 8788 or by email at ijaloway@palmbeachsmashingglass.com
I take special orders. These may take a few weeks to create.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about this Exhibit or other artists and Events at Artisans On The Ave, please contact:

Betty Wilson
Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162
561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheave.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

Free Demo Day And New Summer Glass Classes At McMow Welcome All Levels Of Students

New glass classes are here, along with a FREE demonstration at McMow Art Glass. The Rickie Report shares the schedule here, from introductory sessions with stained glass, stringers and advanced methods.   McMow has it all!  Bring the family and wear closed-toe shoes!

 

 

 

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701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

561.585.9011 EXT 106

1.888.701.3494

www.mcmow.com

 

 

2015 SUMMER SPECIALTY CLASSES!

 

FREE DEMO DAY!

Saturday June 13th
9 am-Noon

 

FREE Demo Day!

FREE Demo Day!

Stop by and watch Phil demonstrate how to pull stringer & vitrograph, make your own frit, and how to make & cut pattern bars!

 

 

DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES
with Patti

Wednesday June 17th
6-8pm
$125.00

 

Sea Grass Vase

Sea Grass Vase

 

Perfect for Beginners!

 

Create an ‘under the sea’ inspired fused and draped vase out of cut strips of glass that is both artistic and functional in this 2 hour course! No fusing experience required, this is the perfect class for beginners who are looking to create a fun piece for themselves or a great handmade gift for someone special!

 

 

KILN CARVED WIND CHIMES

with Faith

Saturday June 20th  9 am-3 pm
&
Saturday June 27th  9 am-Noon
$150.00

 

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Windchime

 

 

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Turtle

 

 

In this 2 day class students will learn how to make a beautiful and one of a kind fused glass wind chime that incorporates kiln carved details. Create your fused & kiln carved glass pieces on the first Saturday and learn how to assemble and string them on the second Saturday. Cutting experience is required, please bring your cutting and breaking tools with you to class. All materials included except beading supplies.

 

 

COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS

with Meagan

Wednesday June 24th
6 – 8 pm
$125.00

 

Sunflower Project

Sunflower Project

 

 

Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

Keep The Sunflower Mold After This Class!

 

Create this adorable summer inspired sunflower out of frit and a Colour De Verre mold! Pieces may either be cast and then slumped into a plate or cast and attached to a piece of re-bar to create a garden stake! Cost includes all materials and the Colour De Verre mold is yours to keep!

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE

with Phil

Saturday July 11th
Noon – 3 pm
$55.00

 

Cutting Glass

Cutting Glass

 

In this 3 hour course Phil will teach students about different cutting & breaking tools, how to cut glass, and the do’s & don’ts of cutting glass. 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.

 

 

 

 

BEACH SCENE MOSAICS

with Taylor

Wednesday July 15th- July 29th
(3 consecutive Wednesdays)
6 – 8 pm
$150.00

 

Mosaic Sea Shell Project

Mosaic Sea Shell Project

 

This entry level mosaic class is just perfect for summer! Students will learn traditional mosaic technique while creating a piece inspired by the sea. There will be a variety of patterns to choose from. Please feel free to bring your own seashells or treasures from the sea to incorporate into your piece! All materials are included.

 

 

INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP

with Phil

Saturday July 18th-August 1st
(3 Consecutive Saturdays)
9 am- Noon
$110.00

Basketweave

Basketweave

 

In this 3 session course, experienced students will have the opportunity to develop more advanced projects and create multiple fused pieces of their choice! Entry level fusing knowledge and cutting experience is required. Class size is limited for a more focused learning experience. Students must supply their own tools & materials and projects must be developed and discussed in class with the instructor or pre-approved by the instructor. Course cost includes 2 kiln firings, each additional kiln firing is only $10!

 

 

FRAMING LAB

with Faith

Saturday July 18th
1-3 pm
$25.00

 

Framing Your Glass Creations

Framing Your Glass Creations

 

Watch & learn the ins and outs of framing your stained glass projects and how to work with a variety of framing materials in this 2 hour lab.

 

Here is a listing of all classes:

JUNE

Wednesday, June 3rd: SLUMPING SESSION 6 -8 pm $85.

Saturday, June 6th: FUSIBLE MOSAICS part 2 of 2 9am – 3pm

Saturday, June 13th: FREE DEMO DAY!9 am – Noon

Saturday, June 13th: TASTE OF FUSING 1 -3 pm $70.

Wednesday, June 17th: DRAPED SEA GRASS VASES 6 – 8pm $125.

Saturday, June 20th: KILN CARVED WINDCHIMES

                                 Part 1 of 2 9am -3pm $150.

Wednesday, June 24th: COLOUR DE VERRE SUNFLOWERS 6-8pm $125.

Saturday, June 27th:KILN CARVED WINDCHIMES

                                Part 2 of 2 9am – Noon

Saturday, June 27th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.

 

JULY

Wednesday, July 8th:TASTE OF FUSING 6 -8 pm $70.

Saturday, July 11th: COMPREHENSIVE CUTTING COURSE 12 – 3pm $55.

Wednesday,July 15th,22nd,29th:BEACH SCENE MOSAICS

                       (3 consecutive classes)       6-8 pm  $150.

Saturday, July 18th – August 1st: INTERMEDIATE FUSING WORKSHOP 

                     9 am – Noon $110.

Saturday, July 18th: FRAMING LAB 1 -3 pm $25.

Saturday,July 25th: SLUMPING SESSION 1 -3 pm $85.

 

 

For more information please contact:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy. Lake Worth, FL. 33460

Phone: 561.585.9011 EXT 106 Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494

Fax: 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

Trying a New Medium? Exciting Entry Level Classes for Fusing, Slumping and Stained Glass At McMow Art Glass

Are you an artist looking to try a new medium?  Have you dabbled in the glass arts previously and would love a refresher course?  McMow Art Glass is the perfect place for you!  The Rickie Report gives the details about some exciting entry level classes at McMow.  For those who love glass as an art form, both functional and decorative, this is for you!

 

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Check out our upcoming schedule of exciting entry level glass classes:

Glass fusing is one of the most exciting of all the glass art forms around today. The fusing process consists of layering and melting together cut pieces of glass in a glass firing kiln. Glass fusion is experimental, free form and appeals to a wide-variety of glass artisans, crafters and those just looking for a unique new hobby.

Choose from either one of our entry level fusing classes:

 

 

Taste of Fusing
$70.00

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In this 2 hour session, participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing and work with a variety of glass materials including glass frits, powders, and pulled stringers. A wide-variety of fused works will be on display for participants to see. Participants will complete their very own fused glass coaster. The completed, fired pieces will be available for pick-up the following week.

 

 

Saturday April 11th 1-3pm
Wednesday April 15th 6-8pm
Wednesday May 6th 6-8pm
Saturday May 23rd 1-3pm
Saturday June 13th 1-3pm

 

 

Slumping Session
$85.00

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In this 2 hour session participants will learn about the basics of glass fusing and slumping. Slumping is the process of shaping your kiln formed piece into a desired shape using a mold. Students will use a variety of glass components to complete their choice of a glass bowl, plate, or sushi platter. 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.

Wednesday April 8th 6-8pm
Saturday May 2nd 1-3pm
Wednesday June 3rd 6-8pm
Saturday May 27th 1-3pm

 

 

BEGINNER’S STAINED GLASS CLASSES

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In this class you will learn the basic techniques required to create a stained glass panel. Learn how to cut and shape glass, how to foil and solder, and how to assemble your project for a beautiful, completed stained glass panel, handmade by you!
Cost of $150.00 (plus tax) includes instruction, a beginner’s stained glass pattern, glass, and all of the materials you will need to complete your first project! There are no additional costs! Class meets once a week for four weeks – 3 hour session each class.

 

 

All students will receive a 15% discount on week 4 of class to purchase materials and supplies, if you would like to continue on your own or with us in our Intermediate Stained Glass Classes!

 

Upcoming Class Schedules for April-June 2015:

Tuesdays March 31st-April 21st 5:30- 8:30pm
Saturday April 4th- April 25th 12pm-3pm
Tuesdays April 28th-May 19th 5:30- 8:30pm
Saturday May 2nd – May 23rd 12pm-3pm
Tuesdays May 26th- June 16th 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays May 30th-June 20th 12-3pm

Please call (561) 585-9011 x100 to register!

 

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy.          Lake Worth, FL. 33460
Call: 561.585.9011 EXT 106    Toll Free: 1.888.701.3494
Fax: 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 The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291