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2021 Glass Fusing Classes


By Linda Ehlers - September 14, 2021

2021 Glass Fusing Classes

$89 Beginner Fusing Class 2021
Saturday October 16th 2-5PM

Includes firing fees and tool rental.  Materials separate.
Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  You will also learn a basic firing schedule for a small project fired in a small kiln, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will also learn how to use a straight edge cutter and some basic hand cutting techniques. You will have time to make one large square or rectangular project (7x7” candy dish bowl, 8x8”/10x10”/12x12” shallow square slumper plate, or 6x13”/7x14” platter.)  Left over glass can be used to make a 3x3” jewelry dish, 3.5x3.5” ginger plate, or 4x4” coaster.  Expect to spend $15-$40 on materials. 

$45 Non-Beginner Fusing Class 2021

Saturday November 6th 2:30-4:45PM

Includes tool rental.  Materials and firing fees separate. 
25% off firing fees.

Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more. The projects are shaped to ceramic or stainless steel molds and Great Glass Galore has over 60 molds  available for student use.   Work on projects at your own pace, or learn more details about firing schedules, setting up your own kiln, kiln wash, molds, fiber papers, or other fusing techniques.   Amount you spend on materials and firing fees depends upon on how many projects you make. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required


Notes: 
System 96 glass is used during class.  
.  If you decide to make more projects outside of class and don’t have a kiln, you can pay Great Glass Galore to fire them.

$20/Hour Non-Beginner Fusing Friday Workshops 2021

Tools, materials and firing fees not included. 

I have a several students who like to come for 2 hours during the daytime on Fridays when I have time.  If you'd like to be on this list to be contacted by email of informal get togethers, let me know.

NOTE:  GGG will be closed September 19-25.

General In Studio Group Class Information

  • COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks may be required. 
  • Class fee:  50% of class fee is due within one week of registration.  Remainder due first day of session.
  • 50% Class fee deposit is only refundable if you cancel 72 HOURS ahead of the first class.
  • Missed classes:  Cannot be made up.
  • Cancelled classes (due to weather or instructor illness) must be made up on the day class is rescheduled by the instructor or within 30 days of the last class of the session. 
  • Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee unless specified.
  • Students required to bring own safety glasses:  Great Glass Galore has new safety glass for $5 each.
  • Students required to wear closed toed shoes:  No sandals or flip flops.  Sorry I don’t sell shoes.
  • 2 Hour class plus 15 minutes for cleanup:  Classes are scheduled for 2 hours of class time and 15 minutes for cleanup.  If you are still working on you project 5 minutes into the cleanup time, you will be charged $5 extra for every addition 15 minutes over the 2 hour class time.  Note:  This does not apply to beginners.
  • Any tools/supplies/glass stored at GGG:  by students will be dispose of after a year of no use.
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding:  Do not take any of the stained glass classes.


Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…

  • Parking: Only 4 cars maximum will be allowed to park at my house.  Please park on street in front of my yard (from mailboxes below my driveway to lamp post above my driveway), or 1 car in the left side and one 1 car on the right side of my driveway.   Please do not park on the other side of the street or block the middle bay of my garage.
  • Class Size:  Is limited to 4-6 students.  With the limit of 4 parked cars, 2 cars would need to park with 2 students commuting together to my house to have a max of 6 students.
  • Cats:  I have cats.  So if you are allergic to cats, don’t sign up for class or take precautions. 
  • Stairs:  Classes are in my garden level basement.  You must be able to go up and down stairs.
  • In-Class Supplies:  Each student gets their own grinder, grinder cookie, and Nick’s Grinder’s Mate.  Each student (or pair coming together) gets their own workbench, Windex, Paper Towels, Alcohol, Cotton balls, ruler, and silver sharpie.  Any used supplies must be cleaned by student using disinfectant wipes at the end of class.  Students will share straight edge cutters and may not be 6 feet apart at all times.
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Fall 2021 Stained Glass Classes


By Linda Ehlers - August 4, 2021

Fall 2021 Stained Glass Classes
Please read the CLASS RULES & CLASS NOTES below before signing up for class.  These have changed due to COVID and my health.
Due to the demand, students can only sign up for one session.  If there is still space 1 week before a session starts, then students who have already taken 1 session can sign up for a 2nd.

Great Glass Galore close August 10-20 and 25-28.

*** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes 2021***

     Class Fee $160 Beginner / $120 Non-Beginner
  • Tools & materials NOT included in the class fee. 
  • All student must bring their own safety glasses or purchase from GGG for $5.
  • All student must be fully vaccinated for COVID.

   
    Beginner Stained Glass Project

                                                                                                                        
BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS (4 weeks $160)
- $75 materials fee or bring your own.
- $25 tool rental fee, bring your own, or purchase ($128-$203 + tax).
Session 1B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        September 30, October 7, 14, 21                                      
Session 2B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —

                        October 28, November 4, 11, 18                                                    


NON-BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS (4 weeks $120)
Session 1:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM (every other week) –
                        September 29, October 13, 27, November 10
Session 2:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (every other week) —
                        October 5, 19, November 2, 16
Session 3:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM –
                        December 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 4:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —

                        November 30, December 7, 14, 21      
 

Non-Beginner Stained Glass Project
       by Chrisine Adams                             

                                                                                                                                
STAINED GLASS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Beginners:  All students make the beginner project shown on the front page.  Pick out your own class selection 24 hours or more before the first class or instructor will pick out glass for you. Beginners learn the steps of the copper foil method of stained glass (cutting, grinding, fitting, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week. Rent tools ($25), purchase tools ($128-$203 plus tax), or bring your own tools.  Pay the materials fee of $75 or bring you own materials.  The materials fee includes copies, transparencies, dura-lar, glass, foil, solder, flux, metal frame, hooks, and chain.
  • Beginners move to the non-beginner classes once they finish their first project.

Non-Beginners:  Work on whatever you want at your own pace (lamps, boxes, clocks, large windows, fusing, mosaics, stepping stones, or another stained glass panel).  Get added help and tips to advance your stained glass skills and knowledge. Materials and tools not included in class fee.


        
CLASS RULES: 
.  COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks may be required.
.  Class fee:  50% of class fee is due within one week of registration.  Remainder due first day of session.
.  50% Class fee deposit is only refundable if you cancel 72 HOURS ahead of the first class.
.  No makeups for missed classes.
.  Cancelled classes (due to weather or instructor illness) must be made up on the day class is rescheduled by the instructor or within 30 days of the last class of the session.
.  Tools and Materials are not included in the class fee.
.  Students required to bring their own safety glasses:  Great Glass Galore has new safety glass for $5 each.
.  Students required to wear closed toed shoes:  No sandals or flip flops.  Sorry I don’t sell shoes.
.  2 Hour class plus 15 minutes for cleanupClasses are scheduled for 2 hours of class time and 15 minutes for cleanup.  If you are still working on you project 5 minutes into the cleanup time, you will be charged $5 extra for every addition 15 minutes over the 2 hour class time. 
Note:  This does not apply to beginners.
Any tools/supplies/glass stored at GGG:  by students will be dispose of after ONE year of no use.



CLASS NOTES:  Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…
  • Parking: Only 4 cars maximum will be allowed to park at my house.  Please park on street in front of my yard (from mailboxes below my driveway to lamp post above my driveway), or 1 car in the left side and one 1 car on the right side of my driveway.   Please do not park on the other side of the street or block the middle bay of my garage.
  • Class Size:  Is limited to 4-6 students.  With the limit of 4 parked cars, 2 cars would need to park with 2 students commuting together to my house to have a max of 6 students.
  • Cats:  I have cats.  So if you are allergic to cats, don’t sign up for class or take precautions.
  • Stairs:  Classes are in my garden level basement.  You must be able to go up and down stairs.
  • In-Class Supplies:  Each student gets their own grinder, grinder cookie, and Nick’s Grinder’s Mate.  Each student (or pair coming together) gets their own workbench, Windex, Paper Towels, Alcohol, Cotton balls, ruler, and silver sharpie.  Any used supplies must be cleaned by student using disinfectant wipes at the end of class.  Students will share straight edge cutters and may not be 6 feet apart at all times.
  • Appointment to look at glass/supplies:  Students can make an appointment to come 30 minutes before class to look at glass.  Only one spot available per class.  Students can also schedule an appointment to shop a day or time outside of class time, just not the hour after class.
  • Vision or hand problems:  If you have health issues with your vision or hands, please call and talk with the instructor before signing up for class.


Private Lessons:
$36/hour for one student
$24/hour for each student for two students coming together
$20/hour for each student for 3 or more students coming together


BUSINESS HOURS: Retail and wholesale customers are welcome by appointment. To make an appointment, call or text Linda’s cell: 303-641-3575 or email Linda@GreatGlassGalore.com  or click on “Set Appointment” at www.greatglassgalore.com.
Check upper right hand corner of website for closed/vacation dates.
                                                                                                                        


 
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Beginner Glass Fusing Video Class Available on YouTube


By Linda Ehlers - July 26, 2021

Beginner Glass Fusing Video Class Available on YouTube
Great Glass Galore's Beginner Fusing Class Instructional Video
Is Now Available on the Great Glass Galore YouTube Channel



Video shows you types of projects you can do in the class,
materials you can use in your project,
how to cut and assemble your project, 
glass properties when glass is heated and cooled, and
shows you how the sample project is fired in a kiln.

Go to YouTube.  Search for the Great Glass Galore channel.
Click on Playlist.  Then Click on "Beginner Fusing Glass Class".

You can watch the videos before coming to an in person Glass Fusing Class
at Great Glass Galore.

OR

Purchase the supplies for you project at Great Glass Galore,
Assemble at home.  Then bring in to Great Glass Galore 
to be fired.



Great Glass Galore is open through August 9th for supply purchases.
(Closed August 10-20 and 25-28)
Stained Glass Classes will start up last of week of September 
and schedule will be post by August 9th.

Great Glass Galore is your full service home based art glass store offering stained glass supplies, art glass supplies, fused glass supplies, stained glass tools, stained glass, stained glass classes, fused glass classes (glass fusion classes, hot glass classes, or glass kiln classes), art glass classes, glass cabinets, glass gifts (fused jewelry, glass jewelry, fused bowls, fused dishes, fused plates, stained glass hangings, stained glass windows, stained glass panels), glass instructions, and stained glass repair.  GGG is no longer doing custom stained glass. Business hours by appointment.  Call, text, or click on “Set Appointment” at top of website to set an appointment.  Also, check upper right hand corner of website on your computer for closed dates.
Great Glass Galore accepts Visa, MC, Discover, Cash, Check, and Venmo payments.

 
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Open July 9-13, closed July 14-23 2021


By Linda Ehlers - July 6, 2021

Open July 9-13, closed July 14-23 2021
GREAT GLASS GALORE JULY AND AUGUST 2021 OPEN/CLOSED DATES

Open July 9-13
Closed July 14-23
Open July 24-August 9
Closed August 10-20
Open August 21-24
Closed August 25-28

Open August 29-31
(Open dates are for supply purchases.  Please call, email, text, or click on the set appointment button on my website to make an appointment.)

NOTE  
July:  No classes or private lessons.  I will not be firing projects for customers in my kilns.
August:  I am available for private lessons of 1 hour at a time.  This applies to help with one step in the beginner process of stained glass or non-beginner help with a special project.  I will fire projects in my kilns, but delays may happen due to my travel schedule.

(I will not be doing longer private lessons for a complete class or group lessons till November.)


I've recovered much quicker from my surgery than expected.  I was able to walk 1-3 miles the first week, 3-4 the second week, and hike 4-7.5 the 3rd week.

Linda on the Ouray Parimeter trail


Have a happy summer and happy trails!

Linda Ehlers,
Owner, Great Glass Galore
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Great Glass Galore Closed June 15-July 15, 2021


By Linda Ehlers - June 1, 2021

Great Glass Galore Closed June 15-July 15, 2021
Great Glass Galore Closed June 15 - July 15, 2021

Note my summer hours have changed due to a major surgery I am having on June 15th.  I also am not sure what my hours will be for the rest of the summer, but I will send out an email/blog as soon as I know and you can find the latest closed hours in the upper right hand corner of my website.  Because of this, I have also pushed out group class start dates to November 2021.  I've also made public my snowflake and beginner stained glass cutting class on my Great Glass Galore YouTube channel and plan to release more videos this year.


Gray FlatIrons Consignment Piece
2x4' Glass Cut Phase

Consignment Stained Glass Orders
I am no longer taking stained glass consignment orders, but am still doing copper foil/solder method stained glass repairs.  (Note:  I am no longer doing stained glass lead came repairs.)  This past year I've been crazy busy with consignment orders and would now like to spend some time working on my own projects.  Thus, I am no longer taking orders and would like to give out a list of artists who do consignement orders and pass this on to customers that contact me.  If you'd like to be on this list, please give me the following info:

.  Name
.  Phone #
.  Email
.  Any websites or social media accounts where your work is displayed.
.  What type of work you do.  (Stained glass-lead came, stained glass-copper foil, mosaics, fusing, repairs, large windows, window installs, framing etc.)
.  Bio (Years of experience, years in business, eduction, work goals, etc.)


Bernie Stained Glass For Sale

11x14" zinc frame $295

Happy Holidays and Happy Summer!
Linda Ehlers
Owner, Great Glass Galore


Great Glass Galore is your full service home based art glass store offering stained glass supplies, art glass supplies, fused glass supplies, stained glass tools, stained glass, stained glass classes, fused glass classes (glass fusion classes, hot glass classes, or glass kiln classes), art glass classes, glass cabinets, glass gifts (fused jewelry, glass jewelry, fused bowls, fused dishes, fused plates, stained glass hangings, stained glass windows, stained glass panels), glass instructions, and stained glass repair.  Business hours by appointment.  Call, text, or click on “Set Appointment” at top of website to set an appointment.  Also, check upper right hand corner of website on your computer for closed dates.
NOTE:  I am currently not taking consignment orders.  Please see the "For Sale" pages of my website to see what finished glass items are available.


Great Glass Galore accepts Visa, MC, Discover, Cash, Check, and Venmo payments.

 
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