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New 96 Fusing Valcox Frit blends and purple fusing glass


By Linda Ehlers - June 23, 2020

SYSTEM 96 VALCOX FRIT BLENDS


Ocean Deep (left) - $5/oz
Blue Lotis (right) - $5/oz




Blackberry (left) - $6/oz
Oleander (right)- $6/oz

COVID-19 UPDATE:
Customers can now shop in my main floor glass room OR in the fusing supply section of my basement.  Customers must wear a mask and hand santize (or wash hand in my main floor bathroom) when arriving. Only one customer or 2 from the same family allowed in at a time.  Let me know if you will be shopping for fusing supplies and I will sanitize my hand rail before your arrival.   By appointment only.  Call, text, or click on the "Set Appointment" button on my website to stop by.

Classes suspended indefinitely.  Look for video learning from my website come September.

SUMMER 2020 CLOSED DATES:
July 2-6
July 11-18
August 8-16


Cheese & Cracker Plate Set - $60
9.75 x 9.75" and 5.75 x 5.75"
Glass:  OGT 347.1F Pale Purple White
            OGT 240.74F Lilac Opal

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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, custom stained glass panels, 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.

 
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10% off sale on tools ends Sunday May 31st 2020


By Linda Ehlers - May 26, 2020

Time To Set up Your Workshop
10% Off Tools Below 
Through May 31st, 2020 !



   Brian's Straight Edge Cutter - $145 Sale $130.50 (3 left in stock)
   Glastar Superstar II Grinder - $179 Sale $161.10
   Glastar Eye Shield Support - $18 Sale $16.20
   Glastar Mini Grinding Table - $19 Sale $17.10
   Hakko FX-601 Soldering Iron - $82 Sale $73.80
   Choice Soldering Iron - $25 Sale $22.50
   Choice Rheostat - $25 Sale $22.50
   Choice Iron Stand - $17 Sale $15.30
   Choice Running Pliers - $10 Sale $9
   Choice Grozing Pliers - $9 Sale $8.10
   Fanout Breaking and Grozing Pliers - $27 Sale $24.30
   Bench Brush - $8 Sale $7.20
   Glass Cutters  $26-$45 Sale $23.40-$40.50


Other Tools That Are Nice To Have
   Nick's Grinders Mate - $20 Sale $18
   Grinder Cookie - $12.50 Sale $11.25
   Foil Dispenser - $19 Sale $17.10
   Table Foiler - $65 Sale $58.50
   Weller Smoke Absorber - $89 Sale $80.01

Please call, email, text, or click on the "Set Appointment" button on the Great Glass Galore website.  Summer hiking season is in full swing, so I am not available on Thursdsays till after 4, or most weekends.  I plan to be home this weekend May 30th and 31st.  The store will be closed July 11th-18th.  Please wear a mask and hand sanitize when coming into my home store.  Thanks.

(NOTE:  I am looking for a pet sitter that can test blood glucose and give insulin shots that will come to my house in Superior.  If you know anyone, please let me know.)

 


My Spring Projects.  

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, custom stained glass panels, 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.
 
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New Fusing Glass in Stock and New Mold Shapes


By Linda Ehlers - May 11, 2020

New Fusing Glass In Stock

Left to Right:
Fuser's Reserve 28 Opal White with Blue Aventurine
Blue Aventurine
Green Aventurine
Fuser's Reserve 6 - Celadon and Opal


New Shapes You Can Fire 
At Great Glass Galore


New 7 3/8" round slumper.



9" square rippled Bowl


15.5" Round Platter (also cut as 14" platter in 
main photo with the 2 platters using
Fuser's Reserve6 - Celadon and Opal.)



15" Deep Bowl (fires to 13" diameter by 3" deep)

Main Floor Glass Room Now Open
-My main floor glass room is now open for customers to purchase supplies and pick out glass.  Please wear a mask when you enter my house.  
-Note you can still pick up your order from the front porch if you choose not to socialize.


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, custom stained glass panels, 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.

 
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Great Glass Galore Business Updates


By Linda Ehlers - April 27, 2020

Class Updates
Due to the Covid 19 I have decided to cancel scheduled classes until September 2020.  Right now, I am not prepared to social distance in my classroom, or with the carpooling to my house.  I have a plan in place for September, if need be, of smaller class sizes and Plexiglas partitions along with the option to doing on-line tutorials and classes. 

If the virus lets up over the summer, I will offer some drop-in workshop times for both stained glass and fused glass students with whatever you want to work or get help on.  I will send out an email if this happens.

If you have currently paid for a cancelled class, you are welcome to get a refund on your class fee, or credit that can be used for later classes, workshop time, supplies, or labor for me to help you with a project. 

   
Business Hours Update
Boulder County has currently extended the “Stay At Home” order through May 8th , 2020.  So I am currently not inviting customers into my house.  You are welcome to drop off projects to be fired, and pick up purchased supplies/glass from my front porch.  Once the “Stay At Home” order is lifted, I plan to allow access to customers in my glass supply room on the main floor of my house as long as customers wear a mask.
For glass purchases, I am texting photos of glass in stock to customers and the customer can then decide what colors and how much to purchase.
I am also now taking payments through VENMO for your convenience.

10% Off Tools Through May 31st, 2020
At this time, I encourage you to work from home, and am offering 10% off on tools till the end of May so you can build your workshop.  The following tools are on sale:

   Brian's Straight Edge Cutter - $145 Sale $130.50 (Not in stock.  Made to order.)
   Glastar Superstar II Grinder - $179 Sale $161.10
   Glastar Eye Shield Support - $18 Sale $16.20
   Glastar Mini Grinding Table - $19 Sale $17.10
   Hakko FX-601 Soldering Iron - $82 Sale $73.80
   Choice Soldering Iron - $25 Sale $22.50
   Choice Rheostat - $25 Sale $22.50
   Choice Iron Stand - $17 Sale $15.30
   Choice Running Pliers - $10 Sale $9
   Choice Grozing Pliers - $9 Sale $8.10
   Fanout Breaking and Grozing Pliers - $27 Sale $24.30
   Bench Brush - $8 Sale $7.20
   Glass Cutters  $26-$45 Sale $23.40-$40.50

Fused Glass "For Sale" Gallery Update
With Mother’s Day coming up, class art would make a great gift.  See what’s available on my website by clicking on “For Sale” towards the top of my website.  Then click on any option in the pull down menu.  Move your cursor over the item to get price and size.

Black Iridized / Pink / White
small fused glass dishes - 50% off
Regularly $15 each. Sale $7.50 each

Get Help
I am available for help via text, phone, email, or the Duo App.

For $36/hour I can help you with any part of your stained glass projects:
-Jig Making
-Pattern Making
-Metal Framing (Custom Wood Frames in cherry, maple, oak, and walnut can be ordered)
-Straight Edge Cutting
-Cutting
-Foiling
-Soldering
-Patinaing

Kiln Firing: I have a  separate fee sheet for kiln firing.  Please request a copy.
Glass repairs: costs $48/hour plus materials.  It takes roughly one hour to repair one broken piece.  Less per piece if broken pieces are side by side.  Note: I no longer do lead came repairs, only the copper foil/solder technique.

Custom Window Orders:  I am booked out with custom window orders till September 2020, but have started a list of fall customers.

Anything else you need help on that you can think of, just give me a shout.

Stay In, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy. 

             HAPPY SPRING!



Linda Ehlers,
Owner/Teacher/Artist
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, custom stained glass panels, 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 for closed dates.


 
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Business hours and class updates Spring 2020


By Linda Ehlers - March 25, 2020

Class Updates
   Due to the Corona Virus outbreak and social distancing requirements, glass classes are cancelled until May 1st.   Due to the possibility of future classes being cancelled,  you can sign up for class and pay the class fee on the first day of class instead of within one week of signing up.  A new updated class schedule is below.

   If you are a student in any of the cancelled classes (March-April), you have first priority to sign up for one of the classes below if you sign up by March 31st
   Any class fees can be used towards:
  1. Another class.
  2. Refund.  (I’ll need your mailing address to mail you a refund check.)
  3. Store credit (that can later be used towards classes, supplies, glass, or refund).

Business Hours Update
I am currently not inviting customers/students into my house.  You are welcome to drop off and pick up from my front porch.

I am still available to fire fusing projects and to cut/bend metal frames.  Make an appointment and leave projects on my front porch.

You can also place glass/supply orders and pick up on my front porch.  You can set an appointment, call, email, or text a list of items you’d like to purchase.  Glass is a little harder.  You can tell me manufacture and color numbers and I can see what I have in stock, you can let me pick out the colors for you, or I can text you photos with options for a glass color.  This will all take more time, which most of us have more of right now.  I’ll leave the items on my front porch and you can call to pay by credit card, or I’ll leave you an envelope to pay by cash or check and you can leave it under my front door matt. Do not lick the envelope!


           Glass Classes May – August 2020

*** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
$89 Beginner / $69 Non-Beginner (Tools & materials separate.)
 (OR Beginner $179 all inclusive fee - class fee ($89), tool rental ($20), + materials & taxes ($70).)
 (Non-beginners can also pay $19 to attend one day if space available.)

MAY 2020
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — May 5, 12, 19, 26                               
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – May 6, 13, 20, 27
Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — May 7, 14, 21, 28

JUNE 2020
Monday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — June 8, 15, 22, 29
Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM — June 9, 16, 23, 30                               
Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM – June 10, 17, 24, July 1



*** Glass Fusing One Day Classes ***
  $60 Beginner / $50 Non-Beginner (Includes firing fees & tool rental.  Materials separate.)
              MAY 2ND    2020  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
           MAY 16TH   2020  Saturday Afternoon 2-5 PM
           JUNE 15TH   2020  Monday Evening 6:30-9:30 PM


*** NO CLASSES JULY OR AUGUST



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CLASS NOTES:  Great Glass Galore is a home based business.  Due to that…
  • Parking: Students will park and meet 15 minutes before class at the Rock Creek Pool and Tennis courts (1650 S. Indiana St.) on the southeast corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Indiana Street.  From there, you can walk 5 minutes to my house, or the instructor will drive you over in her car (a red Ford Explorer).
  • 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.


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

GLASS FUSING
All students:  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.  The firing fees for all your projects are included in the class fee, but expect to spend $30-$80 on materials. Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required. Ask about scheduling an optional 1.25 hour glass cutting workshop (cost $20).   System 96 glass is used during the 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.
Beginners: 
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, and about the changing properties of glass as it heats and cools.  You will have time to make one large project (up to a 12x12” square or 12” round plate) and several smaller projects.  The 5 week class will also covering using patina to change the color of the solder.
Non-Beginners:  Just 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.

STAINED GLASS
Beginners:  :  Make one of over 3 dozens patterns of 15 pieces or less, learning the steps of the copper foil method (cutting, grinding, foiling, soldering, and framing). Try Great Glass Galore tools the 1st week, then purchase or rent tools by the 2nd week.  Also learn how to patina solder in 5 week class.
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.  You can also learn the lead came method of stained glass.



Private Lessons: Not available at this time.
Workshop Time: Not available at this time.


Stay In, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

 
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