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Great Glass Galore Is Now Back Open January 12, 2022


By Linda Ehlers - January 12, 2022

Great Glass Galore Is Now Back Open January 12, 2022
GREAT GLASS GALORE IS NOW OPEN
JANUARY CLASSES CANCELLED


Luckily, our smoke damage wasn't as bad as neighboring houses due to the good quality windows we put in.  We've been able to do some of our own smoke mitigation with ozone machines and HEPA purifiers. We are changing the furnace filters frequently till we have the HVAC system cleaned on January 21st and do not smell any smoke in the house.

Customers are welcome to come by to purchase supplies and glass, or drop off items to be fired. You can also pick up or drop off on my front porch, if you prefer to do that.

However, I am cancelling the rest of January classes till we get the HVAC cleaned.

Thanks for all your support and understanding.

Linda Ehlers



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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Great Glass Galore Temporarily Closed January 2022


By Linda Ehlers - January 2, 2022

Great Glass Galore Temporarily Closed January 2022
GREAT GLASS GALORE FIRE UPDATE
Hi Everyone,
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers.  Our house did not burn down, but is 3 blocks away from houses that have and are still smoldering.  We are still evacuated and have electricity but no heat.  We may not be allowed in our neighborhood or have heat till Tuesday.  So GGG is temporarily closed.  I will send out another email/blog as soon as I can take customers.

JANUARY CLASSES
This also means classes will not start this week.  I am postponing the start of January classes by 2 weeks.  I have a trip planned to Hawaii 2/1-15 (as long as Covid doesn't shut down the islands).  So the January classes would have to finish up the last 2 weeks of February.   I also may have to just cancel, or squeeze the 4 week January classes into 2 weeks in February.  If you are a January students and this doesn’t fit into your schedule.  Just email or text me for a refund on the class fee collected.

FIRE ESCAPE EXPERIENCE
 I’ve had lots of emails, texts , and phone calls from customers, students, neighbors, family and friends asking how we are and offering up lodging.  This has been greatly appreciated.  I am having trouble keeping up with correspondence, so below are some details of our situation.

We thought we had plenty of time to get out, but took an hour and a half to drive 1 mile to Safeway, because of the evacuation traffic.  During this time, we were stuck on Coalton Rd. and could see the fire erupt on the north side of the townhouses that are on the west side of McCaslin on the top of the hill.  Then saw fire erupt on the east side of McCaslin in our subdivision.  This is when we realized we could lose our house.  Took us another half hour to make it to my sister’s and brother in-laws house on the east side of Lafayette once we got past Safeway.  Normally they are 15 minute drive from our house.  We made it out with a few clothes, pills, computers, cats, and a few paintings and stained glass pieces.  We figured as long as the elementary school to our west didn’t burn, our house would be safe, and that is what happened.

Our section of town is still evacuated.  We parked at Safeway yesterday and walked in a mile to check on our house.  There is ash on the front porch, and some ash came in under front door and some came in through the vent in the upstairs bathroom.  We found 2 small water leaks from the cold.  Both were from gaskets constricting, and Brian was able to fix them by tightening the joints.  The house was 46 degrees.  We have electricity, but no gas.  We drained our water and set up spacer heaters near plumbing.  We had 2 space heaters in our house, my sister walked one in, and  then we walked back out and brought in 2 more that we got from free ones offered to Superior and Louisville residences.  There are still houses smoldering down the street from us.  So not sure when our section of town will be let back in.  Excel has to go door to door to turn on gas, and you must be home for them to do it.  So our gas won’t be turned on till we are let in.  Excel is hoping to get all gas turned on by Tuesday.

Photo: Looking north on McCaslin just south of the Key Bank building before we were evacuating.
 
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Don't Forget Your Art Glass Gifts!


By Linda Ehlers - December 18, 2021

Don't Forget Your Art Glass Gifts!
STAINED GLASS SNOWFLAKES $29-$225
They Make Great Gifts!


Click on "For Sale" at www.greatglassgalore.com then
Click on "Stained Glass For Sale" to see all available snowflakes
and pricing.




FUSED DISHES AND JEWELERY 50% OFF!!!
THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST 2021






Click on "For Sale" at www.greatglassgalore.com then
Click on "Fused Glass For Sale"  or "Glass Jewelry For Sale"
to see most of my dishes and jewelry for sale.

Great Glass Galore is open for in studio shopping and
will be open till 3 PM on Friday December  24th.
To shop, please make an appointment by calling,
texting, emailing or click on "Set Appointment"
at the top of the GGG website.


Happy Holidays!
 
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Art Glass Classes January-March 2022


By Linda Ehlers - December 6, 2021

Art Glass Classes January-March 2022
*** 4 Week Stained Glass Classes ***
    *****  January - March 2022  *****

     Class Fee $160 Beginner / $120 Non-Beginner
                            . Tools & materials NOT included in class fee. 

BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS (4 weeks $160)
- $75 materials fee or bring your own ($69.16 + $5.84 tax).
- $25 tool rental fee, bring your own, or purchase ($128-$203 + tax).
Session 3B:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        January 4, 11, 18, 25                                                         
Session 4B:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (no class March 24) —
                        March 3, 10, 17, 31                                                                                     

                   Beginner Project


NON-BEGINNER STAINED GLASS SESSIONS (4 weeks $120)
Session 5:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM  –
                        January 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 6:  Thursday Evening 6:30-8:45PM —
                        January 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 7:  Tuesday Evening 6:30-8:45PM (no class March 22) —
                        March 1, 8, 15, 29
Session 8:  Wednesday Morning 10AM-12:15PM (no class March 23) –
                        March 2, 9, 16, 30


Non-beginner Project

    *** 1 Day Fusing Glass Classes ***
BEGINNER FUSING GLASS CLASS - $90
     Saturday February 19th9AM-12PM – Firing Fees includes.  Materials not included.

NON-BEGINNER FRIDAY FUSING GLASS CLASS - $45
     Friday February 25th 2-4:15PM– Firing fees and materials not included.


        Fused 8x8" Plate


CLASS RULES: 
COVID: All students in group classes MUST BE vaccinated and masks may be required in group classes.
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 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 a year of no use.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding:  Do not take any of the stained glass classes.
Health Concerns:  If you have health issues with hand eye coordination, hand/wrist strength, brain injuries
  or vision problems, please call and talk to the instructor before signing up for class.



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.




CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

STAINED GLASS
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.


BEGINNER FUSED GLASS
Learn about the materials used in fusing and how to clean and assemble them.  Learn how to use a straight edge cutter to cut the glass and some basic hand cutting techniques.  Students will make one large square or rectangular project (7x7” candy dish, 8x8”/10x10”/12x12” shallow square slumper plate, or a 6x13”/7x14” rectangular 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.  Firing fees and tool rental included in the class fee.


NON-BEGINNER FRIDAY FUSING GLASS
Make one or more bowls, plates, tiles, clocks, coasters, jewelry and more.  The student assembles the projects and the teacher fires them.  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.   The asdmount you spend on materials and firing fees depends upon how many projects you make.  Glass cutting skills are recommended, but not required.

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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, 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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50% OFF FUSED DISHES & JEWELRY!!!!


By Linda Ehlers - November 3, 2021

50% OFF FUSED DISHES & JEWELRY!!!!
HOLIDAY AND INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE !
50% OFF ALL FUSED DISHES AND JEWELRY IN STOCK !!!
(Sale ends December 31st, 2021)

Call, email, text, or click on "Set Appointment"  on the
Great Glass Galore website to set an appointment to stop by
and shop.  Note:  Store/shop closed November 5th-8th.


All kinds of Colors!


All kinds of Shapes!


Amazing Artwork!


Lots of Jewelry!


                            

You can also go to the website and click on the "For Sale" button
to see a close up photo and pricing on some of the items.



                         
           Happy Holidays!
Linda Ehlers, Owner/Artist/Teacher


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.

 
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