In that blog I mentioned I have taken Fused Glass classes from some of the finest world renowned Fused Glass artists/instructors - Tanya Veit, David Alcala, Anne Nye, etc., and I promised I'd talk a little about these classes in another blog.
So I've told you about Coral (my first fused glass instructor), now I'd like to talk about Tanya Veit from AAE Glass. Well here is the first one of three of the blogs regarding my Fused Glass Classes with Tanya. (One was just too long, because I love Tanya's Fused Glass workshops so much that I've taken several. This way I can show you some of the pictures from each class as well.
Tanya makes the amazing screen printed enamel decals (white, black and color - so I'll do another blog about decals one of these days); additionally she makes some beautiful sterling silver plated findings. As you can tell not only do I love taking Tanya's classes I love her findings and decals as well.
After learning fused glass from Coral (a wonderful and talented teacher in her own right), I was looking at Tanya's decals and I noticed that she also taught fused glass classes and was coming to Denver. I signed up for her workshop "Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry". All I can say is OMG - she was crazy and the class was non-stop!
"Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry" was a 2 day workshop so I stayed the night in Denver and thank God I did. After we finished the first day of the fused glass class I worked for several hours making notes and digesting all she taught us. I was still a new fused glass artist and was a little overwhelmed. WOW - did I say WOW! Based on her description on the AAE Site a few of the things she taught in class included: 5-6 layered glass piece/decal work, intricate etching (including the engraving, Picasso & cream) techniques, painting and coldworking to set pieces in silver plated findings. All I can say is thank God it was a year before I took Tanya's next class, Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry II, because it took me that long to practice the techniques I learned in "Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry 1". Tanya is an extremely vivacious person and instructor it's impossible not to love her instantly.
These are some of the fused glass Pendants I've made using techniques from Tanya's "Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry 1" workshop albeit the techniques can be used in earrings and bracelets as well. BTW I still used these techniques – I love creating fused glass and these techniques make it so much fun! My next blog will be Extreme Fused Glass 2!!
I have several of each technique but they are on the sites, Fused Glass by Karen, My Etsy store, my Artfire Store, my Pinterest, and my YouTube Channel. If you have any questions please email me or if you want custom fused glass artwork.