So when my friend Michele announced a stained glass workshop at her studio, in which the teacher (the fabulous David Jacobson) would be supplying EVERYTHING, I jumped at it. So glad I did. I loved it. David is an awesome teacher, and now I know I can cut glass and use a soldering iron. Neither with any expertise, mind you, but I'm thrilled with what I did.
Here is David teaching. He's so interesting, has so much knowledge, and a truckload of patience.
David brought all the tools we needed, lots of glass to choose from, dozens of design books, not one, but two grinders, eye protection for everyone, a variety of glass cutters, gloves, patina, several soldering irons and stands, solder, flux.....you get the idea.....EVERYTHING.
Pat and I goof around with a piece of glass. We always have a great time.
And we show off our finished pieces. Yes, we actually went home with a totally completed piece. Check out Miz Pat.....she didn't use one of the patterns we had to choose from. She designed her own! Pretty awesome, if you ask me.
And here is my piece at home, in front of a window. Not too shabby for an absolute beginner.
The best news.....David will be back (he drove in from Michigan!). And you can bet that I'll be there.
If you have ever thought about trying stained glass, you will not be disappointed by one of David's classes. Click HERE to join Michele's Meetup group so you'll know when his next class is scheduled. And check out the rest of the upcoming classes. Some great teachers are heading to Michele's wonderful studio, Little Bird Creations.