Fused Glass Enthusiasts

Fused Glass Enthusiasts

Fused Glass classes to appease your inner glass addiction
How Classes Work
This is a wonderful fun, creative process and you will be (I hope) as addicted as I am! Come with your creative ideas and be ready to have some fun. There's some important details here,...
About The Artist
My name is Victoria Urbich, and I'm a fused glass enthusiast who recently moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia, and I’d like to help people become as passionate about fused glass as I am. I am offering...
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2018 Classes – Sign up now

We have our dates for the upcoming classes and we’d love for you to join us. We have offerings with the arts councils in the Fraser Valley (posted below when available) or you can request a class by emailing vurbich@gmail.com and indicating which class you’d be interested in taking. See class descriptions below in the “Classes Available” section.

 

Glass Fusion, a series of 4 classes that takes you from beginner to intermediate:

Take one class, or all four.
March 11, 18 April 8,15

The classes are from 10:00 to 4:00.

All supplies and lunch is included in the cost of the classes.
Price includes instruction, glass and supplies.

 

Class 1: Basics of Glass Fusing

Class 2: Glass Techniques

Class 3: Vases & Bowls

Class 4: Frit Edged Vases

This series of classes is held at the Mission Arts Council:

33529 First Avenue
Mission, BC
V2V1H1
Phone: 604-826-0029
Sign Up: info@missionartscouncil.ca

Classes Available Now:

Frit Edged Vase: Intermediate
Frit Edged Vase: Intermediate
These are the vases everyone is talking about! The student will learn to make 2...
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Suncatchers: Intermediate
Suncatchers: Intermediate
Students will make one sun catcher and one wind chime with dangles. One will be...
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Pendants: Beginner
Pendants: Beginner
The beginner fused glass class will introduce students to glass basics, safety, glass cutting, and...
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Small Plates: Beginner
Small Plates: Beginner
You'll learn the basics of glass art, cutting glass and piecing it together and learning...
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Pocket Vase: Intermediate
Pocket Vase: Intermediate
Students with cutting experience will learn to make these cute pocket vases that hold water...
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Coral Bowls: Intermediate
Coral Bowls: Intermediate
Coral bowls are a one day course and you will make 2 coral bowls.  These...
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How Classes Work

This is a wonderful fun, creative process and you will be (I hope) as addicted as I am! Come with your creative ideas and be ready to have some fun. There’s some important details here, so please read them through:

  • I have a fully equipped studio with all the tools you need, including great coldworking equipment.
  • All supplies are included in the classes. Please contact me for prices.
  • Class size is limited to 4, I want to give you all as much attention as possible.
  • Proper attire is essential, long pants, long sleeved shirts and closed shoes. I will provide safety glasses etc.
  • We request a credit card number to hold your spot in a course, and on the day of the course you can choose to pay with credit (Visa, MasterCard), cash or e transfer
  • Course fees are non refundable, but if it’s an emergency you can choose another date.

What you should expect to learn:

  • Beginners will learn the basics, safety, how to cut glass, how to do some cold working and drilling holes for bails on pendants.  The beginner student will have a choice of making pendants or small dishes.
  • Intermediates:  Those with some knowledge of glass cutting etc, will have a choice of several classes such as pocket vases, sun catchers or coral bowls. The piece will have to fired overnight and then more work will be done to finish it.
  • In the intermediate classes, I will go into more detail on drilling, and cold working, pulling stringer and the use of powders on textured moulds.  
  • I will also rent out the moulds and you can do 3 bottles at once in my large kiln.  Please contact me for more info.
  • Studio time can be rented so you don’t have to buy your own tools.

Contact:

Please call 604-880-4856 or email me at vurbich at gmail dot com for information and registration. I am located in central Abbotsford just a 4 minute drive from the freeway.

About The Artist

My name is Victoria Urbich, and I’m a fused glass enthusiast who recently moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia, and I’d like to help people become as passionate about fused glass as I am. I am offering fused glass classes for beginners, and I’d love to share the knowledge I’ve gained over the past 6 years doing art shows in and around BC.

I’ve been to many master classes, including the Glass Expo in Las Vegas and I’ve always been curious to experiment and create my own angle on fused glass. Now that I’ve moved, I have a larger studio and the room to host a few people and share some of my experience; it’ll just be the occasional weekend, but I’d love to meet you and help you get into the incredible (and addictive!) world of fused glass.

You can visit my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Dragonflies-Ceilidh-125652944183005/

And see my own works on my website here: http://www.dragonfliesceilidh.com