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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2019 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  vicki@fusedglassenthusiasts.com and indicating which class you’d be interested in taking. See class descriptions below in the “Classes Available” section.

Classes at the Dragonflies Ceilidh studio in Abbotsford are limited to four participants to ensure that everyone gets personal instruction as they need it. If you are interested in a class described below, just send an email and we’ll find a date together. 4 participants are needed to do a class, so bring a friend!

A glimpse into our classes

Classes Available Now:

Fused Glass Beginner
Fused Glass Beginner
January 12, 2019. You'll learn the basics of glass art, cutting glass and piecing it...
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Frit Edged Vase: Intermediate
Frit Edged Vase: Intermediate
January 13, 2019. These are the vases everyone is talking about! The student will learn...
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Garden Party Weekend
Garden Party Weekend
January 19 & 20, 2019. During the Garden Party weekend, you’ll create one large free...
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Valentine’s Day: Pendants and plates to celebrate love
Valentine’s Day: Pendants and plates to celebrate love
February 5, 2019. No experience necessary in this fun class devoted to creating beautiful Valentine's...
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Mini Garden Party
Mini Garden Party
February 6, 2019. No experience necessary in this fun class devoted to creating beautiful and...
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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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Suncatchers: Intermediate
Suncatchers: Intermediate
Students will make one sun catcher and one wind chime with dangles. One will be...
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Christmas Ornaments
Christmas Ornaments
No experience necessary in this fun class devoted to decorating Christmas ornaments.  These beautiful Christmas...
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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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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 vicki@fusedglassenthusiasts.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