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Holiday Happiness is a Warm Kiln






A gift for you! Enjoy three elegant, fast and easy gift ideas that guarantee guilt free studio time even at this busy time of year.

‘Tis the season for giving. This wonderful time of year, we open our hearts and put others needs and wishes ahead of our own. But in this fast-paced, cyber world where we have hundreds of friends at our fingertips, it’s surprising how disconnected from each other we can really be. There’s no better way to make a special, personal impression and show just how much you care than with a beautiful, hand-made piece of glass art.

So, I’m sharing some of my favorite gift ideas. I love these fun and festive designs. They make giving easy, because they’re always well received, year after year.

Embelished Wine Bottles

Glitzy Wine Bottle Cheese Tray

Here’s a new twist on an old concept. Decorate flattened wine bottles with fired dichroic scrap. Don’t forget to include the kids. Gluing the bits and pieces is a family-friendly activity. Dress up the bottle further with ribbon and a cheese spreader from the Dollar Store. Four nuggets glued to the bottom of the bottle ramp up the sparkle you get from the jewel tone embellishments.

Fire the bottles at 300 degrees an hour to 1450 degrees. Hold for 10 minutes. Drop to 960 and hold for 40 minutes. Allow the kiln to cool to room temperature.

Wine bottle tags

Wine Bottle Charm with Funny Tag

“We’ll be friends until we are old and senile… Then we’ll be NEW friends!!” 

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Wine Bottle Charm

You’ll have them laughing out loud with this humorous ornament. It’s a breeze to make. The base is made with a 2” x 1 ½” piece of iridized black and a 2” x ½” piece of dichroic glass. Cap the two pieces with a 2” x 2” piece of clear. Write your message on the top of the clear glass with fusible paint and fuse, then glue a bail on the backside of the fired glass. Cut a wine bottle silhouette from stiff, decorative scrap book paper. Make and print the label on colored paper and glue it in place. Tie the charm on with ribbon for a quick, personalized gift for those hard-to-buy-for friends and co-workers.

Fire 300 degrees an hour to 1465. Hold 10 minutes. Drop to 960, hold for 20 minutes. Allow the kiln to cool to room temperature.



Lucky Horseshoe

You don’t have to be a horse lover to have good luck. This project is another great way to use your dichroic scrap. The base layer is two pieces of clear glass. The design layer is constructed mosaic style with random shapes of dichroic glass. Mix up patterned and solid material for those attractive, eye popping combinations we all love.

Fire 300 degrees an hour to 1465. Hold 10 minutes. Drop to 960, hold for 20 minutes. Allow the kiln to cool to room temperature.

My gift to you this busy holiday season is the peaceful, guilt-free studio time you’ll enjoy while creating these fanciful gifts.

Holiday Happiness is a Warm Kiln.



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NEW WEBINAR for 2020

Fused Glass Sculpture, Webinar January 14, 2020

In this in-depth webinar, you’ll learn pro tips and tricks for better glass cutting. See how to mix different fusible materials to make more elaborate designs.

You’ll be amazed how using standard slumping molds in unique ways can drastically improve the shape of your art. You’ll be inspired by the innovative combination of ordinary techniques Lisa shares.

You’ll be confident to fuse glass after seeing how easy it is to load, program and fire a kiln. Best of all, you’ll have an exclusive technical advantage with the advanced understanding of Lisa’s dependable firing programs. And you’ll love the stunning three-dimensional results you can achieve by fusing all of these concepts together.

Beginner and advanced students alike will find inspiration, motivation and renewed artistic freedom from seeing the step-by-step construction of more than 5 sculptural projects in this webinar.

After this exciting webinar you’ll have the professional knowledge and increased confidence to incorporate these innovative methods in your new work. In addition, you’ll have a working knowledge of kiln operation, custom firing guides, and a deeper understanding of sculptural glass fusing fabrication.

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Sculptural Fused Glass, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop

February 18 – 21, 2020


Wesley Chapel, Florida, 4-Day, Hands-on, Class size is limited.

Join me and I’ll show you all the pro tips and tricks I use to make stunning 3-dimnesional art. You’ll learn how to combine advanced techniques in new ways to create extraordinary sculptural pieces of art.

You’ll leave class with several completed glass sculptures, my custom firing guides and a deeper understanding of sculptural fused glass fabrication. You’ll have the knowledge, confidence and inspiration you’ve been craving to take your artwork to the next level.

Materials are included, that’s a $150.00 value! Plus, a professional photo shot of your artwork is also included.

This is the turning-point workshop you’ve been waiting for.

Here’s what the students are saying about the workshop.

“Lisa is very professional, knowledgeable and freakishly talented. House, art, mosaic, her work – really fun and beautiful.”   -Lorna

“Incredible class. Lisa shared her artistic knowledge of color flow and her technical knowledge of glass.”         -Larry

“I had so much fun! Lisa is a great teacher!”           -Brenda

This class is for you! Any skill level can attend. Beginner, intermediate and advanced students alike will learn how to advance their glass fusing skills and expand their artistic style.


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