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Be the Reason Someone Smiles

Fall is for Fusing!

Autumn is officially here! It’s time to start thinking about making hand-made gifts for the holidays. This year it is especially important to get out into your studio and create personalized presents that let family and friends know you care and you’re thinking about them.

Your gifts don’t have to be elaborate, large or expensive, to make someone’s day. I get a thrill out of seeing my art on display in friend’s homes. Imagine the pleasure they get from enjoying a hand-crafted piece of art made just for them. Plus, the creative process is a wonderful energy boost for your mental and physical well being. Everyone wins.

Not sure what to make? Here is inspiration.

Keep it simple and fun. Work with a variety of materials to keep the design fresh.

These easy 8 inch by 8 inch designs from my Simple Pleasures video are fast and fun to make. I’m sharing patterns that have a broad appeal for both the artist and the receiver. You can use my color palates or go wild and select colors of your own.


Get Fired Up!

Fusing Guide

Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1300 hold 30 min.

Segment 2: Ramp 500F/hr to 1465 hold 10 min.

Segment 3: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 hold 40 min.

Segment 4: Cool to room temperature.

*As fast as possible

Slumping Guide incase you decide to slump your pieces

Segment 1: Ramp 300 F/hr to 1265 hold 10 min.

Segment 2: Ramp 9999(AFAP*) to 960 hold 40 min.

Segment 3: Cool to room temperature.

*As fast as possible

NOTE: Kilns fire differently. Test fire these guides in your kiln and then adjust as needed.

 Happy fusing!


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 Lustrous Lanterns Webinar November 17, 2020

Register here:

Light up with me! Create colorful luminaries to brighten your home, office, porch, or anywhere else you’d enjoy the comforting glow of a dazzling accent light.

In this comprehensive live event, I’ll show you how to make 6 sparkling fused glass lanterns. You’ll learn how easily you can construct and build stunning 3-D lamps. I’ll guide you step-by-step through the many stages of construction, including pattern preparation, glass cutting, project assembly, fusing, slumping, and how to “cold fuse” the lanterns together.

You’ll also be shown how to finish the lanterns with custom, professional quality glass display bases. In addition, I’ll share how to utilize ready-made clear glass candle shelters to make fast and easy pick-me-ups. I’ll also show several quick and simple methods for lighting your beautiful new creations. Along with detailed instruction, you’ll receive 6 full-size lantern patterns, my project-specific firing guides, and supply list.

 Beginner, intermediate, and advanced glass fusers alike will love the wide variety of unique shapes and elegant new patterns, custom designed to enrich any décor. Join me to rekindle your creative spark with lustrous lanterns designed to set your artistic imagination aglow.

New Class Date! 

 Sculptural Fused Glass, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop February 9-12, 2021

Register today! 2 seats available. Register here!  

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

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

It’s hard to describe what it’s like when I’m feeling the creative flow. Time flies. Hours pass in what I thought were minutes. My naturally distracted mind is focused on what my hands are doing, and nothing else. I get lost in my own world. When I return to reality, I feel rejuvenated and spiritually uplifted. That’s why I like sharing my studio space with others. I try to give them that experience and hope they feel the same inspiration and fulfillment I do. -Lisa

 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.

 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!

Here’s what the students from my recent September 2020 class are saying about the workshop.

 “My favorite part about the class was the non-stop building and the generous amount of materials available.”  -Christine 

 “My favorite part about the class was the variety of projects we made.” -Monica

 “What surprised me about the class was how full the schedule was. Usually, you do 1 project. We did 5 in 4 days.” -Christine

 “What surprised me was the number of projects we completed.” -Monica

 “Thank you so much for your generosity.” – Christine

 “Awesome experience – will come again in the future.” Monica

 Did you feel comfortable with the classroom setup and the cleanliness of the studio?

 “Yes, super.” Christine

 “Yes! – Monica

 Student comments from previous classes.

“Instruction was clear, help was always available, and Lisa’s explanation of the equipment was great.” -Sherry

“My favorite thing about the class was the friendly atmosphere that encouraged open thoughts and sharing ideas.” -Lyn

“I enjoyed making all the projects, especially the flow piece and the freedom to be creative with our work.”  -Joy

“My favorite thing about the class was the ability to see multiple pieces of art that originated from concepts taught.” -Vicki

“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

Watch it NOW! Start fusing today!


Downloadable instructional videos for every skill level.

Check out my eBooks for elegant patterns and detailed fusing instructions. 

2 thoughts on “Be the Reason Someone Smiles

  1. What coe are you working with in your class in February?

    1. Hi Cathy,

      We work with COE 96.

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