My whole experience with glass artist Lisa Vogt was, in a word, excellent. She is a very patient teacher and was aware of experience level and the progress of my project the entire time. She has an excellent studio with plenty of room which made my experience so comfortable. Creative energy was all around me when I was in her studio, emanating from Lisa. She has balanced the creative experience with fused glass technical knowledge that has become a significant building block for me. I highly recommend her for anyone interested in an exceptional experience in creating, growing, learning and producing fused glass art.
Mary, North Halden, New Jersey
My favorite thing about the class was everything! Really enjoyed the diversity of the projects and getting to work on so many in one week. I was surprised by how much I learned and how quickly time passed each day. I also enjoyed the personalized instruction.“Lisa, you did an awesome job of keeping on task during the workshop and also it was very inspiring and relaxing to create in your atmosphere.
Lisa, Palm Beach, Florida
I have had two types of experiences with Lisa: in-person classes and video lessons. My in-person experiences have been a delight. The projects and techniques are so very different. Way beyond the usual projects of simple plates, coasters or bowls. It was an opportunity to learn new techniques and varied projects. Even though I was a beginner, Lisa’s instruction guided me through each phase of the project step by step with careful instruction and patience. I’m happy to say I was even able to hone some basic skills.
Secondly, I also have a couple of her videos which I find to follow the same methodology, step by step with easy-to-follow instructions. The thought of a new video series of new projects and new techniques is exciting! I can‘t wait to see what Lisa produces.
Kathy, Danville, California
I have been working with fused glass for over a year. When I first started, I would Google fused glass artists and stumbled across Lisa Vogt’s website. I watched a few of her helpful free videos online and knew instantly that she was a great teacher by the way she explained everything about the art of fusing glass step-by-step. I did a little more research and found that her studio wasn’t too far from where I live and in Cocoa Beach, so I signed up for a 4-day workshop. What an awesome experience!! Lisa showed me the various ways you can fuse glass and brought my “hobby” to the next level. Lisa helps you think outside-the-box and really challenges your creativity while providing you with a wealth of fusion glass information along the way. Her extensive knowledge of fused glass has truly inspired me.
Andrea, Cocoa Beach, Florida
I personally own more Lisa Vogt videos than all other glass artists combined. And for a good reason. Lisa’s videos are easy to understand, fun to watch, and when you finish, she leaves you with a level of confidence that allows you to forge ahead. Don’t get me wrong, my other videos, from other artists are quite good. But being a world class artist does not make one a world class educator. Some go into far too much technical detail, some leave too many questions unanswered. With Lisa you get a world class artist that also excels in being an incredible educator. Because of her videos, I decided to take one of her in-person classes in her home studio, located in the beautiful Wesley Chapel, FL. Her teaching skills in person replicate her teaching skills online. Precise, informative, and fun.
My favorite video is the making of a vessel sink, titled “Fused Vessel Sinks”. The idea of making a vessel sink had intimidated me to the point of paralysis. Then, I bought her video, watched it twice, and with renewed confidence, forged ahead. I have now made 5 of them, and they all came out perfectly. One sits in our downstairs powder room, one in the upstairs guest bathroom, one in a church as a baptismal font and the others as bird baths. I still occasionally watch parts of the video and seem to always pick up something new.
Another favorite of mine is “Advanced Glass Fusing”. This video forces me to think outside the box, to manipulate glass in ways that I had never considered. And once again, Lisa doesn’t go into great technical detail, but instead, gives you a practical opportunity do things differently. Technical details give you all the whys and why-nots, but don’t give you the confidence to try new ideas like Lisa does in her videos.
So, if you have any doubt, I can assure you that no matter which Lisa Vogt video you choose to view, it will be one of the best $30 you can spend.
Larry, Montverde, FL
I have been fortunate enough to participate in 2 four-day workshops with Lisa in Florida and am investing in a third. In addition, I have down loaded webinars and subscribe to Glass Patterns Quarterly in order to get her articles, schedules, and patterns. I also have downloaded trainings available through her website. In the workshops, I marveled at her ability to juggle working with those of us with widely varying skills and learning styles. I have been pleased with what she helped me create and more importantly, thrilled when I recreated variations at home. I was also struck by how individualized each participant’s products were in the classes, despite starting with the same directions.
The webinars have been particularly helpful as her demos and responses to participant questions are informative, and I like being able to replay them when I want to replicate a specific form that is challenging. I have found the sections on making display stands particularly useful.
I particularly like having access to the patterns for various projects from her website and I like that she is so accessible and willing to answer questions.
Her firing schedules have alleviated my firing anxiety. She now provides schedules for both COE 96 and 90.
She is personable, easy to relate to, a gifted artist with the ability to teach flexibly to her students’ needs. As a result, I now have glass sculptures on display at a local gallery! Thank you, Lisa!
Susan, Cortez, Colorado
Fellow glass enthusiasts, Lisa Vogt is an award-winning glass artist whose talents and enthusiasm spill over in her videos! She provides great suggestions and tips with an eye for detail that improves every project—no matter your skill level. I find that seeing the instructions as she shows the design and construction allows me to go as slowly as I need to.
Her video classes are the next best thing to being there in person! Happy Fusing!
Pat, Tampa, Florida
Lisa is a fantastic teacher! Her years of experience as a fine artist along with teaching makes her an invaluable asset to the art community. She holds nothing back as so many artists who teach won’t give all the secrets, Lisa does! She literally wants to help you create the best glass piece you can. I am a repeat customer of hers with her in-studio workshops and travel a long way just to take her classes. It’s well worth it, and I know these videos will not disappoint. I can’t wait to see and learn from the entire series!
Tanya, Huntsville, Alabama
Lisa is a great teacher. You will get a lot of information from her video series.
Brenda, Sunapee, New Hampshire
My husband and I flew to Florida for Lisa’s class last January. My husband had just had shoulder surgery, I thought he would be completely bored. He was intrigued from the minute we arrived at the studio.
Lisa’s knowledge and compassion for glass and teaching beams out of her. We jumped right in creating which was fantastic. The time went by so fast. She teaches in a way that anyone can understand, she has so much patience, she is so creative, and she gives you the freedom to design what inspires you.
Every morning opening the kiln was like Christmas. The way the glass fused together is magical.
Lisa brought the artist out in me, I created ART! I was in kindergarten the first day with Lisa and left with a PHD. My husband witnessed her greatness and ended up buying me a kiln.
Thanks to you Lisa “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.” Albert Einstein
Cheryl, Salem, Utah
I have made several projects from Lisa’s tutorials. Watching, re-watching then, constructing is like having her at your own studio next to you.
Lisa’s video tutorials take you to a level beyond the usual fuse, slump and go crafts. She makes you think out of the box in constructing elements and design work. I never considered myself creative till I met Lisa who has inspired me beyond my belief.
Working with Lisa in her week class is an experience one will not forget. The elements involved in fusing are so numerous and to be in the presence of a master that answers any silly question you may have at a moment’s notice in a small environment is priceless.
Monica, Key West, Florida
The four days I spent with Lisa in her home studio was incredible. Our workshop consisted of a very small group of “students” and we hit the ground running. Lisa’s instruction and explanations were eye-opening. We created a number of different art pieces, employing several different techniques. Lisa is all about our being able to take home what we learn and apply it in our own studios. She gave time and attention to each of us individually to help us create our own unique art forms yet pulled us together as a team. She stayed late one afternoon to allow me to finish up my project and even boxed and mailed my glass pieces home to me since I traveled from California. I would highly recommend her advanced fusing workshops to anyone who wants to take their art to the next level. I can’t wait to take another of her workshops. Thank you, Lisa!
Sandra, Mountain View, California
My favorite thing about the class was learning how to make sculptures, the different techniques, and all the different aspects of working with the glass. Lisa was very informative and very knowledgeable. She is an excellent teacher, and I will come back for another class.