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Flowers of Hope Artist Reception & More LightGarden news

1086 Washburn                            April 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
Flowers of Hope
Artist Reception
2015
 
I just received confirmation that our
  Flowers of Hope Artists’ Reception
will be held at
South Stage Cellars
this year!
 
Sunday, September 20th
 
South Stage Cellars has a beautiful patio under shady trees, award winning wines and a great staff!
We are very pleased that they have volunteered their incredible venue for us!
If you’ve never been there, they also have great local musicians, a Wine & Dine Wednesday and a Sip and Supper on Friday night.
 Visit their Facebook page or website for more information.
 
 

 

It’s getting to be that time of year again where time speeds up and there is less available for all the things we want to do.  I’ve found that it’s just too difficult to schedule around everyone else’s schedule, (no small task anytime of year!) so I offer fewer, shorter classes in late spring and summer.  If there is a class that you’d like to take, let me know!  Short classes, such as Dichroic Jewelry, Wind Chimes, etc can be scheduled during workshop hours.  Workshops will continue through the Summer.  Check out our calendar for days we will be closed for special events. 

 

Summer is also the time I have a chance to get out and promote the studio, so I will be closed on a few Saturdays.  A full class line up will resume in fall. 

 

Thank you!

http://www.lightgarden.net/calendar.html

 

We will be closed April 25th!

 

 

 
This Saturday is a Flowers of Hope Workshop!
Come out and make a fused glass panel for a local woman with breast cancer.
There are less than 10 panels left at Women’s Imaging.
Let’s make sure
that those that need one,
get one! 
 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Try fusing and see if you like it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
April 11                        10-12
May 9                           10-12
June 13                        10-12
*For 5 or more people we can schedule a private party!

      
Painting with Frit
April 18  
10-12n
Lunch by Peruvian Point
1-3pm
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
You will make 3 panels in 4 hours, starting with an easy project stepping you gradually up adding techniques along the way.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.  All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125
TWO SPACES LEFT!
I won’t be offering this class again until fall.
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.click here to check out our classes

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours! 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

STAMPING WITH MICAS: LightGarden Glass Art Video

1086 Washburn
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

The next video from

LightGarden Glass Art

STAMPING WITH MICAS

is now online!

 

  

Learn how to embellish your fused glass with sparkling mica.

 

 This class is now available as a free video!

 
 
 
 
 

Easter Sale at LightGarden Glass Art!

1086 Washburn                            April 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 
 Easter Sale!
 
Our Easter Sale is back!
Fill up your shopping basket, then draw your lucky egg from our Easter Basket and check for your discount!
Everything is on sale!
(with a few exceptions)
 
This year I’m adding a plus 5% on Dichroic Glass!
New shipment just in!!
 
If you draw a 15% discount egg your discount will be +5% on your dichroic.
Three Days!
Thursday, Friday  10-5      Sat. 10-1pm
April 2nd, 3rd & 4th
 
 

 
  Making a House a Home
 
 
Many of you have been following our kitchen renovation.
Here is the fused glass tile installed over the stove in our backsplash.  Integrating multiple sizes and formats of tiles, frames the art and helps to separate it from the background. I also fused corner tiles, pulling some of the elements from the ceramic tile, and using a little dichroic to add even more visual appeal.

 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and scrap glass, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
April 11                        10-12
May 9                           10-12
June 13                        10-12

      
Painting with Frit
April 18  
10-12n
Lunch by Peruvian Point
1-3pm
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
You will make 3 panels in 4 hours, starting with an easy project stepping you gradually up adding techniques along the way.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.  All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125
ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT!
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.click here to check out our classes

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops: 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

 

New Year and a New Look for LightGarden Glass Art!

 
     
LightGarden’s new home page makes it easier
to find what you are looking for!
 
 There is a new video for those who are still having problems programming your kiln! 
Use this video and the printable firing guides to start programming your own schedules. 
 
Look under “Resources/Video” for our first video.
More coming soon!
 
 
 Let us know what you think
about the new website layout.

New Ideas for the New Year From LightGarden Glass Art!

1086 Washburn                            January 2015
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

 

We have a free new resource for you!

     

Check out LightGarden’s Page on Pinterest!

Click here!

Pinterest makes it easy to share pictures and ideas for hundreds of new projects!  There are also free patterns that can be used for stained, fused or mosaic art as well as free instructional videos! 
New ideas added every week! 
 
Click and follow us now to find your next project, and keep inspired throughout the year!
 

 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and noodles, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR

TRY FUSING!  Workshop

The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
February 7                   10-12
March  14                    10-12
April 11                        10-12

 Painting with Frit

January 17
10a-12N
Lunch (by Peruvian Point)
1-3pm
 (two spaces left!)
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.
All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125

 Glass Fusing: Basics 

January 24 & 31
1-4pm

Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a small fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!

All supplies are included.
$85

 

 Fused Glass Switch Plates

February 7
1-4pm

Learn how easy it is to make these very cool fused glass switch plates. All the instructions, materials and firing are included in the $20 fee.  A small amount of 96 glass is required.      

Basic fusing or equivalent is required.     

 

 Fused Glass: Dichroic Jewelry

February 21
1-4pm

Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!

Learn to cut them so they come out perfect every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.

  Make several pieces for $55

 
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.click here to check out our classes

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

Classes and Workshop at LightGarden Glass Art

 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and noodles, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
January  17                 10-12
February 7                   10-12

 Painting with Frit

January 17
10a-12N
Lunch (by Peruvian Point)
1-3pm
 
Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.
All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125

 Glass Fusing: Basics 

January 24 & 31
1-4pm
Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a small fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!All supplies are included.
$85
 

 Fused Glass Switch Plates

February 7
1-4pm
Learn how easy it is to make these very cool fused glass switch plates. All the instructions, materials and firing are included in the $20 fee.  A small amount of 96 glass is required.Basic fusing or equivalent is required.
 

 Fused Glass: Dichroic Jewelry

February 21
1-4pm
Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!Learn to cut them so they come out perfect every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.Make several pieces for $55

 
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.click here to check out our classes

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours! 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops:

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

 LightGarden Glass Art is located at:

1086 Washburn                            December 2014
Medford, OR                                   Tues-Fri 10-5pm
www.lightgarden.net                 Sat  10-1p
(541) 779-0272                                 Closed:  Sun & Mon.

Light Garden Glass News, Classes

 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and noodles, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
November 15              10-12
December 13              10-12
January  17                 10-12
February 7                   10-12

 Painting with Frit

November 22
10a-12N
Lunch
1-3pm
This class is filled we will be adding another class in January.
 Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.

Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.
All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.
$125

 Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments
 
Snowflakes, poinsettia’s, angels and more. Put them together and we’ll fire them for you. Get in the holiday spirit with this fun project class.$30 class fee includes a package of holiday glass, high fire wire, patterns and firing. Make as many as you like

November 1st
1-4pm

 Holiday Plates and Platters…or??
 
 Pick your project and get last minute gifts done before Christmas!   Clocks, switchplates, nightlights, picture frames, barrettes…
Try something new! Let us help you pick out a project.$20 plus materials includes firing charges.

November 8th
1-4pm
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

 

Free Light Box

One of our customers has a free light box that she would like to find a good home for.  It is roughly 3′ x 2′ x 1′.  First come, first serve.  Send email to:

[email protected]  

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops: 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

News from Light Garden

The

Flowers of Hope

Artists’ Reception

at Roxy Ann Winery

was amazing!!

Great friends, good food, drink
 and lots of fun!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the artists!
and….
The votes are in!
Melanie Dines’
Fuchsia Panel
won the
$50 gift certificate
  
It was a close call between many panels
 but Melanie’s panel won by one vote.
Congratulations!

Thank you to Brenda

and everyone at Roxy Ann

for being part of our program!

Fall Class Lineup
 
 Fused Glass: Dichroic Jewelry
September 27th
One Saturday Afternoon
1-4pm
Grab attention with beautiful dichroic glass jewelry you make yourself! Cabochons for necklaces or earrings; they all will dazzle your friends!Learn to cut them so they come out perfect every time. Compatible glass and lots of dichroic glass is included.

Make several pieces for $55

 Glass Fusing Basics

October 11th & 18th
Two Saturday Afternoons
1-4pm

Learn one of the fastest growing mediums in glass! In this two week class you’ll complete a 4″ tile and a small fused & slumped plate. Covers firing programs, volumn control, prepping kiln shelves and ware and much more!
All supplies are included.
$85

 Painting with Frit

October 25th
One Saturday

10a-12pm
Lunch
1-4pm

Learn to use frit, hand pulled stringers and confetti to quickly add dimension and a painterly quality to your fused glass art.
Find out how easy it is to develop your sketches from photos and other inspiration. These panels can be a great reference guide for future projects.

All frit, confetti, stringers, glass and lunch are included.

 

Glass Fusing Basics or equivalent is required.

$125

 
 Flowers of Hope Fusing Workshop

Even if you’ve never done any glass fusing before you can make an 8″ x 8″ fused panel to donate to Flowers of Hope.
$10 buys you a base piece of glass, access to all frits, stringers and noodles, hanging hardware and firing. Come in and try your hand at fusing and find out how easy and fun it can be. You’ll also be doing a wonderful thing for a woman going through a tough time.
OR
TRY FUSING!  Workshop
The same class only you get to keep it!  Learn about using frits, stringers and noodles in this easy workshop!    $15
October   18               10am-12n
November 15              10am-12n
Is there a class listed on our website that you would like to take that isn’t scheduled yet?  Send me an email and let me know.  That’s how I know when to schedule our classes.  If you have 5-6 people we can schedule private parties.

click here to check out our classes

 

Need a Kiln?  Rent one of ours!

 

Bring in your fused work and we will fire it for you!

 

Projects small enough to fit on a 7″ shelf:              $   5.00

One or more projects on a 13″ round shelf:                8.00

Fuse + Slump on 13″ shelf:                                         12.00

Projects on a 20″ shelf:                                                11.00

Fused + Slump on a 20″ shelf:                                    14.00

Long Bubble Squeeze  add                                            3.00

 

  

 Morning Workshops: 

Come join our morning workshops on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10a – Noon.  Use our tools and workshop space.  $10 for 2 hours!  Call to reserve your space.  You can do a Flowers of Hope panel during any of our workshops…or a “Try Fusing” panel to get you started in fusing.  You can also schedule bigger projects.  Contact us for more information.

A Glassy Event at Caprice Vineyards

A Glassy Event at Caprice Vineyards Featuring local glass artists Jessica Carrara of LightGarden Glass Art and Dawn Lucero of Glass Village August 8, 9 & 10 12-5pm, Glass Art Available for Purchase, Saturday Live glass demonstrations of torch working and fusing techniques, Wine tastings, Sunday Live music by Phil King and more wine tasting! 970 Old Stage Road, Central Point 541-499-0449

SOAR Welcomes Glass Artist Jessica Carrara

Sunflower Path, glass art by Jessica Carrara

Sunflower Path, glass art by Jessica Carrara

The Southern Oregon Artists Resource is delighted to welcome glass artist Jessica Carrara to the Visual Artists Directory! We hope you will join us in a warm welcome by visiting her listing and using the links to visit her website and Facebook page, and giving her page and posts a like. Here’s more about the artist in her own words:

I have always liked to draw and paint. Before I ever touched a piece of stained glass I used draw stained glass designs because I liked the line drawings. Once I learned how to craft glass into stained glass panels in the early 80’s, I was hopelessly hooked. Over the years I have explored mosaics, sandblasted glass, torch work and fused glass. I love it all! Each medium of glass work offers its own unique qualities and can be combined with other facets until you have an incredible piece of work.

Fall Birches, glass art by Jessica Carrara

Fall Birches, glass art by Jessica Carrara

In 1983 I started my first stained glass studio and knew that I would be doing this the rest of my life. Thirty years, and many commissions, classes and clients later it has all been a great investment of time. I attended the World Glass Congress Expo in Las Vegas, Reno and Seattle. I was on the Board of Directors for the International Guild of Glass Artists from 1992-1995. I had the pleasure of doing work for Jimmy Buffett in the mid-nineties and Sammy Hagar’s website in the late nineties. I have completed 7 large church windows for Zion Lutheran Church in Medford since 2000. I received a Ruby Award in 2013 from the North Valley Soroptimists for our Flowers of Hope; a program where our students and customers build 8” x 8” glass panels to be given to women diagnosed with breast cancer. We collect them all year, have an Artist’s Reception with all the panels on display, then deliver them to Women’s Imaging at Rogue Valley Hospital for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. This is our 10th year and we have collected over 600 panels.

Crow, glass art by Jessica Carrara

Crow, glass art by Jessica Carrara

The last few years I have been concentrating more on glass fusing. The challenge with stained glass, for me, was to get more detail in the design. Fused glass really allows you to do that. Stained glass done well, can be difficult, exacting and demanding. Glass fusing is more free and open and the possibilities are endless.