Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Tanya Veit of AAE Glass new glass fusing video using large glass decals.

New Large design sheets for your larger fused glass work. Create tiles, bowls, platters, sculptural fused glass art, sconces, lighting and more with these enamel fusible glass decals.  Our new 12" x 9" Branches and Birds sheet is several layers of low fire enamel. We also have just released a fusible 9" water splatter and 5" leaf with veins decal. How cool is that??

Be sure to check out Tanya's 2012 fusing workshop schedule that was just posted. Directions for firing these large decals can found on the site at

2012 should prove to be a great year and we have lots more coming your way.
Now taking orders by phone at 1-239-471-7724! Call with your questions and suggestions as well as your orders. Please have your product numbers ready from if calling to place an order.
 Accepting all major credit cards by phone or web!
We at AAE Glass want to wish everyone a very happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

AAE Glass Silver Settings are Here, ALL of them!

Hello Glass fusers.  AAE Glass is happy to say, we have heard you loud and clear and we are happy to say we have every possible silver setting in stock as of today.  We have been working tirelessly to bring you the best fusing products on the market.

Many of these silver settings are used in Tanya Veit's Extreme Fusing line of classes, Breaking all the rules. It is named "breaking all the rules" because Tanya has a unique approach to glass fusing that you will not find anywhere else!  I can't stress that enough.  Tanya is self taught and has come up with ways to manipulate glass that no one else teaches.  These techniques, combined with a never before seen energy and the best quality glass fusing decals and settings create the perfect storm for you to expand your glass fusing knowledge like never before.  If you are ready to take the next step, these classes are an investment that will pay itself off 10 fold.  Read these testimonials of artists who have taken the next step.

AAE Glass will be announcing new teaching dates after the new year.  We have some of the best glass fusing teachers coming to our studio in Cape Coral, Florida in 2012, not to mention Tanya has some special classes up her sleeve that will not be taught anywhere but the AAE Glass studio.  If you can't make it to Cape Coral, Tanya will be traveling to a limited number of studios throughout the world in 2012 (Canada, London, Norway and the U.S.A.) 

To all of the glass fusers who have supported AAE Glass from the beginning, THANK YOU.  Everything we do, we do with an eye towards helping you expand your craft.  Countless artists have conveyed that the silver settings have taken their glass art to the next level at art shows.  They not only sell out, but they leave with a list of custom orders and an arsenal of new clients looking to buy their glass art.  When you combine this with Tanya's unique layering techniques, you will set your glass art apart from everyone else at the art show.  This equals more sales. 

If there is anything we can do to help you grow your business, simply email us at and we will be happy to help. 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.  Celebrate safely with family and friends this year.  We can't wait to share 2012 with all of you!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

David Alcala of FXN Glass Presents Sand to Glass

David Alcala of FXN Glass is a glass artist that needs no introduction.  Tanya and I were lucky enough to meet David earlier this year and are honored to call him a friend.  His unique talent and experience combine to make him a leader in the glass world.  David lives and owns a studio in Monterey, California.  He shares the same passion as AAE Glass when it comes to always expanding our glass knowledge and bringing as many glass artists along for the ride as possible! 

When meeting David for a few days this summer, we were able to discuss goals and how to achieve them.  Tanya and David talked for hours on how to utilize each others talents to help grow their own.  They shared both experiences and products with each other to "play" with.  The results have been tremendous.  If you ever have a chance to meet David, or better yet, learn from David, I highly recommend you take advantage. 

David recently informed us that AAE Glass will have a part in his upcoming book!!!  It has been hard not to share the great news with everyone, but the time has come.  Click HERE to learn more about the book as well as view a video David put together about his book and his art. This is a must see!

With the utmost sincerity, we would like to thank David for taking the time to get to know AAE Glass, sharing his experiences with our new, up and coming business and for staying in touch these past few months.  We have learned invaluable information that we will lean on forever. We are excited to see all of the doors that open for David as a result of this book.

If you haven't heard about David Alcala's popular new glass product Flexi-Glass, be sure to click the link and learn more about it.  Any glass artist will fall in love instantly.

AAE Glass will be hosting David Alcala in April 2012, in Cape Coral, Florida.  He is a great teacher and an even better person.  Be sure to check back often for exact dates.  This class is sure to fill up fast.  

Mark Veit
AAE Glass

Monday, December 19, 2011

AAE Glass Features Glass Artist Joyce Sheehan

AAE Glass recently had the pleasure of hosting Joyce Sheehan of Melt Your Heart Glass in an Extreme Fusing II class.  Joyce brought great energy and soaked up knowledge like a sponge.  Joyce has been a long time friend of the business and the only thing that outweighs her talent is her generous heart.  Joyce helps so many people in need when she isn't making jewelry that we want to support her to the fullest.  Joyce travels to Nepal and Africa to help the local people in need.  Thanks for sharing Joyce and keep up the good work. The world needs more people like you!  You can view the Melt Your Heart facebook profile HERE.

After working with glass for 6 years, I found glass fusion 2 years ago.  I took Tanya Veit's class in August and found it priceless.  My proudest moment was when a piece of my jewelry sold in a store in Pokhara, Nepal.   I am an OR nurse and travel the world helping those in need in third world countries and do glass fusing to keep out of trouble.  I have pieces of my jewelry at Calamity Janes in Lawrence, Kansas and at Satch's Jewel in old downtown Lenexa, Kansas.  Please contact me anytime at  Joyce Sheehan.

Thanks for sharing Joyce!.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

AAE Glass Features The Glass Jewelry Shack

AAE Glass wants to share some great glass art from Barbara Sargent of The Glass Jewelry Shack.  Barbara has been a friend for years.  Her work is great and her website is professional.  She is offering FREE SHIPPING now, so be sure to take advantage.  Here is more about Barbara in her own words.

I grew up in a small town and live in that same town today.  I was born into a loving family of 7.   I was married at the ripe age of 21 and had a son by the age of 23.  They are the rocks of my life.  My husband and son work together building homes and other various construction jobs.
I have been doing some form of craft since I learned hand and eye coordination.  My mom used to try to throw things away and I would pull them back out of the garbage and make things out of them.  First it was making doll furniture out of egg cartons or whatever I could get my hands on to make that doll house look great.  Seems funny today!!  As I got older I have loved several crafts such as: woodworking, flower arranging, rubber stamping, scrapbooking, polymer clay jewelry and finally, glass jewelry.
I first began by stringing beads together, but I wanted to be different.  I did not want to be a designer of just putting beads together.  I figured if I designed the beads, my jewelry would always be different.  So, I began with Polymer clay; they were definitely different!!  No two pieces were exactly alike.....but I could not get them to shine..tried many things, but nothing satisfied me.  So, I went to a place in New York (50 miles) from my home; called Corning Glass.  I became a member the same day!!  I was so excited about glass and the beauty of it all.......I just fell in love with everything and anything made with glass.  I did sit down and make one bead with their instruction and it was great fun and could not stop imagining all the different ways to form the glass to make beads and much more.
I started buying books and more books and then embraced the internet for things I could not find in books.  After about a year, I felt comfortable with my first purchase of a torch to make glass beads.  With the books near my side,  I began to melt glass in the flame and in forms that I have to this day because they were so bad!!  LOL!!  Just keeping the glass on the mandrel was a chore.  After many hours and days of practice, I got pretty good.  A year later, I was placing an order through one of my glass vendors and I asked him if he had a minute to talk about glass.  He asked me if I had ever heard of glass fusing, "Glass Fusing" what is that?  We discussed it for a bit and before I knew it, I was buying every book I could find on fused glass.
My husband during this whole process would keep asking me, "Is this still a hobby?"  LOL!!  Currently today, I am still scrapbooking, making beautiful cards and floral arrangements for stores locally.  Oh, I was also working full time through all of these years.  So, I think I was working to pay a few bills and buy any craft items needed, but having the time of my life.
Finally after all the reading and research, I purchased my first kiln and began another era of trail and error glass.  Still have a few of those pieces as well.  Even today some of the glass I put together does not become the masterpiece I had hoped for, and then it turns around and surprises me the next batch.  But today I have my own website as you can see and I am currently selling at the Settlement House in Sylvania, PA; Country Cafe in Sayre, PA; Bearly Enough in Mansfield, PA, PA North Country Artisan in Towanda, PA and  Corning Glass in Corning, NY!!!  Very excited about Corning Glass!!! Funny I fell in love with glass while looking at all the wonders of glass in their showroom and now I am an artist in that very same  showroom.  What a dream come true!
Currently I am reaching out to other states.  I currently do a list of craft and art shows, home shows and thoroughly love seeing and talking to people about glass.  A list of my shows are shown on this website.  Just go to my "Show and Events" calendar.  My customers love the dicrhroic glass especially!!  As I talk to people at these shows, I am reminded of all the cheap glass that is coming into this country.  I do not know how they do it so cheap, I cannot.  But of course they sell thousands of the same pieces.
That brings me to my final paragraph.  My pieces are one of a kind.  You will not find them anywhere else.  Nowhere!!  You may see a similar piece, but never the same.  The glass forms it's own beauty.  You will benefit from thousands of compliments on your glass jewelry because of it's mysterious look.  Dichroic glass is just stunning to see in the sunlight.  Many of my return customers tell me they have received so many compliments on the pieces they have purchased.
In closing, thank you for stopping in and I hope to meet you some day or I just might see one of my designs about your chest or a ring on your finger or a set of earrings that you just can't help but notice.  So, I will say "Thank you" now an tell you that my dream is to be walking down the street someday and notice one of my designs coming toward me.  Thanks again!!

Thanks for sharing,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

15% Off AAE Glass Silver Settings and Decals

As you can see AAE Glass just received some of our most popular silver settings.  We thank everyone for their patience and to add to that thank you, we are giving you 15% off all DECALS and SILVER SETTINGS through the weekend. 

COUPON CODE: 15SILVER (no spaces)

We are standing by to ship your order TODAY!  We will have these at your front door in just a few short days. 

Here is an example of efficiency.  When Tanya first started working with these silver findings, she would order the findings, make the glass to fit the findings while they were in transit and the day she received the findings, she added the glass and they were ready to go.  Her customers were always kept happy with prompt service! 

If you want to see a slide show of techniques you will learn in Tanya Veit's Extreme Glass Fusing Workshop, click HERE.  Tanya is now teaching in her new studio, complete with top of the line, kilns, saws and equipment, located at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral, Fl 33904. ph: 239-471-7724.  We are closed Sunday, Monday and periodically for private workshops.  Give us a call to set up a meeting today! 10am -7pm.

Have a great day fusers!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Popular Silver Settings Back at AAE Glass

 AAE Glass has received a shipment of our most popular silver findings.  We want to let our blog followers and facebook friends who support us unconditionally know first. We understand the challenges facing the art world these days and we want to make sure you have the best supplies at your disposal.  These silver findings will set your glass art apart from your competition.  When you frame your dichroic glass jewelry in these beautiful silver settings, you won't be able to keep up with the orders. 

If you are looking for another leg up on your competition, you can always expand your glass fusing skills with an Extreme Fusing workshop from world renowned glass artist Tanya Veit.  You can learn how to manipulate glass in ways you never thought possible.  There are numerous ways to create glass jewelry...and then there are Tanya's ways.  Take a look at the testimonials and we will hold a spot for you.

Add in AAE Glass fusing decals, dichroic scrap packs, bails and chains and you have everything you need to create beautiful, lasting glass jewelry.  

Now lets get fusing!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

AAE Glass presents Christian Luginger of Flame One Productions

 AAE Glass wants to introduce flame worker Christian Luginger of Flame One Productions. We love glass art of all mediums and flame work is one of our favorites.  Check out Christians gallery and if you are looking to expand your flame work knowledge, sign up for a workshop today!  Here is a bit more about Flame One Productions.

Growing up in the heart of Amarillo brought tough times and real experiences for Christian Luginger. He knew art moved him and felt a strong calling but wasn’t sure how he was artistically. After watching Dale Chihuly on PBS, it clicked and glass was his new love. He realized he needed to escape in order not to become a part of the large negative stastitics of life in the streets. In 1999, Christian journeyed from Amarillo, Texas to Boulder, Colorado in order to study offhand and lampworked glass as an apprentice and student in various studios. To mature as a glass artist, with a mission to bring the knowledge back to Amarillo, he began seeking prolific professional artists to hone his craft. He wanted to share and educate his friends and neighbors who might be in need of an expressive outlet.

Christian sees art as a healing mechanism and therapy. People can make connections on so many levels, and then relate, appreciate, and express themselves more effectively. Enjoyment of being outside in nature, glass, independent studies, and the daily motivation he receives from our great God helps him to remember that each of us has a bright light that needs to shine in some way or another and to discover it. We were all created from sand and breath, and we are all hollow vessels at times that are cracked and in need of healing and fire.

Every class experience through his travels has deeply and uniquely affected his life and the way he shares his work. He is no longer the student, but the teacher. Christian now develops his own teaching and mentoring abilities by holding private lessons in his studio. He receives feedback from students, so that he may understand how to better communicate his art to others.

Artist Statement

Glass brings balance for me and our world in many ways. It helps me align my mind, body, and spirit, and it interrelates art, history, mathematics, and science. The world we live in is a gateway from old to new, from renaissance to fiber optics and so on. Glass has been a positive influence on all the growth, change, and new technology we use every day.

My work has transcended into an art of history, portraying how pieces developed 500 years ago can still be reproduced today while designing and expressing personal feelings. Through study of history, religion, and training in Aikido I developed a deep interest and respect for ancient and modern peoples lives and practices. Japanese, Celtic, Egyptian, and South American symbols along with Venetian, European renaissance styles and historical vessels have all heavily influenced my work and life. Dancing with this medium is challenging and relates to a living artform with motion, but glass art is also blood, sweat, and tears, with only one shot at perfection. You may work most of the day, but it only takes one wrong move to lose it all. You cannot just erase or paint over it. You have one shot…

I primarily use borosilicate, colored tubes, rods, and dichroic. I work with traditional hand tools, and use an oxygen propane mixed torch for achieving blown and sculptural work with the glass itself. I also practice cold-working techniques for producing my jewelry and other pieces. I am member of the Glass Art Society, which is an organization devoted to exposing others to the wonders of glass. It is a powerful tool and resource. In this ever-growing industry, as I must always remain up-to-date about products, trends, and business development. I juggle the rising costs of materials and energy, maintaining positive creativity, staying organized and keeping my team flowing.

The people I have met in the glass world have been great and talented individuals, which I feel blessed to know. Dreams and careers such as mine can come true. It's an opportunity daily working with the glass, friends, family, and the circle of artists who give their lives to it. Glass has changed my life for the better, and allowed me to lead others in a positive direction. My involvement with local charities and international donations allows me to give back and ensure future generations the chance to express themselves constructively and continue the art of glass.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Art Glass Association Initiative


My name is Mark Veit with AAE Glass and we had the honor and the pleasure of being a sponsor for the first time to the Art Glass Association and their initiative know as Art Glass in Art Class.” This program took the association to 4 different locations across the country (Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan) and exposed several local teachers and schools to the world of glass art. In doing so, they were able to communicate how easy and cost effective it is to offer glass art classes to students of all ages. I took a trip up the west coast of Florida to St. Petersburg in order to see the association in action.

What I saw was amazing! Of the 30 or so booths at the convention, the Art Glass Association was 3 deep with people wanting to make a glass pendant on site. With the help of several volunteers in the glass world, they were able to present glass art in an extremely positive way. As I stood watching the faces of teachers coming back to pick up their pieces after they were fired, I was impressed that every single person had an enormous smile and they all wore it out of the convention. Honestly, 90% of the people at this convention were wearing glass pieces and to top that, they were stopping each other and asking questions about how they got the effect they did on their piece. The awareness that the Art Glass Association brought to thousands of teachers was more than impressive.

AAE Glass shares many of the same beliefs as the Art Glass Association. We believe in getting glass art of any kind in front of as many young people as possible. It is a way to strengthen the industry as a whole. If we can get glass art in schools and have children learn at a young age, we are cultivating future glass artists. Those of us in the business know the joys of glass art because we have been around it for so long, lets share that same passion with as many people as possible. You never know when the next world renowned glass artist, who is currently in 7th grade, will come about. They need to be exposed to glass art sometime...Why not now!

Steve Shupper made me aware of the AGA during a convention in Omaha, Nebraska earlier this year and I am glad he did. AAEGlass will be a supporter of theirs from here on out. The AGA is the largest association in the world dedicated to the business of art glass. It was founded in 1986 and is an international non-profit organization. To learn more about the ArtGlassAssociation, please visit their website HERE. I encourage everyone to learn about this great organization and support them any way you can. Even if it is just spreading the word, any help is appreciated.

I want to recognize the volunteers I met in St. Petersburg and their shops. They worked very hard to make sure everyone knew what they were doing as well as answering numerous questions. These people are all willing to help spread the word of glass art and are willing to share their studios with anyone who wants to learn.

Kathleen Bromley Rothman of The Stained Glass Studio of Clearwater.

Petra and Wolfgang Kaiser of Kaiser-Lee, LLC

And after I returned and told Tanya Veit about my excitement, she immediately offered up the AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

AAE Glass Presents Featured Artist



AAE Glass is proud to feature a small, personalized poetry business, is not the typical glass artist that we feature, but if you need a gift for a hard to buy for person, look no further. has been an AAE Glass supporter from the beginning and we have done several collaborations with them throughout the years. is a 100% woman owned small business.  They have been in business for over 20 years and bring both smiles and tears of joy to the eyes of their recipients.  Here is a more info about

Looking for a special Christmas, anniversary or birthday present? Why send flowers? Now you can send real preserved flowers that will become a treasured keepsake. This beautiful preserved Real Rose dome with love poem is a romantic way to tell someone special how much you love them. Wonderful gift for an anniversary or birthday.

Nothing says "I Love You" like a Rose! Now you can make that rose a lasting keepsake.

*Preserved Real Roses - Special Christmas Gift Idea* Tired of giving roses that are thrown out in a week? Give your special someone a beautiful preserved Poetry Rose Dome with a love poem that he or she can read over and over again. The roses last for years and years and years. is a Chicago area company now celebrating its 20th anniversary. The company was founded in 1991 by three women who recognized how much people enjoy receiving personalized gifts for the special occasions in their lives because of the immeasurable sentimental value attached to these gifts. To that end, they created a collection of original, heart-warming poems, presented in a variety of distinctive designs. The poems are customized with names, dates, and personal messages for many of life’s occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, etc.
In 2000, Poetry Gifts began selling on the World Wide Web and have been very well received all over the world by people in all walks of life. In addition to the Poetry Gift collection of poems, the company offers its customers who have written their own poems the opportunity to have their poems appear in an original design and personalized with their specific information.

The mission of is to provide customers with high-quality, meaningful, personalized gifts. The owners of the company believe in the importance of individuals showing the special people in their lives how much they are thought of and loved. A Poetry Gift can be read over and over again as a constant reminder of that love. prides itself on its unrivaled customer service and its ability to ship orders quickly, with delivery as soon as the next day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

AAE Glass Features Glass Artist Jerry Keller

AAE Glass is proud to present Glass Artist, Jerry Keller of KellerGlass Art. I have recently had the pleasure to view Jerry's glass work and converse with him via email and I have to say, it some of the best I have ever seen. He combines music, fun and glass to create some very unique glass art. The list of people who own a Jerry Keller glass piece is very impressive. Paul McCartney and Michael Jordan are just the beginning. Living in Cleveland, Ohio and near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jerry's work fits right in. You can click HERE to see his gallery of work and read below about Jerry in his own words; Thanks for contributing Jerry.
Music has always helped create my dance with art.  From saxophone, to guitar, percussion, to singing, the essence of sound has helped inspire my designs. So one logical sequence in my visual thread, was to pay homage to the form of the instrument itself.   Being in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, helped to nurture the series - theglass guitar.  

Since around 1996, when I created four painted wood guitars for my son to rollerblade with in our Art Museum parade, the form of the guitar has seemed to blossom in many incarnations.
From paintings to hand-painted guitars, computer graphic renderings, to guitars made solely from glass, this instrument has challenged and focused my attention.  All this, while being a life-long saxophone player!  Ah, the dichotomies of life...(but yes, saxophones do surface in the glass series, also...)

After years of exploring this loaded form, and 38 years in the glass field, I find new inspirations almost daily with which to create these visual inspirations.

The guitars are a fun diversion from my usual fare of stained, etched, and cast glass windows, doors, and tables.   I also create glass and metal sculpture, and work on several high end Corporate Awards that include both casting, etching, and metal materials.   Feel free to check out my website -, for more guitars, both mini and full sized, and other renderings of glass creations through the years.

I must admit, that along with several galleries that the guitars are in, the Grand Ole Opry Hotel is in discussions with me about handling my mini guitars series at their shops in Nashville.  Jazz, Blues, Country....its all good!

Mark Veit
AAE Glass

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday 20% off Supplies and $25 Off Extreme Workshops

AAE Glass wants to give you 20% off Glass Fusing Decals, Silver settings, Dichroic Scrap Packs and Frit Blends this Cyber Monday.  Use coupon code: CYBER for 20% off supplies.  This includes our new Religious and Mermaid decal releases.  ***can not be combined with any other offers, in stock items only.

We also want to offer anyone who signs up today $25 off and Workshop taught by Tanya Veit.  You can view her schedule HERE.  Use coupon code: CLASS25 (no spaces).  ***can not be combined with any other offers.

Also, stay tuned for a brand new video tutorial...

Happy fusing...and shopping.

AAE Glass Art

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Free 2 Night Hotel Stay for Extreme 2 Glass Fusing on December 16th

AAE Glass wants to offer a FREE 2 night stay at the Holiday Inn to the next artist who signs up for Tanya Veit's Extreme Fusing 2 workshop held on Friday, December 16th, 17th and 18th.

Extreme Fusing 2 is an advanced, 3 day workshop, taught by the enthusiastic Tanya Veit. Tanya has taught Extreme Fusing 1 at sold out studios across the country and is now debuting Extreme Fusing 2 at the brand new AAE Glass teaching studio located in Cape Coral, Florida.   

The Holiday Inn is located at 1538 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Fl 33904.  This is 3 short blocks from the AAE Glass teaching studio located at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral, Fl 33904.  December 16, 17 and 18 is a weekend and would be the perfect EARLY Christmas present.  Ladies, I am going to share a man's point of view with you.  There is nothing a man likes better than to give a "slam dunk" gift to his wife or girlfriend.  If you tell him this is what you want AND you save him money by having 2 FREE nights at the hotel, he will be racing to the computer to sign you up.  You can share the room with your significant other or you can bring a friend who wants to learn about glass.  So if you are coming from Miami or Tampa or even out of state, we will save you 2 nights on your stay at the Holiday Inn.

We look forward to meeting you. 

Mark Veit

AAE Glass