Thursday, February 16, 2012
AAE Glass and Tanya Veit want to introduce you to our YouTube channel and all of our glass fusing projects and tutorials in one place. If you haven't had a chance to view these videos you will see all of our video projects, as well as David Alcala's videos and a tour of our glass teaching studio in Cape Coral, Florida. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel and receive updates every time Tanya posts a new video. She is working on some new techniques now in between Extreme Fusing classes.
AAE Glass has some big ideas and projects in store for 2012. We want to share as much information with you as we can to help you grow both your art and business.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us through the years and for those of you who are just finding us, we look forward to helping you ASAP.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
And the winners are...
AAE Glass would like to thank the 30 talented glass artists who took the time to enter our glass fusing contest. With this type of turnout, you can be assured this won't be the last contest held by AAE Glass. We enjoyed reading the thoughts behind each piece as much as the glass pieces themselves. It is great to know that AAE Glass decals and products overall, are so well received by talented glass artists who have been in the game for years. We know this is a passion for you and we want to make sure you have the best tools and resources available to express yourself through glass. If you haven't seen all of the entrants, click HERE.
Tanya Veit's Extreme Fusing classes seem to have inspired many of these glass artists, as you can see by their comments. Tanya's energy is infectious and her positive attitude is sure to leave you wanting more. Many entrants have taken 1, 2 and even 3 workshops from Tanya. Repeat business is the best business. The AAE Glass studio in Cape Coral, Florida has been a draw for glass artists around the country since we opened in November. We have had glass artists visit from all across the country, as well as Canada and London to take an Extreme Fusing Workshop or two, and based on their comments, they will be back for more. We make it a point to have fun while learning!
After reviewing all of the entries, 2 prizes were not enough. We broke down the entries into an Art Category for non-jewelry pieces and a Jewelry Category obviously for the jewelry pieces. We just couldn't settle on 2. So if it is ok with everyone, we gave away even more prizes! Overall, $1,000 of classes and gift certificates were given away and trust me, it was hard to stop there. We want to thank Patty Gray and David Alcala for their contributions as well. Both Patty and David will be visiting the AAE Glass studio to teach in 2012. David at the end of April and Patty in October. You won't want to miss it!
OK, enough talk...Here are your winners
Tonya’s use of creativity and design won the judges over in this beautiful 3 part art panel! Her use of scenery with the decals just goes to show there are no limits on design with AAE Glass decals. Notice the overlapping of the decals with jellyfish! Bravo! We look forward to Tonya’s visit to Florida to redeem her Grand Prize of a free extreme fused glass workshop!
The contest was so close, we just had to have a 1st runner up! The use of foreground and background was spectacular in this piece! (Not to mention the combination of large and small enamel decals.) Such a unique shape and beautiful colors create a realistic scene. Well Done!
Maureen has really captured the essence of this contest! Using AAE Glass enamel decals in a unique way! Adding color to the decals was nothing short of exceptional and the sky background is beautiful! This is a nicely finished piece with delicate and sophisticated wire wrapping. Congratulations Maureen, see you in your free Extreme Fusing Workshop!
The beautiful depth and coloring in this jewelry piece captivated us! The design was well planned, and the decal really pops on this piece! Congratulations!
The following 3 pieces deserve honorable mention and a $25 g.c. to aaeglass.com
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
AAE Glass wants to share the Valentine's Day love by offering you 15% off all supplies. This includes Decals, Silver Settings, Scrap Packs, Frit Blends and more. Offer valid through Thursday only.
Be sure to view our FREE video tutorials on youtube, as well as step by step tutorials on this blog. You can sign up to follow both and be alerted of all new tutorials as soon as they are posted. We want to offer you as many tools as possible to expand your glass fusing knowledge and even reconnect your passion with fused glass. It is our goal to pass along new and exciting techniques to all glass fusers and artists. Tanya Veit teaches one of the hottest and most attended glass fusing workshops out there. Take a look at her schedule HERE.
Be sure to enter our current contest for your chance to win a FREE Extreme Fusing I or II class in sunny Cape Coral, Florida.
If you have any questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at 239-471-7724.
Thank you for your time!
Friday, February 3, 2012
AAE Glass and Tanya Veit have announced new Extreme Glass Fusing Classes for April and May. This is your chance to get into the hottest glass fusing classes being offered today. You will learn glass fusing techniques that you never thought possible. These techniques will bring your glass art to the next level and give you creative ideas that will renew your love for glass fusing. The results are in and the testimonials don't lie. See what people are saying about these unique glass fusing workshops.
We are proud to offer special guest instructor David Alcala to the AAE Glass studio in late April. There are 4 dates to choose from and only a few seats left to learn a sand to glass technique that will have you hooked in no time. David is the creator of the new and exciting fusing product called flexi-glass. If you haven't had a chance to try it, make sure you add it to your list. New and different uses of the product are being discovered everyday.
Tanya is offering Extreme I and II around David's classes so you have the option of taking both at the same time. You can sign up directly on the website or call the studio at 239-471-7724 and we will assist you with your sign up.