Tuesday, February 14, 2012
AAE Glass Extreme Fusing Class Contest Winners
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