Thursday, May 31, 2012

Beginner Glass Fusing Classes in Cape Coral Florida

 Absolute Beginner Glass Fusing
Workshops and Classes
Call 239-471-7724 for more details
Several classes begin soon
Fused Glass For Absolute Beginners - is just that. No glass experience necessary! This is a full day class from 10am-4pm for anyone who wants to explore the world of glass, needs a refresher or needs a prep class for any of our Intermediate or Advanced classes. Glass cutting, glass COE's, kilns, safety and tools are covered as well as slumping, decals, fusing etc. Each student will leave with a 5" x 5" glass design tile and 2-3 jewelry pendants. See available dates below. Instructors Tanya Veit, Naldyne Light or Lois Johnston
$125.00 - All supplies included.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the many types of glass used in basic fusing. Students will learn beginner methods of cutting and fusing tiles. The four tiles you will make in this class can be used for jewelry, cabinet knobs & drawer pulls or decorative tiles for homes. Students will learn how to design, coldwork & fire their tiles. In this 4 week workshop, students will be fusing & using glass components such as sheets, assorted frits, stringers, paints & rods. No prerequisites or fusing experience required. 
$195.00 for 4 weeks or $48.75 weekly.  Instructor Naldyne Light.
10:A.M.-2P.M. WEEKLY

A four week fusing camp for the glass enthusiast! Beginner through advanced. All are welcome! This Fusing Camp is fun and exciting and the 4 weeks will explore all aspects of glass fuisng. Although there is a curriculum, the class is geared to the interests of the students, so your glass questions will be answered and your glass project dreams will be accomplished! Instructor Lois Johnston. 
JULY 5Week 1 - Designing Bowls, Plates & Jewelry
JULY 12 - Week 2- Frits & Powders
JULY 19 - Week 3 - Funky Fish Platter. A lesson in drama and color. 
JULY 26 - Week 4 - Kiln carving with fiber paper.
Hours are 10 a.m. - 2ish weekly.
ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.  $295.00 for four consecutive weeks or $73.75 weekly.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

A Breakthrough Color Decal from AAE Glass

AAE Glass is proud to announce a new, color, glass art decal sheet

These are the first art decals of their kind and the pictures speak for themselves.  These glass art decals fire at the same low fire temperature as other AAE Glass art decals and have the same, unmatched, durability and strength.  What makes these glass fusing decals unique is the fact that they don't lose color or shape integrity when fired on dark glass.  These decals are specifically made for glass and differ from other ceramic color decals on the market that only fire on white or ivory glass.  This opens up color combinations that were not available with glass art decals in the past.

AAE Glass has more color designs in the works and will release them as we get them.  I have talked to several glass artists in the northern United States, Canada and Europe and they are gearing up for the art show season.  These decals are sure to set your jewelry apart from your competition.  Local artists in Southwest Florida have been stopping in the studio to take a peak at the new decals and the response has been nothing but positive.  The most popular response from the glass artist is "This opens up so many opportunities."  We are happy with that response and look forward to working with glass artists to expand all of our creativity. 

Remember, if you want to promote a local art show email us at and we will be happy to share your location and art with all of our glass loving readers.

I hope you enjoy the new color decals as we couldn't be happier with them.  Please show us your beautiful glass art when completed.

AAE Glass

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Art Festival

AAE Glass wants to share an Art Festival with you taking place this Memorial Day Weekend in Springfield, Nebraska.  Our friend Pam Honken will be showcased so be sure to say hello.  She makes beautiful glass art and her website is  This show is sure to be filled with beautiful glass art.
Come join Pam this Memorial Day Weekend at the 
Saturday May 26th 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday May 27th 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Beautiful gardens and beautiful art created by special artists :)

Directions: 13603 Pflug Road, Springfield, NE 68059
From Omaha, take I80 to the 144th Street/Hwy 50 exit (Sapp Bros.)
Turn south onto Hwy 50, go 6 miles
Just south of Springfield, turn east (left) onto Pflug Road
Go 1/2 mile on Pflug Road to Weiss Studios and Gardens

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Patty Gray and 20% Off Decals, Settings and More

AAE Glass is happy to announce the details for Patty Gray's two, 4 day workshops in October.  Tuition includes ALL supplies.  You can reserve your seat with a 50% deposit, just be sure to select the class dates you want. There are a limited number of seats and they are sure to fill fast.
AAE Glass is also happy to offer 2 new, beginner level classes taught by two local glass art teachers in southwest Florida.
4 Week Fusing Camp with Lois Johnston
Fused Glass for Absolute Beginners with Naldyne Light
Both Naldyne and Lois have been involved in the glass art community in southwest Florida for several years. They have spent the past year expanding their knowledge and working with Tanya Veit and now want to pass this knowledge onto anyone who wants to learn or expand their glass art techniques. Take advantage of the state of the art studio in Cape Coral, Florida.

How about a sale to go along with the new class announcements?!?!
Use coupon code: MAY12 (no spaces) to receive 20% off decals, silver settings, bails and chains at

Have a great week everyone!

AAE Glass

Monday, May 14, 2012

Art-A-Whirl Minneapolis, Minnesota

AAE Glass is always trying to bring you as much glass information as possible. When our friend and accomplished glass artist Ria Neilson told us she was going to have featured work at the Art-A-Whirl event this weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we had to share this wonderful event with you.  If you are near the Twin Cities, be sure to stop by and say hello to Ria.  Tell her AAE Glass says hello as well. Art-A-Whirl is packed with great glass art as well as several learning opportunities. Click HERE for times and directions.  The show runs from May18th -20th.  Thanks and have a great day. 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Tanya Veit at The International Festival of Glass

Tanya Veit of AAE Glass will be teaching a masterclass at the International Festival of Glass Monday August 20th through Thursday August 23rd in Stourbridge, England. Visit the official website for the festival HERE.   

While Tanya has worked with several European glass artists and even hosted a few at the AAE Glass studio in Cape Coral, Florida, she is looking forward to both teaching and learning glass fusing across the pond. If any readers happen to be in Stourbridge in August, swing by and say hello!

The International Festival of Glass has been growing since 2004 and is a destination for glass artists from around the world.  There will be some great artists and instructors at the fest and knowledge will be shared by all.  Hope to see you there.

AAE Glass

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Marketing Your Fused Glass Art...

...can't be ignored.

I wanted to write a bit about marketing yourself and your glass art as well as offer you a place to promote your work for FREE (AAE Glass). I will include some links to articles I have written for Glass Art Magazine as well as glass fusing tutorials Tanya Veit has written for Glass Patterns Quarterly.  If you don't have a subscription to either magazine they are very easy to get and affordable.  You can choose either a printed version, CD or PDF format.

I understand not everyone sells their fused glass art in a part-time or even full-time capacity, but a majority of our readers do.  Advertising can be very expensive and if not done properly, it can be a complete waste of time, money and effort.  It only makes sense to take advantage and focus on social media outlets, which cost nothing but time and effort.  Don't get me wrong, time and effort are of tremendous value, but shedding the cost associated with paid advertising will lighten the load. 

Here are a few links to marketing articles I have written for Glass Art.  These are things I have learned through trial and error over the past several years.  Social media is always changing, so giving yourself a solid foundation will allow you to adjust on the fly.  The more you contribute, the more you get out of it.
Using Social Media to Sell Your Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Blog Your Way to Sales
Partnering with Artists in Different Mediums to Increase Sales
Using Social Media with Confidence

Getting back to promoting yourself for FREE...Art show season is here.  I am happy to promote any art shows you may be attending by sharing your location with us.  We often feature artists on this blog and by sharing yourself with AAE Glass, we share it with all of our readers.  Email if you would like to be a featured artist or share any art shows you may have in the coming weeks or months.  Also, if you know of any quality art shows in your area, please share them with us.  I know all of our readers appreciate quality glass art.

Here are a few fused glass tutorials Tanya has written for Glass Patterns Quarterly.  Tanya believes in teaching glass artists as much as she possible can.  She will share every technique she knows with anyone willing to learn.  Tanya's class schedule can be found at AAE Glass.  Stay tuned for new, beginner classes as well as specialty classes in Cape Coral, Florida.  This is a great community to learn!
Garden Butterfly Fused Glass Barrette Tutorial
Optical Illusion Donut PendantTutorial
Pelican Beach Pendant Tutorial

As always, it is great hearing from all of you.  Keep up the great work and lean on us whenever you feel the need.