Thursday, February 28, 2013

Etching Stencils Available at AAE Glass

Over 50 Etching Stencil designs to choose from.  These etching stencils can be purchased individually. 
Sheets are 4" x 9" and display detailed resist images. We use them to etch into dichroic and iridized glass. 
 Use the inside OR outside of the design for different looks
The creative possibilities are endless.

Glass Sandblasting Classes at AAE Glass Art Studio

Those of you who have recently taken a workshop at the AAE Glass Art Studio are aware of Tanya's affinity towards her sandblaster.  She is growing closer to it everyday.  In being Tanya, she immediately contacted IKONICS imaging and asked to speak with Darin Jones, who sold her the sandblaster in Las Vegas last year.  Darin is an expert in the field of sandblasting and Tanya was able to convince him to come to Cape Coral, Florida and give FOUR sandblasting workshops!  They can be taken individually or as a series.     

Darin's job is to be good at sandblasting and as we found out, Darin is real good at his job!  He travels the world teaching sandblasting to corporations and artists alike.  If you have been on the fence about pursuing sandblasting of any kind, any one of these classes will give you a great feel for the art.  Several pieces will be produced by each student.   
To view the current glass fusing classes being offered, be sure to visit

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Glass Cutting Contest at Las Vegas Glass Craft Expo

This fun contest will be held on Friday, April 5th from 5:00 to 6:00pm on the show stage in the Exhibit Hall at the 2013 Las Vegas Glass Craft Expo.

AAE Glass has donated a gift certificate for one of the lucky winners.  There are several great prizes up for grabs in this contest. Contact Charlene at 907-333-7207 or for more information on how to enterThere are some great glass artists who contribute to this blog, I would love to see one of you win a great prize. 

The Glass Cutting Contest is free and open to everyone.  Each participant is provided a pattern, clear glass, and a 4-minute time limit.  Judging is based on the accuracy of the cuts completed.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the Beginner and Advanced categories. (See page 86 in this year's show book for the half-page ad announcing the contest.)

In addition to the two traditional categories mentioned above, there will be the "Super Pro Category".  These invited participants (instructors and vendors) will be cutting glass pieces from an exclusive peacock pattern designed by Lisa Vogt as quickly as possible with encouragement from the audience.  These pieces will be assembled, fused and then auctioned on Sunday.  The Super Pro Category will also have prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places plus we will use an "Applause Meter" to determine the most entertaining Super Pro.  Be sure to come and watch the contests and cheer all the contestants on!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Bullseye Transparent and Opalescent Glass Added to

As we continue to add products to the new website, we want to announce we have added Bullseye Opalescent and Transparent glass today.  Choose from dozens of each.  AAE Glass offers 25% off all Bullseye products online, all the time (prices as marked).  Combine this beautiful fusible glass with our huge selection of frit and other unique glass fusing products. If it is quality glass and products you are looking for, look no further.  We are standing by to ship immediately.

Are you in the market for some hand picked dichroic scrap packs?  We have added several to our inventory today as well.  Take a look at our DICHROIC GLASS selection to add to your creations. Be sure to take advantage of our new reward points program that rewards loyal customers with each purchase!

World Famous Glass Fusing Instructors at AAE Glass Art Studio

Tanya Veit of the AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida has made it a point not only to offer her glass fusing expertise to glass artists from all over Florida, and the world, but to bring other world renowned glass fusing and lampworking instructors to the AAE Glass Art Studio. 
In the past year, AAE Glass has hosted the likes of Patty Gray, David Alcala, Joshua Mazet and most recently Kent Lauer.  When you add Tanya to the previous four glass artists, it is like the 1992 USA Olympic Dream Team of glass fusers!
Tanya has been working hard to bring even more well known glass art instructors to Cape Coral this year!  We are finalizing the dates at the moment and will be announcing a new class schedule in the next week.  I have to leave you hanging a bit until the dates are finalized, but trust me it will be worth the wait. 
If you would like to get on our general class waiting list, please send an email to with a subject of; WAITING LIST.  We will be sure to contact you separately once the class schedule is finalized to ensure you get into the workshop of your choice before they quickly fill up. 
Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you in sunny Florida soon!  


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Glassline Fusing Paint at AAE Glass

AAE Glass has added Glassline Fusing Paints to our website.  Choose from over 25 individual colors or Tanya's Personal Paint Kit which has 14 paints including the popular copper and gold metallic.  This kit is made up of the most popular colors that Tanya uses in her Extreme Glass Fusing Workshops
Glassline paints are a favorite of Tanya's due to the various ways she has learned to use them.  It is very versatile and makes for some great accents with several different techniques. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AAE Glass Reward Points

How would you like to earn reward points for every purchase that can be redeemed for a future discount on AAE Glass; Decals, Glass Settings, Stencils, Bails & Templates, Kiln Paper, Etching Stencils, Chains & Cords, Paints & Enamels, Webinar Supplies, Drill Bits, Kilns, Tanya Veit Workshops or
Guest Instructors (will be updated shortly)?

This program was designed to reward the loyalties of all the fused glass artists who have used our products and/or learned from Tanya.  We strive to bring you unique and unusual glass fusing products and techniques.  Tanya will be releasing the remainder of her 2013 teaching schedule shortly.  You can use your reward points to save on a workshop here in sunny Cape Coral, Florida.

If you would like to earn 25 FREE rewards points, no purchase necessary, create an account HERE.  It only takes a few seconds.

If you would like to view FREE VIDEOS on various glass fusing subjects, click HERE.  These are a great way to brush up on some basic skills if you have worked with glass for years or teach you some basics about glass art if you are just getting started.

To view some of Tanya Veit's work, visit her GALLERY.  Many of these techniques are taught by Tanya at the AAE Glass studio.

If you are in SW Florida and would like to take advantage of FREE STUDIO TIME, click HERE.

If you have any questions about open studio time or upcoming workshops, give the studio a call at 239-471-7724 or email us at

Thank you again to all of our loyal customers and students for all your support.  We want to continue to develop new classes and products so you can set your work apart.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Go Ahead and Daydream, It's Good for you

Daydreaming is often thought of as wasting time or not being productive, especially in the work place.  New studies are showing that daydreaming is actually beneficial for your mind.  As the world becomes faster paced and more is demanded of us from teachers and bosses, it is becoming less likely that the average person is taking even just a few minutes for themselves to sort through thoughts and ideas or daydream about life or work goals.  It is when we daydream that we are able to relax our mind from the constant stimulation that we face everyday.  Whether it be family or work, there always seems to be a certain amount of stress we all feel and it adds up.  Daydreaming for a few minutes each day is a good way to relieve some of that stress and get your ducks in a row sort of speak.   You will feel more prepared to face the daily stresses in your life and ultimately become more productive.
If you are up north, lose yourself while watching the snow flakes fall from the sky.  Bring yourself back to your childhood when you used to make snow angels or build snow forts. 
If you are in the south, take a seat on a bench outside and let the warm breeze take your mind elsewhere. Feel the sand beneath your toes on a beach or smell the freshly cut grass on the golf course.
One thing is for certain, once you start daydreaming, there is no telling where your brain will take you and it really doesn't matter.  Simply daydreaming for a few minutes will relieve some stress and help you to see things clearer.
As glass artists, I'm sure you will be able to generate some creativity that you can translate into your glass art.  Be sure to take a few minutes each day to reflect on your accomplishments as well as your goals. Your body, mind and soul will thank you as will your creativity.  When you are done daydreaming and you feel a renewed sense of energy and creativity, visit AAE Glass to turn your newly envisioned glass art ideas into a reality!

Mark Veit