BYOB Graphic Glass Coasters | Intro to Glass Fusing

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4.55 | 12 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Create a fab set of fused glass landing pads for your favorite beverages. Students will select design elements from our colorful selection of flat sheet glass and decals prepared with a wide range of patterns and images. You’ll make art you can toast to!


You will learn how to safely cut and assemble glass into your design. You will make two 4in-square glass coasters that your guests will want to steal. Perfect for a date night or Girls' Night out! No experience required. Ages 21+ 


All materials included. If you want to make more coasters they are $15 each. Your pieces will be fired after the workshop and ready to be picked up one week after class. Shipping is also available for a fee.

What You Can Expect
  • Learn to safely cut flat glass
  • Learn how to use decals
  • Learn how to assemble flat glass
  • Learn how to use accessory glass
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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

After receiving her BFA from Alfred University in 1992 Leslie Speicher travelled the country finally choosing Seattle, WA as her home. During her seven years there she focused on her glasswork, teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center and assisting and studying with local and international glass artists. In 2004, she received her MFA from the University of Illinois. Her teaching career took her first to the University of Miami where she taught 3D Design. Leslie then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art as an Adjunct in the Glass Department before moving to Chicago, IL after her solo show at the Museum of Surgical Science in 2006.

No matter what she is making her aspiration is to create pieces with unique character, which are thought provoking and visually pleasing. Leslie’s interest in exploring materials leads her to create narratives between design, texture, form and color. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and handcrafted by the artist.

Leslie is the owner of Chicago Glass Collective in Chicago, IL where she also teaches and makes her work.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Katie K.
    Reviewed on 07/18/14

    This class was great! The teacher was very talented and knowledgeable. It was very worth the money. Looking forward to taking the glass blowing ornament class in the winter !

    This class was great! The teacher was very talented and knowledgeable. It was very worth the money. Looking forward to taking the glass blowing ornament class in the winter !

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    Jessica N.
    Reviewed on 07/31/14

    I had SO much fun!
    Leslie is so awesome and informative!
    Great class and great tablemates!
    I will definitely be back!

    I had SO much fun!
    Leslie is so awesome and informative!
    Great class and great tablemates!
    I will definitely be back!

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    Kathy M.
    Reviewed on 01/31/17

    This is the 5th or 6th class I've taken with Leslie and the Chicago Glass Collective. I always have a great time and come away with a piece of art that I've created and am super proud of.

    This is the 5th or 6th class I've taken with Leslie and the Chicago Glass Collective. I always have a great time and come away with a piece of art that I've created and am super proud of.

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    Alexandra M.
    Reviewed on 03/20/17

    Such a fun class to take. We all had a great time can't wait to go back and take more classes

    Such a fun class to take. We all had a great time can't wait to go back and take more classes

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    Stephanie S.
    Reviewed on 06/29/17

    Highly recommend this class! Leslie was engaging, passionate and wonderfully thorough in her teaching. Will definitely be back for the ornament making class at the end of the year.

    Highly recommend this class! Leslie was engaging, passionate and wonderfully thorough in her teaching. Will definitely be back for the ornament making class at the end of the year.

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    Mary K.
    Reviewed on 04/13/18

    Leslie was a great teacher and her instructions were clear and fun. The mood in the class was a lot of fun, and we were encouraged to be as creative as we wanted to be, and Leslie was there to offer assistance/suggestions/advice. My only "complaint" was that I could have stayed even longer to create more coasters. It was so much fun.

    Leslie was a great teacher and her instructions were clear and fun. The mood in the class was a lot of fun, and we were encouraged to be as creative as we wanted to be, and Leslie was there to offer assistance/suggestions/advice. My only "complaint" was that I could have stayed even longer to create more coasters. It was so much fun.

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    Lisa R.
    Reviewed on 05/18/18

    This was my best Dabble experience yet ! Leslie, our teacher, was great — informative, passionate, and fun. Perfect for girls’ night out or a date.

    This was my best Dabble experience yet ! Leslie, our teacher, was great — informative, passionate, and fun. Perfect for girls’ night out or a date.

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    Hilarie L.
    Reviewed on 05/18/18

    A great time!

    A great time!

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    Kay M.
    Reviewed on 05/22/18

    This was a very fun little class. I've done a glass craft class once before in a different venue, using slightly different techniques, but still found lots to learn and enjoy. The class space is very well laid out, with a good combination of ample work space and existing works to study for inspiration. 10/10, would Dabble with Lesley again.

    This was a very fun little class. I've done a glass craft class once before in a different venue, using slightly different techniques, but still found lots to learn and enjoy. The class space is very well laid out, with a good combination of ample work space and existing works to study for inspiration. 10/10, would Dabble with Lesley again.

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    Jasmine K.
    Reviewed on 05/31/18

    What a great class! We never knew this was how coasters were made, can't wait to see the finished product. The only reason why this is Neutral is because we were supposed to be able to pick up our coasters within a week, but it'll be two weeks tomorrow and we haven't heard from our teacher.

    What a great class! We never knew this was how coasters were made, can't wait to see the finished product. The only reason why this is Neutral is because we were supposed to be able to pick up our coasters within a week, but it'll be two weeks tomorrow and we haven't heard from our teacher.

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    Tiffany C.
    Reviewed on 05/31/18

    The class was very informational and a great deal of fun. The teacher was extremely thorough, funny and helpful. The only reason for the neutral is that I've unfortunately not yet been able to pick up the finished pieces, but look forward to it.

    The class was very informational and a great deal of fun. The teacher was extremely thorough, funny and helpful. The only reason for the neutral is that I've unfortunately not yet been able to pick up the finished pieces, but look forward to it.

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