Create a Beautiful Glass Poppy Bowl

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Event Overview

The striking beauty of Poppies are translated by your hand into a beautiful 6" bowl inspired by the colors and textures of these flowers.

Just in time for spring and summer, this fun and creative class provides students with a wide variety of colorful flat glass, frit, stringers and other embellishments to enhance each student's imagination and creativity as they design their own unique poppy bowl.

Perfect for a night out with friends!

No experience necessary. Spend 3 hours with us and learn how to cut flat glass safely and work with fusing tools. This class is a great introduction to the art of glass fusing and the skills from this class can help kickstart your next project!

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

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. During this time she was a TA and AA at Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Red Deer College in Alberta, CA. Residencies include Urban Glass, Hastings College and Pratt Fine Arts Center. Leslie has shown her glasswork, sculptures and installations in Seattle, NYC, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. Publications include International Glass Art; Richard Yelle, author.

She then decided to return to school to get her Masters so she could teach at the college level. 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.

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