Easter Inspired Blown Glass "Egg" Ornaments - Make Your Own!

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5.0 | 3 reviews

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Easter has inspired us to run more ornament classes! Create your own beautiful Easter brunch center piece in this fun, hands-on, 2-hour workshop.

Students will learn how to safely blow glass with a torch and you will receive glass “points” that you fill with beautiful colored glass of your choice (a variety of pastel colors will be provided). With one-on-one instruction you will then heat your glass in the torch to create your own colorful one‐of‐a‐kind Easter "egg" ornaments. Perfect for a day or night out with friends and family! Each student can make approximately 6 ornaments, each finished with a classic silver or gold ornament cap or the stem can be left on so you can include in flower arrangements or use as watering globes. All materials are included! "Egg" ornaments are ready to bring home at the end of the class.

Additional points may be purchased for $6 each.

What to Bring

hair tie, close-toed shoes, cotton clothing and bottled water for you to drink

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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.

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

STUDENT REVIEWS

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    Jennifer P.
    Reviewed on 03/27/16

    Leslie is an excellent teacher! The class is awesome and you will leave with fantastic ornaments!

    Leslie is an excellent teacher! The class is awesome and you will leave with fantastic ornaments!

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    Tracy K.
    Reviewed on 03/24/16

    This class is a MUST DO! I have never blown glass before but loved it and will continue to increase my glass as an art medium. Leslie the teacher is a wonderful patient teacher. She helped us feel confident throughout the process. The class is limited to 6 which is perfect to receive personal instruction and help. I highly recommend this class to everyone.

    This class is a MUST DO! I have never blown glass before but loved it and will continue to increase my glass as an art medium. Leslie the teacher is a wonderful patient teacher. She helped us feel confident throughout the process. The class is limited to 6 which is perfect to receive personal instruction and help. I highly recommend this class to everyone.

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