BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

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Want to try something new and creative? Do you like snacks and appetizers? Wouldn't you love them even more if you served them on your own, handmade glass plate?

Discover the joys of glass fusing while creating your own unique appetizer/snack plate. Use colored glass, frit, stringers, and embellishments to create beautiful fused glass plates in the kiln. Learn how to safely cut, assemble and design with flat glass. You will create the perfect 5" x 5" handmade serving dish sure to impress everyone at your next party!

Perfect for a date night or night out with friends. No experience required. Glass and tools provided by Chicago Glass Collective. Pieces may be picked up one-week after firing. Additional colors of glass may be purchased from the instructor during class. Ages 21+

What will be provided

All basic materials provided. Extra glass colors may be purchased from the instructor.

Location
Chicago Glass Collective
1770 W. Berteau Avenu, Suite 203-B
Chicago, IL, 60613

Student Reviews

5 | 12 reviews
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    Kris P.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Great class. Made a plate with a bunch of flowers on it.

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    Jennifer P.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Class was amazing. Instruction was hands on and we were encouraged to create any design we wanted. Leslie offered assistance on the more difficult parts so the designs chosen would be flawless.

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    Heather E.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Always a good time in Leslie's classes. Can't wait too see how the plates turned out.

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    Sherry R.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    THANK YOU for a DEELIGHTFUL time yesterday.
    Not only did I learn something, and produce something, I had
    a really great time, Leslie made it a wonderful experience!

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    Jana S.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    I really enjoyed this class. Leslie was super helpful, informative, and patient. I love my sushi plate.

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    Wendy K.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Very informative glass. Had a blast and loved all the options for making my glass plate!

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    Maggie G.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Loved this class! Leslie is a fun and engaging teacher and makes the techniques look easy. Already thinking of new projects to do with Chicago Glass Collective...

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    Alison B.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    This class was really fun! The environment was really relaxed and encouraged creativity. All of the participants in the class had fun together creating unique pieces of functional art. Leslie was very helpful and did a short overview on what everything is and how it works before letting us run wild. It was cool to see how everyone took the same tools and materials and created vastly different pieces. The sushi plate is smaller than I thought from the picture, but the experience was very fun and memorable. I would recommend.

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    Jessica K.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    What a great class! Super laid back but informative, creative and fun. I will for sure take more classes here, highly recommend!

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    Kandy C.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    Leslie was a great teacher and very encouraging. She gave us free rein to create our own designs and it was so much fun to see what everyone created. I definitely want to go back and take another class.

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    Amber P.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    I love Leslie and CGC! This was my second workshop and I can't wait to take more. Leslie is knowledgable and passionate about her work and art and it is plain to see, she makes it fun and exciting. HIGHLY recommend going for any class.

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    Amber P.
    BYOB- Fused Glass Appetizer Plate- Make Your Own!

    I love Leslie and CGC! This is the second workshop I have taken and I can't get enough. Glass working is so addictive and it is so fun to be creative with this kind of medium. Leslie is knowledgable and passionate about what she does and you can see she loves sharing it with others.

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Chicago Glass Collective

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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 traveled 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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