Fused Glass Votive Candle Holder | Make Your Own!

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Create a beautiful and colorful fused glass votive holder in this new glass class at Chicago Glass Collective! You will learn how to safely cut and assemble flat glass and have multiple styles and colors of glass to use in your project. We will then talk about the use of the draping method in the kiln to complete your piece. Perfect for an evening out with friends or a family.


Your votive candle holder is perfect for inside or outside use and it gives any space a warm and inviting glow. Votive candle included with holder. No experience neccessary. Ages 14+ Pick up within one to two weeks. Shipping is also available for a fee.


KN95, N95 or KN94 masks are required. I have them for you if you forget (a donation of $2 is greatly appreciated). They aren’t optional. They must be fit snugly over your nose and mouth (no fabric or surgical masks and no gators) during your time in the building and studio. I will ask you to change into one of our masks that fits better if yours keeps falling down or sits low or under your nose. This is for the safety of everyone. Thanks in advance for understanding. 


If you have any COVID symptoms please do not come to class. We can reschedule for a later date.

Minimum age

14 years or older

Parent or guardian required if under 18

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Learn to safely cut flat glass
  • Learn to assemble flat glass
  • Learn how to use decals
  • Learn how to use accessory glass
  • Learn about draping and shaping glass
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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.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Judy B.
    Reviewed on 11/25/22

    Leslie took us step-by-step through the process, offering individual guidance along the way. Answered any and all questions.

    Leslie took us step-by-step through the process, offering individual guidance along the way. Answered any and all questions.

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    Tatiana S. V.
    Reviewed on 06/21/22

    The teacher was super knowledgeable about the different ways of glass fusing, and she was willing to showcase all the other work - so everyone there could see what we could accomplish. She mentioned other classes that she teaches when someone would get excited about the examples. WONDERFUL CLASS.

    The teacher was super knowledgeable about the different ways of glass fusing, and she was willing to showcase all the other work - so everyone there could see what we could accomplish. She mentioned other classes that she teaches when someone would get excited about the examples. WONDERFUL CLASS.

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    Sharon S.
    Reviewed on 06/09/22

    Had a wonderful time. Leslie shared her knowledge and was very encouraging. She focused on everyone and was a great teacher. This class is good for beginners and those who have worked with glass before. I would totally do another class with Leslie.

    Had a wonderful time. Leslie shared her knowledge and was very encouraging. She focused on everyone and was a great teacher. This class is good for beginners and those who have worked with glass before. I would totally do another class with Leslie.

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    Nick S.
    Reviewed on 06/08/22

    This class was fantastic! My wife, mother, and I loved spending a couple hours with Leslie in her studio making awesome glass candle holders. Leslie was a great teacher and we've already talked about wanting to go back. Definitely a dabble to do!!

    This class was fantastic! My wife, mother, and I loved spending a couple hours with Leslie in her studio making awesome glass candle holders. Leslie was a great teacher and we've already talked about wanting to go back. Definitely a dabble to do!!

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    Julian B.
    Reviewed on 12/13/21

    Leslie was a greay teacher. The environmemt was great and she allowed us to just get creative. The room has tons of inspiration and she did an excellent job with letting us explore.

    Leslie was a greay teacher. The environmemt was great and she allowed us to just get creative. The room has tons of inspiration and she did an excellent job with letting us explore.

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    Kelly P.
    Reviewed on 09/12/18

    I love all her classes and sign up as soon as I find a new one. I did this with my Mom for Mother's Day and we both had a great time. My glass work skills are still a work in progress but I enjoy learning new techniques. She is very helpful and explains things really well before you start. (And again for those like me who are slow to catch on.) ;)

    I love all her classes and sign up as soon as I find a new one. I did this with my Mom for Mother's Day and we both had a great time. My glass work skills are still a work in progress but I enjoy learning new techniques. She is very helpful and explains things really well before you start. (And again for those like me who are slow to catch on.) ;)

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    Leesa A.
    Reviewed on 05/14/18

    Very laid back and creative process. The instructor walked around to answer questions and provide tips frequently. Pieces had to stay to be fired so I'm excited to pick them up and see how they turned out!

    Very laid back and creative process. The instructor walked around to answer questions and provide tips frequently. Pieces had to stay to be fired so I'm excited to pick them up and see how they turned out!

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