Intro. to Dichroic Fused Glass Jewelry
Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
December 5, 2017 (Tuesday), 1 Session Class is Full-Closed
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Instructor: Rae Breed
Class Fee: $25.00 non-members + $20.00 Supply Fee
Free BRMAA Members + $20.00 Supply Fee
What a unique class to sign up for! Each Student will take home a pair of Dichroic Fused Glass earrings. In the beginning of the class, the Instructor will have a short introduction on how to cut glass. The Instructor will demo different designs and give the students some options on creating one of kind pieces of art. The students will design, cut, prepare inlay and fire a pair of earrings all in 3 hours. Some of the techniques the students will learn are kiln wash vs fire paper and fusing in the kiln. Students need to bring safety glasses for cutting glass. Class space is limited. Come join the fun!
Class is Full-Closed
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Rae Breed is a self-taught ceramicist who began her career while on Andros Island in the Bahamas. She originally worked in stoneware and earthenware, but switched to Raku in 1995.
During her stay on the island, she frequently traveled state-side to attend workshops which allowed her the privilege of studying with some of America’s most accomplished potters, including James Lawton, Warren MacKenzie, Michael Simon, John Glick and Cynthia Bringle, the latter two having had the most influence on Rae’s work.
In 1996, Rae moved state-side and began participating in art shows across the country, winning numerous awards. In 2002, she moved to the Blue Ridge area and opened, “All Fired Up,” her distinctive art gallery. She not only featured her own work, but that of other American artists as well.
Rae took her first fused glass class at the John C Campbell folk school in 2004. Although it was a plate class, Rae became obsessed with working small, and began designing dichroic earrings. She created her own style using inlaid silver wire.
After a ten-year run, Rae closed the doors of “All Fired Up” and has since displayed and sold her work in various local galleries while continuing to teach clay and fused glass at the John C. Campbell Folk School.
Most recently, Rae had the opportunity of taking clay classes from two very prominent ceramic artists, Susan Vey and Sandy Blain. Both have been very influential in her current pottery work. Petra Kaiser, a world renown fused glass artist, has been her friend, teacher, and fused glass mentor from the beginning.
Rae currently resides in Mineral Bluff, GA with her husband, Al, and their rescue dog, Riley and three rescue cats, Bigley, Bits and Dexter.