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June 2016

June 13th- 17th at Dallas Glass Art

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This was a busy week at Dallas Glass Art! After several big classes last week we had lots of cold working to be done. Now that each piece has been grinded down and polished, the pieces are ready to be picked up. We can’t wait for our class participants to pick up their creations and be able to take them home! Below are examples of pieces that were made during several classes over the past few weeks. Dallas Glass Art has great classes and workshops coming up. Our next class is being offered on June 25th at 10:30 a.m. Come by and in two hours learn the basics of glass blowing and make your very own glass globe or pear. We also offer glass workshop sessions where you can work one on one with a professional glass blowing instructor to create bowls, vases and cups.  Sign up by following the links below!

Dallas Glass Art – Classes

Dallas Glass Art – Workshops

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Glass flowers, bowls, and cups all hand blown by DGA class and workshop participants!

While we had lots of work going on to keep our classes on track we also have lots of exciting glass installations being created. Carlyn continued to work on a glass weave, and Carlyn and Clay started work on a glass ribbon installation piece for a private home.

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This week Carlyn continued to work on a glass weave piece for a private residence. We have several of her beautiful weaves at Dallas Glass Art but always enjoy watching a new weave come to life!

Glass ribbon pieces cooling at a standard rate in the annealer

Glass ribbon pieces cooling at a standard rate in the annealer.

Stay tuned for upcoming information on our summer classes and events!

June 6th-10th at Dallas Glass Art

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New friends, classes, and pieces in the studio

This week was a busy work week at Dallas Glass Art! Christoph Hubner joined us all the way from Germany for a jam packed week of glassblowing. Christoph arrived last Friday and spent lots of time getting to know our glass studio and working with Carlyn and Clay to produce beautiful bowls and vases for the store.

Christoph is from west Germany and grew up with glass art. His father is a master glass blower and taught Christoph some of the process, but as Christoph says, “glassblowing is like riding a bike, you can only teach someone the basics, from there it’s all individual style”. After learning the basics from his father, Christoph trained for four years at a glass blowing academy in Germany. Only about 20% of students successfully complete this glass blowing program. The American glass blowing process is very similar to the German process except for a few slight differences. In Germany the glass blowing furnaces are electric rather than gas burning. Christoph enjoys the entire glass blowing process and says that he can’t designate any one piece he has created as his favorite.

This was Christoph’s first time visiting Texas and he enjoyed how vast the city of Dallas is and the array of food and activities the city has to offer. “Keep calm, it’s only glass” he says.  We hope to have him back at Dallas Glass Art very soon!

Finished products! Come by the studio or store to check these amazing pieces out!

Finished bowls by Carlyn, Clay, and Christoph! Come by the studio or store to check out these amazing pieces! With one of our classes or workshops you can learn the basics of this cool art process.

On another note, our summer classes are in full swing! Come see us any Saturday morning from 10:30 to 12:30 to learn the basics of glass blowing and create your very own hand blown glass piece. You can get involved as early as this Saturday morning with one of our Glass Globes and Pears class at 10:30 a.m. Check out the “Hot Shop Events” tab on our homepage to learn more and get registered for a class! We hope to see you soon!