db Studio Glass Beadmaking Class

•April 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

db Studio Glass Beadmaking CBeadmaking

Did you know that the technology for glass beadmaking is among the oldest human arts, dating back 3,000 years?

Glass beads have been dated back to at least Roman times. Perhaps the earliest glass-like beads were Egyptian faience beads, a form of clay bead with a self-forming vitreous coating.

db Studio Glass Beadmaking 3-PanelGlass beads are significant in archaeology because the presence of glass beads often indicate that there was trade and that the beadmaking technology was being spread.

In addition, the composition of the glass beads could be analyzed and help archaeologists understand the sources of the beads.

Our class covers the basics of beadmaking including tools, safety and studio set-up. Techniques include hot glass manipulation, stringers, making basic bead shapes, mavering, dot application, annealing, bead cleaning and more.

Learn to work with hot glass on this smaller scale. Limit 4 per class

No prior experience is necessary and return participants are welcome.

April 9th, 2015:

One Day Class: $150 per person

May 16th & 17th, 2015:

Two Day Class: $225 per person

Includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.

 

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db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

db Studio Winter – Spring Glass Classes

•February 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Students at work in db Studio Glass Class

Students at work in db Studio Glass Class

 

1ST GLASS FUSING CLASS db Studio: First Glass Fusing Class Plates

March 24th
10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners! Class includes basics in glass fusing as well as a tutorial in glass-cutting. Ending result is one 8”x8” sushi plate.

 

2ND GLASS FUSING CLASS db Studio: Second Glass Fusing Class
*2 day class (must attend BOTH days)
March 31st & April 1st
DAY 1 | 10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm
DAY 2 | 10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm

Students will leave with two finished projects in this class: a kiln-carved 8” bowl and an 8” plate that incorporates a part sheet designed by the student, with an emphasis in tack fusing.
*PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

 

BASIC PATTERN BARS with Pam McDonald
*2 day class (must attend BOTH days)db Studio: Pattern Bar Platter
April 14th & 16th
10am-1pm

One pattern bar block will be made and turned into a rectangular platter. Finished pieces will be ready 2 days after last class.

 

GUEST ARTISTS SERIES:

TAPESTRY with Richard Parrishdb Studio Guest Glass Instructor: Richard Parrish
*4 day class (must attend ALL days)

February 20th, 21st and 22nd
10am-5pm

February 23rd
10am-12pm

db Studio: Richard Parrish Tapestry Glass Art db CC PHOTO Richard Parrish Round Bowl db CC Photo Richard Parrish spectrum blueWorkshop participants will make two finished pieces. They will be introduced to the major techniques involved in making these pieces and how these techniques result in the subtleties of pattern making and color use that make Richard’s Tapestry pieces so compelling.

The first piece will introduce the necessary techniques and initial color and pattern thoughts. The second piece will be a significant piece carried through from beginning to finished piece while focusing on the importance of well-made and well-finished work. Additional small samples and study pieces will be introduced along the way.

Coral Bowl making at db Glass Studio

The Coral Bowl
Workshop includes two firings and use of basic studio glass cutters.   Students must know how to cut glass
$35.00
Friday, 3/27: 5:30-7p
Saturday, 3/28: 11a-12:30p

 

Martha Pfanschmidt at db Glass Studio db CC Photo Martha Pfanschmidtdb CC Photo Martha Pdfanschmidt layered #2 LAYERED ASSEMBLAGE with Martha Pfanschmidt
*4 day class (must attend ALL days)

 

 

April 23rd, 24th and 25th
10am-5pm
April 26th
10am-12pm

Using colored powders on clear sheet glass, students will develop patterns and images that will be fired, cut up, re-assembled and stacked into 2-4 layer thick compositions that will be fired again – creating visually complex finished works.

We will create patterned and colored 6” x 6” pieces that we will then cut up and assemble into “collaged” final pieces: one 7” x 9” block two layers thick and one 7” x 9” block 4 layers thick.

db Studio large work space for Glass Classes

db Studio large work space for Glass Classes

 Fun and Educational.  Sign up for a class!  

db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

 For Class Safety, we recommend wearing long pants and close-toed shoes.

The Coral Bowl Workshop at db Glass Studio

•February 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Coral Bowl making at db Glass Studio
The Coral Bowl Workshop at db Glass Studio

Workshop includes two firings and use of basic studio glass cutters
Students must know how to cut glass
$35.00
Friday, 3/27: 5:30-7p
Saturday, 3/28: 11a-12:30p

db Studio and Gallery
878 Tulip Lane
Richland, WA 99352
509-627-0266
Info@BarnardGriffin.com
https://dbglass.wordpress.com/

For Class Safety, we recommend wearing long pants and close-toed shoes.

db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

db Studio Winter -Spring Glass Classes

•January 18, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Students at work in db Studio Glass Class

Students at work in db Studio Glass Class

 

1ST GLASS FUSING CLASS db Studio: First Glass Fusing Class Plates

March 24th
10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm

Perfect for beginners! Class includes basics in glass fusing as well as a tutorial in glass-cutting. Ending result is one 8”x8” sushi plate.

 

2ND GLASS FUSING CLASS db Studio: Second Glass Fusing Class
*2 day class (must attend BOTH days)
March 31st & April 1st
DAY 1 | 10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm
DAY 2 | 10am-12:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm

Students will leave with two finished projects in this class: a kiln-carved 8” bowl and an 8” plate that incorporates a part sheet designed by the student, with an emphasis in tack fusing.
*PREREQ- First Glass Fusing Class

 

BASIC PATTERN BARS with Pam McDonald
*2 day class (must attend BOTH days)db Studio: Pattern Bar Platter
April 14th & 16th
10am-1pm

One pattern bar block will be made and turned into a rectangular platter. Finished pieces will be ready 2 days after last class.

 

GUEST ARTISTS SERIES:

TAPESTRY with Richard Parrishdb Studio Guest Glass Instructor: Richard Parrish
*4 day class (must attend ALL days)

February 20th, 21st and 22nd
10am-5pm

February 23rd
10am-12pm

db Studio: Richard Parrish Tapestry Glass Art db CC PHOTO Richard Parrish Round Bowl db CC Photo Richard Parrish spectrum blueWorkshop participants will make two finished pieces. They will be introduced to the major techniques involved in making these pieces and how these techniques result in the subtleties of pattern making and color use that make Richard’s Tapestry pieces so compelling.

The first piece will introduce the necessary techniques and initial color and pattern thoughts. The second piece will be a significant piece carried through from beginning to finished piece while focusing on the importance of well-made and well-finished work. Additional small samples and study pieces will be introduced along the way.

 

db Glass Studio: Coral Bowl WorkshopThe Coral Bowl
Workshop includes two firings and use of basic studio glass cutters.   Students must know how to cut glass
$35.00
Friday, 3/27: 5:30-7p
Saturday, 3/28: 11a-12:30p

 

Martha Pfanschmidt at db Glass Studio db CC Photo Martha Pfanschmidtdb CC Photo Martha Pdfanschmidt layered #2 LAYERED ASSEMBLAGE with Martha Pfanschmidt
*4 day class (must attend ALL days)

 

 

April 23rd, 24th and 25th
10am-5pm
April 26th
10am-12pm

Using colored powders on clear sheet glass, students will develop patterns and images that will be fired, cut up, re-assembled and stacked into 2-4 layer thick compositions that will be fired again – creating visually complex finished works.

We will create patterned and colored 6” x 6” pieces that we will then cut up and assemble into “collaged” final pieces: one 7” x 9” block two layers thick and one 7” x 9” block 4 layers thick.

db Studio large work space for Glass Classes

db Studio large work space for Glass Classes

 Fun and Educational.  Sign up for a class!  

db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

 For Class Safety, we recommend wearing long pants and close-toed shoes.

db Studio Presents Guest Instructor: Richard Parrish

•January 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

db Studio Guest Glass Instructor: Richard ParrishRichard Parrish
Tapestry Class
February 20th-23rd
$750

Richard Parrish’s Tapestry bowls, trays and wall panels are widely recognized for their intricate patterning and coloration.

This new workshop will explore how an original idea develops into a comprehensive line of studio glass work. The Tapestry pieces rely on color relationships, design, and technique for success.

Workshop participants will make two finished pieces as they are introduced to the major techniques involved in making, and how those techniques result in the subtleties of color use and pattern making that make Richard’s Tapestry pieces so compelling.

The first piece will introduce the necessary techniques and initial color and pattern thoughts. The second piece will be a significant piece carried through from beginning to finished piece while focusing on the importance of well-made and well-finished work.

Additional small samples and study pieces will be introduced along the way.

Richard’s Tapestry pieces are based on a belief that work that begins with ideas and is supported by design and technical knowledge will be stronger, more personal and more original than those works without a solid foundation of these critical components.

db Studio Guest Glass Instructor: Richard Parrish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

db Studio Big Winter Glass Sale featuring Bullseye Glass supplies

•January 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

db Studio Big Winter Glass Sale featuring Bullseye Glass suppliesdb Studio is a Bullseye Kiln-Glass Resource Center Preferred Supplierdb Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

Db studio Big Winter Sale

January 30th & 31st – 10am-5pm
February 1st – 11am-5pm

60% off
• Curious Glass full sheets
50% off
• Top Grade full & half sheets
40% off
• Tekta 3-packs
• 10x10s
• Accessory Glass
(frits, powders, confetti, stringer, rod)
• Bullseye Supplies
(thin fire shelf paper 100 packs, primer, molds)
15% off
• Tools and books

And an EXTRA 10% off sale price PINK Top Grade full sheets

As of February 1st, 2015, the Bullseye Volume Discount Structure will change to:
$200-$399 – 10%
$400-$599 – 20%
$600-$899 – 30%
$900-$1199 – 40%
$1200+ 50%

Holiday Glass Class Schedule

•December 15, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The Holidays are here and time to sign up for fun glass classes for family and friends. Something to do together. Something new, different and engaging.

db Studio Glass Class for Kids and their Moms

db Studio Glass Class for Kids and their Moms

Creating glass art engages people of all ages and skill levels. Plus you can give personal gifts that you made yourself. A craftsman-like holiday to add joy to the season.

Check out our classes below. You can make ornaments, utilitarian items like bowls, plates and glasses as well as unique fine art in your own style.

Create your own magic this year.

 

E-x-t-e-n-d-e-d Open Studio Hours
Starting Friday, December 12th thru the 26th for the Holidays

db Studio Glass Holiday Ornament Projectr

db Studio Glass Holiday Ornament Project

Tues: 4 – 8pm
Wed: 4 – 8pm
Thurs: 4 – 8pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 10am – 5pm

You Make It & Bake It!

 

 
Second Glass Fusing Class at db glass StudioSecond Glass Fusing Class

2-Day Class (Must Attend BOTH Days)
Dec 17 & 18
10a-12p

 

 

 

Screen-Printed Coasters
Set of 4Screen-Printed Coasters Class at db Glass Studio
Dec 19 or 23
10a-12p

 

 

Necklace Making Class
Dec 27
10a-12:30p

Necklace Making Class at db Glass Studio

db Studio is pleased to be a Bullseye Kiln Glass Resource CenterPreferred Partner and honors Bullseye pricing and discount structure.

It is my hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of these classes as well as view the extraordinary work created here in the Tri-Cities area by our students engaging in the glass arts at all levels. See you soon!

Cheers,
Deborah Barnard

db Studio & Gallery

db Studio - Bullseye Kiln-Glass Education Online

db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

 
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