Meet Delphi's Fall Guest Instructors

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We are excited about the Fall 2013 line up of talented glass art experts teaching classes at Delphi's Creativity Center in Lansing, MI. Each artist brings their own unique skill set and techniques that any student from beginner to professional artist would enjoy.

Tim Driers intricate hollow forms will amaze flameworking fans. Learn valuable new skills from this master glass blower. Gain fusing expertise in Janet Schraders classes. Janet has many special tricks to impart that will take your fusing knowledge to a new level. Kent Lauers glass magic will enthrall coldworking enthusiasts. Youll also learn glass gem making from this master of beveling. One look at Patty Grays fantastic glass art will have fusers thirsting to learn her secrets. Patty will share some of her unique methods during her Advanced Fusing class.

Get to know each artist and their work, then see which class is right for you! Class sizes are limited so register now to ensure your opportunity to work with these amazing artists.

Tim Drier Tim Drier

Michigan native Tim Drier has worked as a scientific glass blower for more than 25 years. His experience and skill is apparent in the clean lines and soft curves of his blown decanters, goblets and sculpture.

Tim works primarily with borosilicate glass and has taught artistic lampworking classes at Corning Studios, the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and The Pittsburgh Glass Center. We are excited to welcome Tim to Delphis Creativity Center to share his knowledge and experience with students.

See Tims fascinating art on our Pinterest board.
Class: Introduction to Hollow Forms

Starts: Oct. 4, 2013 Ends: Oct. 5, 2013

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Tims two day course offers a creative range of flameworking techniques that are fun for the beginner as well as for the intermediate flameworking artist.

Using borosilicate glass, students will be taught to make and create a variety of small solid sculptural forms, with the focus on moving into the exciting and unlimited options that hollow tubing can offer.
Tim Drier Art

Janet Schrader Janet Schrader

Janet has been working with glass as an art form since 1979. The focus of her work has been fusing glass. What she enjoys most in her work is experimentation and through this she has developed some techniques that she teaches through workshops and intensive multiple day sessions.

In 2012 Delphi teamed up with Janet to bring you two exclusive kits, Pictures in Glass Kit and a Jewelry Kit. Learn more about Janet on her featured artist page. See even more of Janet's art on our Pinterest board.
Class: More Innovative Glass Jewelry

Oct. 18, 2013



This class is a new version of Janets popular dichroic jewelry class that offers even more jewelry ideas. Get ready to be creative and move beyond cabochons to other ways of working with dichroic glass in your jewelry.

You will complete two different types of pendants, a pair of earrings and a dangle bracelet during this exciting class. There may also be time to play on your own a little.
Glass Jewelry
Class: Nature's Splendor: Landscapes in Glass

Starts: Oct. 19, 2013 Ends: Oct. 21, 2013

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Janet Schrader returns to Delphi to offer a new and expanded version of her popular Pictures in Glass class. Janet will introduce new techniques and tactics for achieving realistic effects in your glass art.

Students will make a single fired project that uses most of the elements learned in class. Time permitting, you will also make smaller samples.You'll also make other components to take home for use in another project.
Janet Schrader Art

Patty Gray

Patty and her husband opened their first glass blowing studio in 1975, but in the early 80s her interest turned to fusing. Pattys knowledge of glass was built largely through experimentation in fusing and casting techniques. Her experiments paid off! Along with her husband, she has been producing architectural fused and cast glass works for commercial buildings and private residences for over 10 years.

Patty has also developed a series of dam molds to encourage others to explore her techniques. Her work has been shown in public and private collections, galleries and exhibitions. Patty still enjoys experimenting and challenging herself with new techniques and projects.

Check out Pattys innovative work on ourPinterest board. To learn more about Patty Gray visit herweb page.
Class: Advanced Fusing Techniques

Starts: Oct. 26, 2013 Ends: Oct. 28, 2013- Sold Out


Starts: Oct. 29, 2013 Ends: Oct. 31, 2013- Register Now!


In this hands-on three day workshop, designing a fused glass bowl will be the main project. Students will be encouraged to experiment with advanced kiln working techniques and apply them to their own style.

Patty will demonstrate combing, pulling stringers from a vitrigraph kiln, making and applying pattern bars, use of stringers, gold leaf, mica, glass powders/frit and lots more.

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Jennifer B.  •  December 20, 2013
@hairstonb59 these classes were not posted to the web but we do offer some online classes through Powhow. Search Delphi Creativity at for details.
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Betty H.  •  September 27, 2013
are any of these classes (especially the one on 10/12) going to be streamed online? I live in Arkansas and a couple of these I'm very interested in.
Jennifer Bonesteel

Jennifer Bonesteel

Jennifer Bonesteel is a fairly new addition to the Delphi team.  Splitting her time between the merchandising department and the customer care center, she enjoys helping to ensure that Delphi customers receive quality information and service both on the phone and on the web.  While new to the art glass industry, Jennifer has always loved art and has a great appreciation for artists of all kinds.  Learning to work with glass has opened the door for her to explore creating her own art work.