|Stained Glass • Fusing • Mosaics • Jewelry Supplies|
Wesley Wong is an award-winning artist who designs and produces custom glass art from his studio in San Jose, California. His passion for glass started in 1981 with stained glass, which eventually lead him into mosaics and fused glass. His work features lots of bright colors and intricate patterns and has been exhibited in many juried glass and mosaic shows throughout the United States. Wesley enjoys sharing his glass knowledge with other artists and teaches glass workshops through his studio and at the Institute of Mosaic Art and the Stained Glass Garden in Berkeley, CA. He is a member of the Association of Stained Glass Lamp Artists (ASGLA), Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA), and Contemporary Mosaic Art (CMA). He has written articles for Glass Patterns Quarterly.
Approx. Material Cost: Included
Experience Required: No glass experience necessary.
Type of Class: Lecture, demonstration and hands-on
Class Description: Create roses that can potentially last forever in this 3-day class! Wesley Wong will show you how to make roses from wafer thin glass that can be folded and cut with scissors. You will create several sheets of glass wafers from a powered frit & binder mixture. We will demonstrate several techniques for manipulating the frit mixture and wafer material. Rose buds and roses in full bloom with leaves will be created from paper card stock first, and then created out of the glass wafers. Enamel paints can be added to the petals to embellish the roses. The roses and leaves will be fused with wire stems that will then be attached to floral stems to create a lovely bouquet. Wesley will also demonstrate and additional type of flower that students will be able to create from the wafer sheets.
The wafer rose is featured in an article titled "The Forever Rose" in the Summer 2021 issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly Magazine.
No glass experience necessary.
Safety: Please do not wear open toed shoes or sandals when cutting glass.
Safety glasses must be worn, glasses are provided in class if needed
Tools & Materials Included: All materials and necessary tools.
Additional Tools & Materials: Optional pen and paper for notes.
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