Monday, July 12, 2010


Upcoming classes at Idiosyncrazies
Point Pleasant, NJ, 08742

Fused Glass Jewelry - Friday, July 16th 6:30 - 8:30PM
(and in case you can't make that one, another one held on Thursday, July 22 2:00 - 4:00 PM!)***

Visiting Artist / Teacher: Yvonne Yaar

The glass-working technique know as “fusing” involves melting pieces of glass
(layered on top of one another) together in a kiln at tempatures typically in excess of 1200ยบ F. The end result is a new piece of glass. In jewelry making, we will focus on pendants or earrings, whichever the student chooses. THe techniques for design, cutting glass, grinding it for shaping and smooth edges- all part of the process taught and discussed in class. You can ask questions for more detailed information or just sit back and enjoy the process.

*** Each piece is taken to Yvonne's studio for the kiln process. Therefore allow a week for pick up unless other special arrangements are made with the artist (pick up sooner, different location, mailing to your home address for $7 fee, etc) You will be given a small tube of high quality craft/glass glue and will be responsible for attaching your jewelry bails. These bails are included with the cost of the class, no additional purchases necessary.

About the Artist: Simply put, Yvonne has a passion for glass. She became a full time artist approximately 4 years ago. She has taken classes at Salem Community College in Carney's Pt, NJ; one of the few entities in the USA that offers a Bachelor's Degree in Glass Art. She was on the Dean's list when she attended and she also took a class at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY. However, she is primarily self-taught. She has a BS from Indiana University in Interior Design, with a minor in Business Administration. She exhibits and sells from multiple galleries, museums, and boutiques in the Tri-State area {NY, NJ, &PA]. In 2009, Yvonne was honored by The Monmouth Museum as one of "New Jersey's Emerging Artists".

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