Demonstration Schedule for Christmas Open House

Here the schedule for our demonstrations on saturday.  
-11am: Tyler- Antler - Tyler uses actual deer antlers as models to create these pieces
-12pm: Tyler- Alpen Glow Vase - these vases have gorgeous layers of colour applied similar to a water colour technique
1:30pm: Julia –Mountain Bowl - this is a new series for Julia inspired by the mountains in our neighbourhood
2:30pm: Tyler – Something Elaborate and Crazy - this is the demostration where Tyler sometimes takes requests - one year it was a goblet a little girl dreamed up 
4pm: Ramona- Goblet - Ramona has been working in our studio for the past year and has focused making goblets
4:30pm: Zoulou - Moosehead - Zoulou is from Quebec and has worked in our studio this fall - it is amazing how she transforms a blob of glass into a moosehead!

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Christmas Open House

Everyone is invited to our annual Christmas Open House on December 1st from 11-5pm. There will be demonstrations all day, new pieces for sale that make great gifts and cookies! Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for photos of the pieces we are creating for this event. There will also be other art events in the area that day with the Most Beautiful Art Tour in Alberta. For more information visit: http://www.themostbeautifularttourinalberta.com

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Glass / China

We were lucky enough to be asked to teach at a conference at Jilin University of the Arts in China in August. While there we taught students and professors from across China who had come to attend this 3 month government sponsored event. It was a incredible experience, from teaching these eager to learn students, seeing the facilities at the school and experience the history and beauty of this country. The images below are some of the few that capture this amazing experience. We love to travel but travelling with glass is the best - because we meet people who are as in love with glass as we are. Click on the photo below for a mini slide show!

Perfect For Winter

On cold winter days the glass studio is the best place to be. It is like taking a warm vacation while making something beautiful! We still have some room in our winter workshops. These classes range from 4 hour private classes that can be customized to your skill level or a full day workshop for beginners. For more information and to sign up check out our workshop page. 

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Come Visit

Everyone is invited to our Studio Open House this saturday from 11 - 4pm to celebrate the beauty of the season and Alberta Culture Days. There will be glassblowing demonstrations all day and a harvest of blown glass pumpkins for sale! The leaves are starting to turn in the foothills and there will be some stunning fall colours for The Most Beautiful Art Tour in Alberta. Other regional art galleries and artist studios are hosting events all weekend. 

Create Your Own Glass Piece

In our glassblowing workshops students have a chance to create something special of their own. There are some fun classes in the studio this fall - the dates are: 
September 17/18th - Learn to Make Glass Pumpkins! - this is a beginner class
October 22/23 -  A Halloween themed beginner class 
November 12/13th - An intermediate Christmas themed class
We also offer gift certificates for workshops and gifts – perfect as a wedding or birthday gift. 

Glassblowing Enthusiasm

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Christmas Open House on Saturday, the weather was beautiful and we loved sharing our enthusiasm for glassblowing and our cookies! It was great to see so many kids being fascinated with the process and creations. We are here working on commissions for until the 16th of December, so if you need a few more gifts, please stop by visit the studio. 

Thanks

Thanks to everyone for your great feedback about our new website, it has been a lot of work to pull this all together but we are happy with how it all looks. If you think there is something we could do to improve this virtual Firebrand Studio , let us know and we look forward to your feedback.