IridOrnaments#6Playing with Iridescence: Fused Treasures

Iridescent means showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. Glass fusing is the perfect way to play with this gorgeous effect.

Come create elegant holiday ornaments in this fun fusing workshop focused on playing with iridized glass. Iridescent glass is created when a metal coating is put on the glass at the factory, just before the glass is completely cooled. The result is a Mother of Pearl effect on the surface of the glass that can be highlighted in various ways. Using fusing paints, frits (ground glass) and other interesting fusing techniques you will decorate your pre cut diamond shaped ornaments while coming to understand the effects you can obtain with your iridized glass.

These ornaments will be finished and ready for hanging after firing, making great gifts or additions to your own home.

  • Level: all levels
  • Cost: $85– all materials included for four ornaments provided, additional pieces available if time allows to make at an individual price per piece

janiefusingforwebAbout Janie

Janie Yakovlevitch, nurse practitioner and glass artist, fits perfectly with our trend of medicine and mosaics. She has a long history of working with glass as a flameworker, and owner of GlassPassions. She began making mosaics at our studio fall of 2010 and officially joined the team as our “Fusing Director” in 2012. She runs the fusing program at SMA and is a constant inspiration to all of us, as she creates amazing backsplashes and other installations, combining all of her different glass working skills into stunning mosaics.