Last year I apologized for not having my annual ornaments available for purchase and promised I would make them for the 2017 holiday season. I am managing to keep my promise despite the pending move and have begun making the prototypes. I will have 8 styles this year--4 rounds and 4 rectangulars all as frit paintings.
I have not yet decided if I will retail them myself online and at the new studio or if I will try and wholesale them through many of my clients. I do know that they will be limited editions as in years previous and I will only produce 10 of each for a total of 80 2017 ornaments. If any of my readers have an opinion on how I should market and sell them, please comment so I can get a sense of which way to go this year.
This July 21st, Aspen Light Glass Studio will be moving from Ridgway to downtown Montrose Colorado (30 minute drive). It will be hard to leave Ridgway after nearly 5 years, but the move is good for me and especially good for the business. Truth be told, my studio was just not large enough anymore as my business continues to expand.
I will have much more space to work and will have a large open area that we will use as a classroom for teaching glass classes. A number of followers over the years have expressed interest is classes, but I just did not have the space to accommodate classes in Ridgway.
We are planning on working cooperatively with Weehawken Creative Arts to arrange and schedule classes hopefully beginning in late August. Classes will be anywhere from a day to 4 day workshops and there are several hotels within walking distance for overnight students as well the Montrose Regional Airport that offers flight to and from many major cities (it serves the Telluride tourism industry). I will also keep a class roster on this website with links to registration information. I plan to teach a broad range of classes anywhere from intro to fusing to the basics of frit and powdered glass painting.
If you are interested in a specific class, use the contact form on this site to share your interest and what type of class you are looking for. I will keep a contact list to inform you of upcoming opportunities in studying kiln-form glass at the new Aspen Light Glass Studio.
Welcome to the blog! I am the artist and gallery owner, Diane Quarles. I will post day-to-day outcomes and events here so you can see what is going on in the studio this month.