Member fee: $30 (3 sessions)
Non-member fee: $35 (3 sessions)
Materials fee: approximately $65 (depending on cost of glass chosen). It will include glass, studio fee, kiln fee, and food costs and will be due at the end of the first session.
Saturdays, October 24, November 7 & 14, times vary
In this unique three-session class, you will explore and choose glass colors; design and fuse a salad plate and soup bowl; and use your new dishware at a special luncheon. The first session Oct. 24 (10 am - 12 pm) is a two-hour meeting where you will discuss glass color choices, order your glass, practice cutting glass, and consider designs that will enhance the presentation of food. In the second four-hour session Nov. 7 (9 am - 1 pm), you will cut glass, assemble two glass pieces according to your design and the molds, and prepare for fusing. Your glass will be fired twice in the kiln: once to fuse the pieces together and once to slump your fused glass into the shape of the mold. In the last two-hour session Nov. 14 (11 am - 1 pm), you will enjoy a smoked salmon chowder demonstration by Rosa Campos followed by the delight of using your newly created dishware for a luncheon of chowder and seasonal salad. The location for this event will be announced later. Bon appetite!
If after this class you want to work on completing a set of dishes for yourself or for a gift, you can take A-Z of Fusing Glass and use Open Studio to complete your set.
Instructors: Rosa Campos was born in Mexico City where she received her BA in odontology and practiced as a dentist for over eight years. After having her children, she moved to Puebla where she worked over fifteen years in the German School doing fundraising and special projects as an event organizer, coordinating national events and other annual cultural and fundraising events. In 2012 Rosa moved to the US and then moved to Bainbridge Island and married in 2013.
From an early age, she learned to cook from her mother, specializing in regional cuisine & traditional dishes, and cooking becoming a lifetime hobby. Her culinary interests led to exploring and learning a wider range of international dishes, primarily from Spain and Ireland, adapting many dishes to her unique sense of taste, flavors, and balance. Her family upbringing made her value Mexican art and culture with a keen appreciation for XVI art. She has had a long interest in and appreciation for arts and crafts including working with papier-mâché, metal embossing, and cross-stitching.
She currently works part time at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art as chef where she has created a reputation for cooking the best soups in town and outstanding salsas. Rosa recently joined the Kitchen Arts and Fundraising committees at BARN.
After thirty-four years as an educator and administrator, Teri Smith came to Bainbridge Island one summer and went on the Studio Tour. One of the stops was Mesolini Glass Studio where Teri made a wall tile for her daughter. Noticing that the kiln in the corner was nearly like the pottery kiln she had at home in Las Vegas, she began the first leg on the adventure known as fused glass art.