Glass Fusing Fun for Mothers’ Day!

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Event Overview

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, Grandmoms, Bonus Moms, Aunts and Caretakers! 

Join us for our fun and fabulous Glass Fusing class on Mother's Day this year! Learn how to cut and assemble, beautiful and colorful flat glass and turn your unique creation into a bowl, plate or votive holder. 

Each participant will receive a 6" clear square plus a wide variety of colorful glass chunks, stringers, and scrap. You will learn how to safely cut glass and learn many basic techniques to complete your vision.

No experience is necessary. Ages 10+ are welcome! Students between the ages of 10-14 must have an adult present during the class. Students 15–17 must have an adult present before class starts in order to sign the waiver.

Everyone's pieces will be fired in a kiln, and ready for pick up two weeks after class.

If you are experiencing any Covid, flu or cold symptoms, please do not come to class. We will reschedule. 


What to Bring

All materials are provided

Minimum age

10 years or older

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Glass fusing
  • Glass cutting
  • Glass assembly
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After receiving her BFA from Alfred University in 1992 Leslie Speicher travelled the country finally choosing Seattle, WA as her home. During her seven years there she focused on her glasswork, teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center and assisting and studying with local and international glass artists. During this time she was a TA and AA at Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Red Deer College in Alberta, CA. Residencies include Urban Glass, Hastings College and Pratt Fine Arts Center. Leslie has shown her glasswork, sculptures and installations in Seattle, NYC, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. Publications include International Glass Art; Richard Yelle, author.
She then decided to return to school to get her Masters so she could teach at the college level. In 2004, she received her MFA from the University of Illinois. Her teaching career took her first to the University of Miami where she taught 3D Design. Leslie then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art as an Adjunct in the Glass Department before moving to Chicago, IL after her solo show at the Museum of Surgical Science in 2006.
No matter what she is making her aspiration is to create pieces with unique character, which are thought provoking and visually pleasing. Leslie’s interest in exploring materials leads her to create narratives between design, texture, form and color. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and handcrafted by the artist.

Leslie is the owner of Chicago Glass Collective in Chicago, IL where she also teaches and makes her work.

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