NEW! Fabulous Fused Glass Soap Dishes

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Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Join us for a brand new class, Fabulous Fused Glass Soap Dishes! 

During this fun and creative 2-hour class, you will learn how to safely cut flat glass and assemble it using beautiful accessory glass like crushed glass called frit and glass threads called stringers. Your instructor will help you create the designs of your choosing… You will have two options for your soap dish surface: it can either be textured or smooth You will make 2 single layer soap dishes.

  • No experience necessary and great for ages 15+. 

  • All materials are provided. Your pieces will be fired after class and ready to pick up two weeks after class. Shipping is available for a fee.

  • Ages 15+ Parent/Guardian must be present when student (ages 15-17) arrives to sign waiver before class.

  • Wear closed-toed shoes and bring water to drink.

If you have any COVID, flu or cold symptoms please do not come to class. We can reschedule for a later date.

Minimum age

15 years or older

What's Provided

Everything will be provided

Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 4 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
Chicago Glass Collective
1770 W. BERTEAU, SUITE 203 B
Chicago, IL, 60613


Date & Time


Chicago Glass Collective


$59 per Ticket


* Registration closes 24 hours before event


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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    Pamela D.
    Reviewed on 05/08/24

    What a great class. You can be as creative as you like! I have a taken a few classes here now, and I love them.

    What a great class. You can be as creative as you like! I have a taken a few classes here now, and I love them.

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