NEW! Fused Glass Pocket Bud Vases
Arts & DIY
Spend an evening in our beautiful glass studio in the artsy Ravenswood neighborhood for our new glass fusing class!
In this 2-hour introductory glass fusing class you will learn how to create a pocket bud vase for your spring and summer blooms. You learn to cut and assemble flat glass and use colorful crushed glass and stringer to create your designs. These are what are the kinds bud vases and can either hang on the wall or sit in on a stand. Your wall vase will be approx 4"x 6"
You will use some of our special glass and learn how to safely cut, decorate and assemble your pieces for the kiln.
If you have any COVID, flu or cold symptoms please do not come to class. We can reschedule for a later date.
15 years or older
All materials providedCancellation Policy
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.