Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Glass Party !

Glass bowl my five year old son made.

Last January I got the chance to attend a glass party at a friend's house. Never heard of a glass party before? Neither had I. At the party Trish Culbert (a local glass artist) brought her glass supplies and showed us (adults and kids) how to make bowls, plates, and sun catchers. We first decided what we wanted to make. Then we glued pieces of colored glass to a clear glass base. After we made our composition, Trish took the pieces to her studio for the fusing and slumping process. A couple weeks later we got back the finished product.

Trish Culbert is a glass designer based in the Bay Area, CA.
If you would like to find out more about Trish and her work, click here.

Glass Table Set-up

My three year old making a sun catcher.

Finished Sun Catcher

1 - Colored glass glued to the glass base
2 - Finished product
3 - The bottom of the bowl, it's bumpy from the colored glass.

This is the bowl I made. It's supposed to look like fish swimming in water.


mushroommeadows said...

How fun!!! The pieces look amazing! I like those fish...hehe :)

Lisa said...

What a cool thing to do!

Drea said...

Wow! That's amazing. I wish some one I knew was throwing a glass party. :) In fact I wish I had the equipment and supplies to throw my own glass party.

Beautiful pieces btw.

Lisa U said...

How pretty! I tried this a couple times but the shards of glass that get stuck in skin hurts so much!

Alcy's Hobby Room said...

Wish we have glass parties here too. The glass bowls look so lovely!



Taryn said...

That looks like oodles of fun! The pieces came out great.
A glass party! What a fun idea!

redchuckstress said...

I love family crafting! how fun and good job everyone.

Alexis said...

Your kids are taking after their crafty mama! Beautiful!

Indigo Blue said...

Unusual idea. Your daughter is very cute in your photo too. The sun catchers look lovely. An improvement on tupperware parties.

Anonymous said...

A lot of paint-your-own-pottery studios offer glass fusing projects. I work at one and we even offer weekly glass fusing classes! Go to to find a studio near you!

Liz said...

What a cool idea. I'm going to have to do some searching to see if there is anything like this in my area. I love your daughter's sun catcher and your bowl.

Klazane said...

How fun! And I love you fish bowl--very creative. :)

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