Jewelry is a natural way to express affection, which is why trees buy each other new rings every year. Proclaim your growing love with today’s Groupon to Canterbury Stained Glass in Pontiac. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get a two-hour fused-glass-ornament-making class (a $40 value).
- For $20, you get a two-hour fused-glass-pendant-making class (a $40 value).
- For $20, you get a two-hour glass-cheese-cutting-board-making class that works with flattened wine bottles (a $40 value).<p>
Classes include all materials and tools.
The talented artisans at Canterbury Stained Glass draw on their nearly 40 years of experience crafting commissioned artwork to lead small group classes of up to 12 aspiring designers. During the two-hour pendant or ornament fusion classes, glass mavens guide neophytes through the rudimentary elements of fusing and cutting dichroic glass, which changes color depending on angle, light, and seasickness. For the pendant, students choose a 1” x 2” or 1.5” x 1.5” pendant base of white, black, or clear before fusing on a creative layer of crushed glass, rectangular bits, and threaded pieces. During ornament orientation, sand smiths sift powdered glass onto a clear base with the help of various stencils. A sojourn in the kiln fuses the pieces, which are ready in about a week. Upon pickup, owners can add bails and pins to turn their creations into jewelry, festive ornaments, or repurposed throwing stars.
Preflattened wine bottles await craftsmen who arrive at the glass-cheese-cutting-board-making class. After adding cozy cheese couches and embellishments including wire wraps and beads, owners tote their cutting boards home the same day.
Canterbury Stained Glass
Jeff Warmuth and the talented artisans at Canterbury Stained Glass draw on their nearly 40 years of experience crafting commissioned artwork to fill their showroom and teach others the art of glass manipulation. More than 40 educational programs—divided into short workshops and longer, weeks-long pursuits—focus on beginner, intermediate, and expert glass techniques of all sorts. Students can assemble glass jewelry, fuse patterned glass into bowls, or use their glass-blowing skills to build a see-through glass dome around endangered penguins. A fully stocked shop sells books, glass cutters, and other useful tools for finishing glassmaking and fusing projects.