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 between the following options:
- For $12, you get a two-hour stained glass scrapbooking class to create a personalized pendant (a $35 value).
- For $18, you get a two-hour fused glass pendant making class (a $36 value).
Both classes include all materials and tools, though scrapbookers should bring copies of personal photos or art to customize stained-glass pendants.
Artisans at Canterbury Stained Glass draw on their 30 years of experience crafting commissioned artwork to lead intimate classes of 12–15 aspiring jewelry designers. During the two-hour fusion course, glass mavens guide neophytes through the rudimentary elements of fusing and cutting dichroic glass, which changes color depending on angle, light, and seasickness. Students put skills to work fabricating pendants that they can return to collect after the jewelry is fired. In scrapbooking class, memory conservationists learn to sandwich favorite photos, drawings, or lunchmeats in small rectangles of beveled glass, creating a customized necklace. After adding embellishments, such as wires or beads, newly minted solderers fuse their pendants together, sallying forth from the studio with a showy new necklace or pin.
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.
175 S Saginaw St.
Pontiac, Michigan 48342