Studio 1688

Masjid Al-Noor Housing Development Corp

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Artist Teresa White leads beginners through four styles of glass-working workshops, each including materials

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  • $49 for BYOB glass-working class (a $100 Value)
  • $89 for BYOB glass-working class for two (a $200 Value)<p> Students may choose to take a two-hour Beginners Glass-Blowing class, three-hour Glass-Slumping Class, three-hour Glass-Fusing Class, or one-hour Flame-Worked Jewelry Workshop, all of which include necessary materials. Students can bring their own beverages from home to be enjoyed during the sessions, and pick up their finished pieces at Studio 1688 the day after their workshop.

Studio 1688

Teresa White, AKA "Blown Fuse," zooms around the track, knocking into her roller-derby opponents while fans cheer. She's clearly not afraid of breaking a nail. During the day, however, White gives her alias a second meaning and demonstrates her delicate side—she's an artist and a teacher, and her choice medium is glass. 

It wasn't always easy for White to work in glass, however. Even though she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree from Memphis College of Art, she had to rely on friends, books, and videos to teach her the more specialized techniques of glass fusing and blowing, as reported by the Commercial Appeal. Wishing to share her new knowledge and give others access to the glasswork instruction that she couldn't easily find, she opened Studio 1688 and began teaching. 

Today, backed by 14 years of teaching experience, White leads beginner to advanced classes in glass blowing, fusing, slumping, and flame work, teaching students the fine arts of shaping glass pendants, coasters, and ornaments of their own. In her studio, she also fills clients' orders for custom pieces, such as tailor-made sink basins, sushi sets, and oil lamps.

Customer Reviews

Awesome!
Liz · June 15, 2013
Lots of fun. Teresa is very patient!
Virginia L. · April 16, 2013
I love the jewelry pendents that I designed out of glass and the owner was wonderful!
Stephanie T. · April 12, 2013
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    Masjid Al-Noor Housing Development Corp

    497 N Hollywood St.

    Memphis, TN 38112

    +19017261688

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