Kiln-Formed Glass Ornaments with Diane Quarles
November 10, 12:30-3:30 pm at Aspen Light Glass Studio
This will be an afternoon Saturday class where students will learn fused glass basics, including working with crushed glass and glass stringer for creating holiday ornaments.
This class will focus on the design process in working in glass but will allow for a full creative experience so each student's work is unique and expressive. Each student will create at least 3 unique ornament scenes in glass in time for the holidays! No glass experience required. Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 12:30 - 3:30 pm at Aspen Light Glass Studio, 21 N Junction Ave, Montrose, CO. Tuition is $50 plus a $10 materials fee.
Diane Quarles is the owner of Aspen Glass Art Studio in Montrose and says of herself; "Each year on Easter Sunday, I would visit the First Presbyterian Church in Brenham, Texas with her grandparents. The church, built in the late 1800s, was simple and unsophisticated in its whitewashed clapboard siding and aged-oak pews, reminiscent of its early German heritage. In all its simplicity however, the church was always filled with a complex, heavenly light from the antique stained glass leaded windows. This childhood experience created a passion for manipulated light in glass that continues to influence my life's work today." Diane took up stained glass and oil painting as a hobby during college in Texas. She continued working as a hobbyist until her retirement from city planning in 2007. In 2008, she decided to become a glass artist professionally and established Aspen Light Glass Studio, while expanding her work to include kiln-formed glass. In 2013, Ms. Quarles opened her own glass studio and gallery in Ridgway, Colorado where she now masters in glass frit and powdered glass palette knife paintings exclusively. Diane Quarles' work can be found in galleries throughout the US. She has won several awards in glass, including first place in the blown/rolled glass category in the national Delphi Art Glass Festival (2011), Best in Glass at the Ridgway Rendezvous (2012) and second place in the Delphi Art Glass Festival in the kiln-formed category (2015). Her commissioned work is also located in private glass collections in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, New York, California, Virginia, Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington, Missouri and Oregon and in public art collections in Denver and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.