Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Featured Artist Crystel Cabrera of CCDesigns Jewelry

AAE Glass wants to introduce you to Crystel Cabrera of CCDesigns Jewelry.  Crystel is highly inspired by nature in Florida.  She makes her own rules and that is something we admire.  Here is more about Crystel and her beautiful glass jewelry.
 LIVING IN FLORIDA, I find nature to be my constant inspiration, from the colors of the ocean and its tropical surroundings to the golden brilliance of the sun. I like unusual colors and designs and love creating one of a kind pieces. Embellishments and unique findings add playfulness and excitement to my pieces. I love all of my creations and it is sometimes hard to part with them, if you are buying one I hope you love it as much as I do.
FLORIDA JEWELRY DESIGNER, CRYSTEL CABRERA built her career in glass fusing by following her own set of rules.  With a commitment to remain true to her vision it has allowed her the ability to change with the times while keeping her designs pure.
Born in Delaware, Crystel 
spent her childhood surrounded 
by musicians and artists. Her biggest influence was her grandmother, who introduced her to sewing and art.
With aspirations to be an artist and a love for art it laid the foundation for creativity and inspiration, which is evident in her designs.
Attending the ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA for graphic design in 1982, she moved to Florida to pursue a career in design. Working in the publishing industry as a Creative Director, she was again surrounded by other creative individuals who motivated her to open her own graphic design business.
While successful for many years in graphic design, it was time for Crystel’s next chapter, getting back to her artistic roots.  After exploring many mediums of art, she stumbled upon glass fusing while vacationing in Key West. Intrigued by the process of fusing glass by melting it at high temperatures in 
a kiln, Crystel was hooked.
Inspired by Florida’s natural surroundings, Crystel works 
with different types of glass combinations to achieve unique, brilliantly colored art to wear. From necklaces and bracelets, to earrings and pendants, each piece of art is individually hand-crafted to create her one-of-a-kind signature pieces.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

25% Off Christmas in July Sale at AAE Glass

Stock up today with the AAE Glass Christmas in July Spectacular
This is the biggest sale of the year!!
25% off glass fusing supplies
(excludes equipment and classes)
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING on NET orders over $100

GLASS FUSING DECALS - The best and most innovative on the market.
DICHROIC SCRAP PACKS - 90 & 96 COE available.  Thin and textured available.
SILVER SETTINGS - Frame your glass art in these beautiful silver settings.
BAILS - Both silver and gold available.
CHAINS - Adjustable from 16"-20" and fits all silver settings.

Additional AAE Glass products, Classes and Workshops
CLASS AND WORKSHOP - 1, 2, 3 and 5 day workshops available. Guest teachers.
(New schedule, limited seats available) No experience needed. All levels welcome.
TANYA & MOLLY'S MONTHLY FUSING PARTY- Exactly that, a fusing party.
PATTY GRAY WORKSHOP- Only 1 seat available.
JOSH MAZET HOT GLASS- Only a few seats available.
OLYMPIC KILNS- Call 239-471-7724 this week to take advantage of current sale.
                                   $50 off and FREE shipping.
BLOG- Keep up with AAE Glass news. Receive special deals. View FREE video tutorials from Tanya Veit. Be exposed to featured glass artists and more!

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Glass Odyssey

We at AAE Glass like to share fun information with our readers whenever we can.  John Waterman (writer, director and producer) took a road trip to visit several different glass shops and came back with a documentary film called My Glass Odyssey. You can view the trailer as well as interviews with John on the My Glass Odyssey web page.
John and his dog Frito interviewed 99 glass artists in three years to compile this film.  John won a Silver Ace award for this documentary this past weekend and his dedication to spreading the word about glass art is just what this industry needs.  I believe that I speak for all glass artists when I say "Thanks for your work John."
AAE Glass shares in John's passion for glass art and vows to spread the word to anyone who will listen.  We hope you do the same.  Please share this with anyone you know who loves glass art or who enjoys a good documentary.

Mark Veit
AAE Glass

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Olympic Kilns at AAE Glass

AAE Glass has been distributing Olympic kilns for the past year and have had nothing but success with the product.  Nothing shows the quality of a product like a finished piece.  Tanya Veit has been firing her beautiful dichroic glass jewelry in Olympic kilns for several years and these pictures speak for themselves.
AAE Glass is currently running a very limited time special on Olympic kilns. You will receive $50 off your Olympic kiln purchase as well as FREE SHIPPING (continental US only).  Be sure to select the controller you would like and Olympic will build your kiln once finalized. You will even receive some Tanya Veit firing schedules. 
Call (239-471-7724) or stop in the AAE Glass studio and ask about your kiln today!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Class Curriculum with Tanya Veit of AAE Glass

Tanya Veit and the AAE Glass studio want to share brand new glass fusing workshops with you this fall and winter.  Tanya has created several new 1 day glass fusing classes for beginner through advanced glass artists.  AAE Glass is also hosting several high demand glass teachers such as Patty Gray and Josh Mazet.
Tanya's 1 day classes are compliments to her Extreme Fusing I & II workshops.  Tanya is also hosting a 5 day intense fusing boot camp (Jan 23-27). If you have taken a workshop at the AAE Glass studio, you know how much fun we have.  This boot camp will take that experience to another level.  Included in the price are all supplies, a tiki party at the Monkey Bar and a farewell BBQ/pool party at Tanya's house. Seats are limited so be sure to get your deposit down ASAP to reserve your seat.  Call 239-471-7724 for details.
On that same note, Tanya is hosting a monthly fusing club at the AAE Glass studio.  This is a no commitment deal.  Tanya will have 1 project each month (all supplies included) to go along with hors d'oeuvres created by Chef John.  Feel free to bring your favorite wine or beverage for a relaxed, fun night of glass fusing, no experience needed and payment can be made upon arrival.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Joshua Mazet Teaching at AAE Glass

 AAE Glass is very proud to present world renowned hot glass artist Joshua Mazet at the AAE Glass studio in Cape Coral, Florida. This is your chance to learn from the best.  Josh teaches beginner through advanced hot glass students.  He will be in Cape Coral, Florida from November 8th through the 11th.  Be sure to catch him if you can. 

Josh Mazet received a BFA in Ceramics from the University of Oregon in 1999. After graduating he was invited into the Fine Arts Department as a resident artist. For three years he held a studio at the U of O, instructing 25 students plus community members year round in the art and process of wood fired ceramics. It was during this time Josh was introduced to lampworking. With his degree in ceramics behind him, Josh had a natural understanding and comfort with flame atmospheres, kilns, and the chemistry involved with glass. This compounded with the similarities of the materials, allowed for a smooth and rapid learning of a new medium. In 2003, along with brother Eli, they began Mazet Studios, since then it has grown to include their youngest brother Tim and mother Tym Ann. Their work with flameworked creatures, often focuses on sea life, while the three brothers also produce a wide range of marbles, and jewelry easily recognizable by their use of color and dichroic glass. Mazet Studios glass can now be found in public and private collections, and fine galleries through out the U.S. In addition to this Josh regularly gives class, workshops and demonstrations.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Featured Glass Artist Julie Feldman

AAE Glass is proud to feature glass artist Julie Feldman of Funk Sister GalleryFunk Sister Gallery features beautiful glass art from wearable glass art through bowls, plates and boxes.  There is something for everyone so be sure to check out Funk Sister Gallery.  Here is more about Julie in her own words. Thank you Julie for taking the time to share your work with us, it is beautiful.
My love for glass, color, texture, creativity and thinking outside of the box began at a very early age.  My mother can tell you the story of how i hated being in the playpen, my first time in it was my last time in it!
I am a self taught artist - learning as I go, much akin to this journey of life we are all on.  I took a stained glass class so I could learn how to cut glass and get my feet wet but it didn't satisfy me creatively.  When I stepped into the land of fusing it rocked my world and I was off and running.
I love to create jewelry, bowls, sushi sets, coasters and will soon be stepping into new territory~ I will try my hand at mixing mediums by working with precious metal clay and fused keep your eyes peeled :~)
Unless I am working on a commissioned piece I rarely sit down to work with a plan.  Sure, I may have a shape in mind for a piece of jewelry or perhaps a dish or bowl but other than that I am most comfortable letting the creative energy flow through me and out of my hands.  My 2nd bedroom is my work studio and my floor kiln is in there and boy, it sure does get hot in there. My dream is to have a working gallery where I can have several kilns of assorted sizes so I can start making larger pieces, hopefully a line of dinnerware at some point.  Since I am a massage therapist and yoga instructor I think it would be very cool to house everything under one roof and then I can be in one place doing what I love.

Please visit and do let me know you stopped by.  The website is a work in progress but isn't everything?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Black Wafer Thin Dichroic Scrap Packs

AAE Glass wants to share more beautiful, wafer thin, dichroic glass scrap packs with you, the glass artist. We also want to give you a chance to stock up on dichroic glass with 20% off ALL dichroic scrap packs.
Coupon Code: SCRAP 
Click HERE to view video

90 COE Wafer Thin Dichroic Textured Scrap Pack (2 oz)  
90 COE Wafer Thin Dichroic Textured Scrap Pack (2 oz) 
90 COE Dichroic Textured Scrap Pack (1/4 lb)
96 COE Dichroic Textured Scrap Pack (1/4 lb)

We have seen what you can do with assorted clear dichroic scrap packs, we eagerly anticipate seeing what you can do with black dichroic scrap packs.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Tanya Veit Announces Fusing Club Dates

Tanya Veit is happy to announce dates for the AAE Glass monthly "fusing party"
RSVP with Molly to ensure your spot, 239-471-7724.  The first club was full and then some. 
This is a glass fusing club for glass artists of all abilities.  Whether you have been fusing glass for 40 years or always wanted to learn how, you are welcome to attend. The first months theme will be SEA LIFE.

-All supplies
-Appetizers from Chef John
-Create with Tanya
-Meet local glass artists
-Come and go as you please
-No commitment
-Open to anyone who loves glass
This is a way for us to relax and socialize in a creative atmosphere.  Feel free to bring wine or a cocktail of your choice.

AAE Glass Studio
1228 Lafayette St.
Cape Coral Fl 33904
Monthly Dues: $38
Fusing Club Dates:
Friday, August 10th 6pm-8:30pm
Friday, September 21st 6pm-8:30pm
Friday, October 19th 6pm-8:30pm
Friday, November 23rd 6pm-8:30pm
Friday, December 14th 6pm-8:30pm

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

And the Winners Are...

First of all AAE Glass would like to thank everyone who entered our latest $500 fused glass decal giveaway.  We have enjoyed seeing the finished glass art that has been created using our classic black and new colored art decals as well as our beautiful silver plated settings and various scrap packs.  

Second of all, we would like to thank each and every artist who has supported AAE Glass over the past several years.  Your support allows us to create fun and unique glass fusing products for you.  Tanya Veit made sure that I expressed her gratitude to everyone who has taken the time to attend one, or several, of her Extreme Fusing classes around the country...And soon to be around the world!  She continues to develop new ideas with the sole purpose of sharing her findings with you.  This is our passion and with your support, we will continue to push forward and kick down doors in the glass fusing industry.  Hop on board because this train is barreling down the track!

Now for the moment you have all been waiting for.  The first winner of $250 in AAE Glass decals is...Anna Price of Aesthetic Designs.  Anna was actually a featured artist on this very blog several months ago and has a beautiful website.  Be sure to view her beautiful finished pieces. Congratulations Anna!

Our second winner of $250 in AAE Glass decals is...Dawn Smyth of Pennsylvania.  Dawn is new to AAE Glass decals and will now have plenty of decals to experiment with.  Congratulations Dawn and we look forward to seeing your glass art creations.

That's it, again, thanks to everyone for their participation and I am working on the next contest...Maybe a free seat to an Extreme Fusing class in sunny Cape Coral, Florida?!?! Who knows.