Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tanya Veit's Second Glass Fusing DVD Available for Purchase Today

If you thought Volume I was great, be sure to see the new glass fusing techniques Tanya Veit has for you in this brand new instructional DVD.  

Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry, Volume II is available for advanced purchase today.  We want to let our loyal blog readers and social media followers know first as there is a limited number available in the first run.  These DVD's will be shipping to you next week.

Start your New Year off with FIVE new techniques to add to your glass fusing toolbox. Tanya has used these techniques to create beautiful fused glass art that has proven to sell in over 100 boutiques and galleries across the country.

This 117 minute instructional DVD includes techniques such as:
-Creating custom dichroic patterns in glass
-The "Shadow Technique"
-Layering, constructing and designing donut pendants
-Unique coldworking techniques, including using a drill press
-Using CBS dichroic extract powder
-Floating mosaic pendants from scrap glass

Monday, December 30, 2013

Featured Glass Artist Judy Seeger at Harbour View Gallery in Cape Coral, Florida

5789 Cape Harbour Dr. Suite 104
Cape Coral, Fl 33914
The Harbour View Gallery at Cape Harbour is featuring glass artist, Judy Seeger in the month of January.  You are invited to meet the artist behind some of the most unique glass art in SW Florida on Tuesday, January 7th from 6-8pm.  The AAE Glass Art Studio has had the pleasure of working with Judy in the past and her fused glass art is beautiful and detailed. 

Judy was born in Nebraska.  She lived in Lincoln and pursued a degree in Interior Design and Apparel/Textile Design while working many jobs.  Judy met her husband and married at the age of 27.  In 1990, she graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska.  Judy and her husband moved to Dallas, Texas to pursue their dreams.  Judy acquired her first job in the Textile Science field there, while her husband went back to college for a medical degree.  She was recruited by several companies that took them to Ohio, Florida and California and allowed her to travel the world.  Finally, they happily returned to Fort Myers Beach, Florida where Judy was able to work full time on her art.   

Judy’s inspiration is primarily color; but also nature, water, fantasy and sea life.  Living on a barrier island next to the Gulf of Mexico and experiencing the consistently changing beaches and daily exposure to the foliage, gulf birds, fish and sea creatures keeps her constantly inspired.  She has a passion for contrast and combining abstract with real life.  Judy says, “Grouping and combining colors to make them stand out in creative and dramatic ways promotes excitement and brings beauty into the world.  The glitter and shine of glass as it catches and reflects light delights my eyes.  I hope it will bring you as much joy as it does me."

Please join us at the Harbour View Gallery for this memorable event!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

29th Annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts

Join Cape Coral, Florida in their largest celebration of the year for the arts.  The Rotary Club of Cape Coral will be hosting the 29th annual Cape Coral Festival of the Arts from 10a - 5p Saturday January 11th and Sunday January 12th.

When you are finished walking the show, stop by the newly remodeled AAE Glass Art Studio (located behind McDonald's) on Saturday January 11th and say hello.  Tanya and Molly will be showing you around the brand new studio from 10am to 3pm.  Visit the brand new DICHRO ROOM.  This new addition is stocked full of Tanya's favorite CBS dichroic glass as well as examples of her latest dichro work.  All Bullseye Glass, Molds, and supplies will be on display as well as all of the unique glass fusing products that are only available at AAE Glass.  We look forward to seeing you Saturday.

As one of SW Florida's largest art shows, this event will host over 300 juried artists and artisans featuring fine art, sculpture, jewelry, pottery, photography, metal works, mixed media and more.

The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Cape Coral on Cape Coral Parkway between Del Prado and Vincennes and directly across the street from the AAE Glass Art Studio.  Free admission, free parking, beautiful art and delicious food make this a great event for the whole family. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

AAE Glass Art Studio Will Be Closed Until 2014

The AAE Glass Art Studio will be undergoing an expansion over the next couple of weeks and will be closed from December 16th until the New Year.  AAEGlass.com will be available for business as usual.

This expansion will allow us to offer more classes and new glass fusing supplies to all glass artists.

The Dichroic Keepsake Box class on December 21 & 22 is still scheduled as usual, as is Tanya's Stip Club on December 28 & 29.  Decembers Fusing Club has been moved to January 3rd.

Thank you for your patience during our expansion.  The new digs will be worth the wait.

Have a Merry Christmas all!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Cape Coral, Florida Ranks 3rd for Best Hiring Outlook in 2014

The AAE Glass Art Studio calls Cape Coral, Florida home and it is great to see this city rank 3rd in the country with a projected 20% of employers expected to hire in 2014.  Cape Coral lead this list last year with 23% of businesses expected to hire in 2013 and the momentum is carrying into 2014 and beyond. 

Cape Coral, Florida has very close ties with the housing market and was nearly devastated when the housing bubble burst several years ago.  Local government was impacted by a sharp population decline due to the hosing market and has been fighting hard to get where they are now.  Lee county has done a great job recruiting businesses like Hertz to relocate their corporate offices to Lee county and there are more moves like this in the pipeline.  There are signs of increasing home values and more new build permits being issued.  The influx of restaurants, big box stores as well as small businesses taking advantage of one of the most beautiful places in the country, further supports the fact that people are looking to move to a prosperous area of the country.  Well this is it.

The AAE Glass Art Studio has the pleasure of hosting glass artists from around the world and we take pride in showing them all Cape Coral has to offer.  Tanya Veit's glass fusing classes have earned repeat visits from glass artists who like to combine learning with a vacation.  We have even spurred a couple home purchases.

You can read the blog post I wrote 365 days ago when Cape Coral was ranked #1 HERE.

Monday, December 9, 2013

50% Off Select Bullseye Products Sunday December 15, In Store

Join us this Sunday, December 15th, for our biggest Bullseye sale of the year at the AAE Glass Art Studio located at 1228 Lafayette St. Cape Coral FL 33904.  We will not be offering these discounts again.  This sale is for in stock, in store items only on Sunday, December 15th only.  
(in store, in stock items only...Sunday December 15th only)

10am - 4pm

Why are we offering such a huge sale?  Two very good reasons!  The AAE Glass Art Studio has become the epicenter of glass fusing in SW Florida.  Glass artists routinely travel from hours away to learn from Tanya Veit and purchase glass fusing supplies from our vast selection of new and unique items.  We want to thank those Florida glass artists for their continued support.  

Second, the AAE Glass Art Studio campus is expanding!  We will be expanding the teaching space to offer more classes, studio time and new glass fusing workshops.  These additions are going to open up many doors for the glass fusing population here in Florida.  Not only will our education program expand, but our line of unique glass fusing supplies, glass and more will be increasing.  Tanya is flooded with thoughts and ideas of new glass fusing techniques and products and by expanding our space, these techniques will easily be able to flow from Tanya to you, the glass artist.  

The AAE Glass Art Studio in Cape Coral, Florida will be closed until the New Year due to the move and construction.  AAEGlass.com will be open for business as usual.   

We need your help getting the large Bullseye stock out of our warehouse so we can move!  If you have been waiting to stock up on Bullseye Glass and Frit, Sunday is your day!  See you then and tell a friend.

Did You Miss Tanya Veit's Live "Dichroic Odyssey" Webinar?

If you didn't have a chance to participate in Tanya Veit's live "Dichroic Odyssey" webinar hosted by Glass Patterns Quarterly, you can now own the recorded version.  While you won't have the same live experience of having your questions answered live by Tanya, you will receive a recorded data DVD version of the webinar, handouts in pdf form and the recorded chat room. 

Learn a new combination of glass fusing techniques from Tanya that are shared in this recorded webinar that is over 2 hours in length.  You will have an up close look as Tanya works liquid pattern bars, frit and engraving into one piece of jewelry.   

AAEGlass.com has a few pattern bar molds left at a $10 discount.  These molds were special ordered and when they are gone, they are gone. 

Expand your glass fusing knowledge in the comfort of your own home.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Free Glass Fusing Tutorial from Tanya Veit of AAE Glass

Learn how to use unique AAE Glass fusing products from Tanya Veit.  This video tutorial will only be available for 72 hours.  There are new techniques covered each month.  See what Tanya Veit has to say this month!