A Day at Rattarart Studio   

The Glass Shack is pleased to be co-hosting an advanced workshop at Rattarart Studio located just on the edge of
Redmond. This is a unique collaboration with many of the topics you have requested   - so don't miss out as everything you learn here can be applied to your next projects at the Glass Shack.

About the Head Knucklehead
Bill Ayers is the founder and principal employee of Rattarart and is the guy who has inspired many to work in glass. He has been involved in art and glass since the beginning of time.  Bill's studio is over 1100 square feet in size (the Glass Shack is 200 square feet) with many inspiring things throughout and located on 15 acres of the nicest setting you will find anywhere.  It even has running water, a rest room, and heat!  He not only teaches, but does commission work, works with schools, and taught at the
Bellevue Art Museum.  Bill will be teaching new techniques in glass fusing for you to use that day and demonstrating others as time allows.

Full Fritting
Create a glass piece that fuses with a completely flat, smooth surface. Your imagery is captured within the frit and gives you a different look than the method you now use of stacking glass .

Painting and Using Stamps
There are many materials that can be applied to glass:  paints and dyes can be used to create a very original piece. Bill will give a demonstration on what you can look forward to creating in future work.

Fiber Paper Imagery
Many of you have asked how to put images in glass with a single color. It is done using fiber papers and Bill is going to take the mystery out of this project.

Clear Capping
Ever wonder how to get those checkerboards and squares to fit together and look as smooth as one piece of glass?  This is also on the list for a demo.

Don't forget your lunch, drinks, snacks, and CD's
All other materials, tools, glass, and kiln firing are included.

No open toed shoes and long pants are recommended