Thursday, November 21, 2013

Last chance to take our soldered glass house class in person!

I am so excited to announce that in February, when we are mid winter and going stir crazy out of our minds, that Jane and I will be teaching our soldered glass house workshop, "Home is where the HeArt is" in picturesque, New Hope, PA. Our hostess is the lovely, Cara Vaughn, who is so generously offering us this opportunity to create in her unique and truly lovely environment. This will be the last time we teach the class "in person" before it gets sent over to its new host site.

The workshop is 2.5 days. We will begin Friday evening on February 7th, from 5:00-8:00. Then we will meet again on Sat the 8th and Sun the 9th from 10:00-5:00. You do not need prior experience in soldering, as we will help you through every stage of the house. 

The workshop is $250.00 for 2.5 days. You will have 2 experienced soldering instructors for the price of 1! There will also be a supply list for the class that will be emailed after registration. Kecia will have (5) soldering stations (iron and rheostat) to rent out, first come first serve, for $20 each. We will be creating a faux mercury glass house that we solder and infuse with a story based on photos or themes that reflects what "Home is where the heART is" means to each and every one of us. 

please note, students will need soldering equipment and glass to build their house. You can email me for specifics ( on what supplies you will need. 


Please purchase class at the bottom of this post


*Please note, NO REFUNDS will be given for any reason and no monies can be applied towards any other item. 

In addition, we have strived to create a weekend of creativity and camaraderie, so with Cara's help (since she knows the local layout, we have also orchestrated the weekend for optionally participating in after hour dining activities and where to stay locally for full flavor of Bucks County). 

A la carte menu:

Friday night we would have a catered meal at Cara's house - price pending

Sat Night I thought we would have dinner at 

will do a prefix menu with a few choices.

Sunday morning muffins and coffee at Cara's  place.


Cara is suggesting a local inn (her friend owns it!) for lodging: 

**for questions about lodging please email Cara at:

for questions about the class, please email me at:

Also, I asked Cara for some insight into her studio and where will be creating. I'm so looking forward to seeing this for myself and I hope that you will coming along as well!

"My studio/classroom is on the first floor of a refurbished barn that was built in 1860 as a dairy barn. The barn was used as storage in the 1950's for what was then known as Flower show farm, it was owned by the president of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. In the 1970's the land was subdivided and the barn's transformation into a home began. A new owner completed the rehab in the 1990's and we bought it 8 years ago and have made some more renovations, it is an ongoing piece of art.

The studio is space is large and open with table space for 3 at table, great lighting, a small kitchen and it's own bathroom. 
The studio handicap accessible and parking is right outside the door for easy transport of materials.

The barn is on 4 acres in beautiful, scenic Bucks county, Pa.
There are two stocked ponds on the property and we raise chicken and sheep."


You can purchase the class here:

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