May 23, 2011

Brazee Street Studios Fused Glass

Today was A's last Girl Scout meeting for the school year.  The leader took a vote on a special outing to end the year with a bang...  the vote ended up with Brazee Street Studios in Oakley (part of Cincinnati).

Each girl scout (and a couple of moms, me!) made a fused glass bowl.   The process was so fun.  We each had two circles of clear glass (the base of the bowl).  Then, we each picked different types of glass to add to our clear glass - there were stringers, rod caps, confetti glass, glass tiles, to name just a few.  There was also a variety of colors and hues.  After planning the layout, we used glue to fasten the extras to the clear glass.  They will be fired in the kiln two times. Once to melt all the embellishments / extras into/upon the clear glass, then the second time they will be placed into bowl molds, and re-fired.  We pick up our bowls on Wednesday, I can't wait! 

This was definitely a cool outing - I'm already making plans to take S and J soon - they'd love it, too.  Luckily, Brazee Street Studios offers summer glass designing open houses (at a quite affordable cost).  If you live in Cincinnati area or will be visiting on a Saturday over the summer, I highly recommend checking it out.  I wrote an article about it over at, too - if you'd like to check out more about Brazee Street Studios and their summer open houses.

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