Cynthia Jacobs has been an enthusiastic member volunteer these past two years, offering monthly studio orientations and teaching Jazzy Geometrics and Kiln Carving. She has served on the Glass Studio Steering Committee since last spring and continues to be impressed with all the volunteers that really make the Glass Arts Studio tick!

“I’m most excited for the potential we have in expanding our offerings especially as new people are regularly joining our effort to make this such a dynamic studio,” says Cynthia.

Please welcome her and share your thoughts about the studio by contacting the studio.

Welcome to new Glass Arts teachers

Barbara Henderson is charming her students with new mosaic classes, including mosaic pendants and rock memorials. More mosaics are scheduled for 2024. Barbara, who lives in Gig Harbor, also recently joined BARN.

Another new member teacher, Laura Arns, is welcoming new learners in lampworking. Check out her introductory class, making icicles, coming up on Nov. 4.

For those who want full immersion in torchwork, Michele Benson is back with a  beadmaking bootcamp on Nov. 11-12.  Although the class is full, signing up for the wait list helps us know there’s demand for another weekend bootcamp soon.

Kathy Barrett is another new teacher in the Glass Arts Studio who stuns us all by combining glass blowing, fusing, and torchwork in one piece. Her two-day introductory class on coral votives comes just in time for holiday gift-giving.

Salute to Glass Arts volunteers

Glass Arts open studio access is newly expanded with trained volunteer monitors ensuring the studio is open  regularly six days a week. Wednesday and Thursday evenings are open to accommodate those on a typical work schedule.

Our very first member studio cleanup concluded Oct. 22 — a big thank you to coordinator Donna Rodger. Two more cleanups are scheduled in 2024. Interested in volunteering? Get started here. 

A big thank you to all participants displaying glass creations for Night at Barn with Anne and Jeff Miller setting up and hosting the open studio that night. It was an impressive display of our wonderful classes and no doubt contributed to a very successful fundraising evening. See images from the display below!

If you’d like to organize a gathering, help with youth, or volunteer in other ways, please contact us!

This article was originally published in BARN’s Glass Arts Studio Newsletter. Subscribe to receive Glass Arts news in your inbox. View all Glass classes to see upcoming events.