Chicago School of Glass Art

Chicago's Glass Art Studio

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Holiday Hours

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends and family.  We wanted to let you know what our hours will be for the coming holiday celebrations and observations.

Tuesday, November 24th:  Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.
Wednesday, November 25th: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.

Tuesday, December 22nd: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.
Wednesday, December 23rd: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM No classes, no studio time.
Thursday, December 24th: Open 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM  No classes, no studio time.

Friday, December 25th – Monday, January 4th: The studio will be closed in observation of the holidays and for year end inventory.

We wish you all a happy and joyous holiday season, and pray for peace in our world with the coming year.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Ogden Ave. School Receives Window

Ogden Ave. School Receives Window

Ogden Ave. School Receives Window! Several months ago Suevel Studios was approached by parents of Ogden Ave. School in La Grange, IL. to see if there was a possibility that Suevel Studios could create a stained glass window that would not only represent the kids, but also tribute a child that had passed away during the past year.

After some consideration and careful planning Suevel Studios proposed that the kids make fused glass tiles that we would take and make a stained glass window. We did this with a wonderful woman from New Orleans, Patricia Muller, who had created fused tiles for Sandy Hook and turned the project into a large stained glass window, which was shown at the Washington National Cathedral.

After the tiles were made Suevel Studios spent time trying out several layouts. The main focus with the tiles was trying to place the tile of the child that had passed on in a prominent place of honor and what better place, but front and center.

Every tile was meticulously placed and soldered in position to create the pattern we chose. After weeks of discussion, glass cutting, fusing glass and building the window, Ogden Ave. School Receives the Window and now stands in a prominent place so everyone can enjoy the loveliness of the window every day.

Thank you Ogden Ave. School for the honor of making your tribute window!

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Markay Giving a Demo On Glasskolben

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Glaskolben Workshops are Posted



Its that time of year to start gearing up for the holidays!  We have lots of ideas for gift items you can hand craft, both easy and more complicated. Stop by the studio and check out the newest Holiday issue of Glass Patterns Quarterly, or all the holiday pattern books we have in our collection.

We have posted the dates and times for our annual Glaskolben workshops.  Cost is $125.00 which includes all your materials except the Mapp/Propane canister. Each student will need to provide one canister of Mapp/Propane fuel which can be purchased at any hardware store.  (See picture under Glass Blowing classes) Call today to reserve your spot.

Because we have limited space for these workshops, all students will need to pay for the workshop at the time they register to reserve their spot.  Unpaid spots will not be held.  Workshop fees will not be refunded if you are unable to attend unless we can fill your spot.  

Please note that we have added two workshops in December as well as three workshops in November.  

Lane Tech South Face

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Today was a very productive day at Lane Tech Clock Tower despite it being 90 plus degrees in the clock tower. Today’s job was cleaning out the south face on the clock tower of all the broken glass and bad cement. Tomorrow we will be cutting out the new glass pieces in the studio and getting ready for the install on Wednesday and Thursday. We are really enjoying being a part of history at Lane tech.


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No Saw

Thats right No Saw. I had to post this one right away because of the people that I hear wanting to use a glass saw to make thier cuts and I keep telling them no. Well, to the right of Josh is the piece I had to cut and the next picture is the glass cut and with only a glass cutter, No Saw.  


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Climb The Clock Tower

Here are a few quick pictures showing you what we do to Climb The Clock Tower at Lane Tech for the repair work. To bring up the tools we put them into a bucket and lift it up with a rope.  The hole is so narrow that you have to swim through the hole otherwise your shoulder won’t go through the tiny opening. 



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