Avenue Art

10 W. College Ave.
Appleton, WI 54911

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum Shop

165 N. Park Ave.
Neenah, WI 54956

Fine Line Designs Gallery

10736 N. Hwy 42
Sister Bay WI 54234

Fired Earth Pottery & Friends
2013 Winter Open House & Sale

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 13 & 14
Noon to 5:00
217 E. Pacific St., Appleton WI

920-205-2701 or 920-205-2584

Map to Fired Earth Pottery

Classes are taught at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum in Neenah, WI on the following dates. Email me if you would like more information about the class.
Contact the museum for more information and to register.

Intro to Flameworking
3 hour introduction to lampworking

Saturday, Jan. 18, 10am-1pm

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6pm-9pm

Saturday, March 15, 10am-1pm

Wednesday, April  9, 6pm-9pm
Learn the basics of making beads; use of a dual gas torch, safety issues, etc. Learn how to create a round bead, from small to large and add color using frits, powders and a touch of dichroic.

Beginning Flameworking

6-week sessions

Session I :  Jan. 21- Feb 25

Session II:  March 18 – April 22

Tuesdays from 6-9pm 

For the beginner who wants to establish solid basics in flameworking and multiple design techniques. All flameworking classes are for participants ages 16 and up.

Learn the basics of forming beads, then move on to shaping and surface decoration. This class will help you develop a high level of competence in basic beadmaking and provide groundwork for further development. No glassworking experience is required.

Decorating Your Glass Beads

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 6pm-9pm

Add detail to your beads by pulling your own stringers and twisties. Using glass as a paint brush, add layers of design to your beads.

Basic Bead Shapes

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10am-1pm

Create tubes, cubes, cones and bi-cones; flat, round, even bulbous beads, all by manipulating the molten glass and without the use of forms or presses.

Hollow Beads

Wednesday, Mar. 12, 6pm-9pm

Learn to make hollow beads in various sizes; transparent and opaque; decorated and over a core bead.


Saturday, April 19, 10am-1pm

Learn several techniques to encase beads and capture designs. Encase to create magnification and also create a bead using dimensional designs encased to maintain the dimension.

Using Dichroic Glass and Silver and Copper Foils

Wednesday, March 5, 6pm-9pm

Incorporate dichroic colors into your bead. Learn how to encase dichroic to maintain its unique quality. Also, learn how to encase silver and copper leaf into your glass beads. See how it reacts to some glass colors created interesting colors and patterns.

Reduction Glass

Saturday, April 5, 10am-1pm

Learn how to use special “silver or reduction” glass to create beads with unique color and metallic quality.


2014 Shows