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Building A Glass Studio

Campaign Introduction:

Kay’s Glass Studio will not only serve my personal need to create art glass but also share my passion and provide classes for interested individuals. Check out the rewards to create your own glass project!

$2,685

Funds Raised

$5,500

Funding Goal

Jun 2023

Ended

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48%
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$2,685

Funds Raised

$5,500

Funding Goal

Jun 2023

Ended

Raised Percent :
48%
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Campaign Story

Debbie Gorski, owner of Kay’s Glass took a stained glass class more than 30 years ago. She had an opportunity to buy a glass kiln and experimented with creating glass projects for 20 years. Now in retirement, she has decided to create a business to continue this passion.

Producing a fused glass piece can be simple or quite complex. Creating jewelry is a common first project. Small pieces can be created in a microwave oven using some accessories to create a simple project. To produce a  larger object will require a kiln.

“Creating art glass pieces is very satisfying for me. When I open the kiln lid after firing a piece, it can either be very exciting or disappointing; depending on if the piece successfully accomplished my goal.  I want to share this adventure with you! You can contribute to creating your own piece through one or more of the classes offered as rewards; or purchase a piece I have created. I will be uploading more rewards throughout my campaign; so revisit this campaign, to view more rewards!”

Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Gila Life, LLC Reserve, NM June 13, 2023
Anonymous Laramie, WY June 12, 2023
Anonymous Buffalo, NY June 12, 2023
Lynn Blanchard Laramie, WY June 12, 2023
Mary Garland Laramie, WY June 10, 2023
Brad Popp Laramie, WY June 08, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY June 07, 2023
Lynne Berg Laramie, WY May 30, 2023
Suzanne Peterson Salt Lake City, WY May 29, 2023
Anonymous Sheridan, WY May 25, 2023
Gila Life, LLC Reserve, NM May 21, 2023
Dr Royce Fitts Gering, NE May 17, 2023
Debbie Gorski Laramie, NY May 12, 2023
Cindy Weibel Cheyenne, WY May 09, 2023
Kim Vincent Laramie, WY May 01, 2023
Cullen Peg Sheridan, WY May 01, 2023
Janet Williams Boulder, CO May 01, 2023
Anonymous Sherman, NY May 01, 2023
Vickie Hornbuckle Reserve, NM April 30, 2023
Charles Gorski Laramie, WY April 30, 2023
Diane Sontum Laramie, WY April 29, 2023
Glenn Lewis Rolling Hills, WY April 28, 2023
Autumn Popp Laramie, WY April 28, 2023
Steve Williams Tucson, AZ April 28, 2023
Gila Life, LLC Reserve, NM April 25, 2023
Stephanie Weichert Laramie, WY April 25, 2023
Leslie Benson Gordon, NE April 25, 2023
Anonymous Laramie, WY April 21, 2023

Campaign Updates

  • 06-08-2023

    3 days left

    Dear Family and Friends,

    I extended my campaign for a few more days. The success of my campaign so far has been through direct emails and messages. Sharing my campaign messages with your networks would be so appreciated! I will be holding the first glass workshop sometime next week. So excited to see the projects that will be created. Thank you for your support! Sincerely, Debbie

Campaign Discussion

1 review for Building A Glass Studio

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    Such beautiful work! Your studio will be a great asset to Laramie!

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Rewards

$5

Just Because

Just Because you want to support this campaign-Thank You!

1 backers

$15

Heartfelt Gratitude

For contributing to this reward you will receive a handmade quilted heart for your contribution Each heart is one-of-a-kind!

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers
25 rewards left

$25

Herb House Gift Certificate

The Herb House is located in Laramie, Wyoming. They have generously provided 4 gift certificates for this campaign. Upon contributing to this campaign, a gift certificate will be mailed.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
2 backers
2 rewards left

$30

Striped small dish

This shallow dish is 6" square. Could use to hold jewelry, keys, etc. Handwash only, not microwave or oven safe.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers
1 rewards left

$35

Purple-White Striped Tray

This tray is 4" by 10.5". The deep purple glass is transparent;as you can see it has a white stripe. What you may not be able to see are the clear dichroic flakes sprinkled down the middle; giving this tray some bling. When slumping this tray, one end slumped over the mold, giving it a "lip". If you would like to see a closeup pic, send me a message-debbiegorski@gmail.com

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers
2 rewards left

$45

Suncatcher Workshop

Learn to design a suncatcher using glass frit. The resulting design will have a tie-dye effect.. Participants will learn about glass safety, glass properties. The class is limited to six participants. The choice of date and time of class will be determined to fit participants' needs. A workshop can run approximately 2 hours. Fusing projects will be done outside of class. Participants will be notified when they can retrieve their project; sometime within a week.

Estimated Delivery: June, 2023
0 backers
18 rewards left

$45

Scrappy Glass Dish Workshop

This workshop allows participants to create a project from glass scraps. Using your own unique approach for choosing colors and arranging the glass will be up to you! Participants will learn about glass safety, glass properties, and how to score and break glass. The class is limited to six participants. The choice of date and time of class will be determined to fit participants' needs. A workshop can run approximately 2 hours. Fusing and slumping projects will be done outside of class. Participants will be notified when they can retrieve their project; sometime within a week.

Estimated Delivery: June, 2023
2 backers
16 rewards left

$50

$50 Herb House Gift Certificate

The Herb House located in downtown Laramie, Wyoming, offers a large selection of herbs, tinctures, and many more items. Check out their website: https://www.herbhousewyo.com/

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers
1 rewards left

$50

Sunflower Wall Decor

This Sunflower will brighten up a wall. It is a one-of-a-kind art glass piece. Handwash only. Not microwave or oven safe.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers
1 rewards left

$55

Creating Your unique Dish Workshop

This workshop allows participants to create a project using glass & glass frit. Using your own unique approach to choosing colors and creating a design will be up to you! Participants will learn about glass safety, glass properties, and how to score and break glass. The class is limited to six participants. The choice of date and time of class will be determined to fit participants' needs. A workshop can run approximately 2-3 hours. Fusing and slumping projects will be done outside of class. Participants will be notified when they can retrieve their project; sometime within a week.

Estimated Delivery: June, 2023
0 backers
18 rewards left

$60

Orange & Blue Glass Bowl

This is a one-of-a-kind art glass slumped into a shallow bowl. Must be hand-washed and is not microwave or oven safe. It measures 9 1/2 inches in diameter. Reward amount is for local pickup.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
0 backers
1 rewards left

$65

Black Glass with Dichroic Strpe

This platter is 10" square. The picture does not do it justice. The dichroic stripe adds a beautiful almost 3D look. Dichroic glass is made using several layers of metal oxides. It gives the appearance of different colors that seem to move. The price is for local pickup. Handwash only. Not microwave or oven safe.

Estimated Delivery: May, 2023
1 backers
0 rewards left

$150

Advanced One-on-One Session

The individuals who obtain this reward will have a choice in the type of project they choose; from creating to fusing, slumping, and learning about glass properties and fusing techniques.

Estimated Delivery: June, 2023
0 backers
2 rewards left