Classes & Events

Textured Iris with Craig Mitchell Smith

Level: Advanced

Cost: $895
Loyalty Rewards: $850

Textured Iris with Craig Mitchell Smith

During this three-day class, Craig Mitchell Smith covers the creation of his new and exciting textured iris. The class is for experienced fused glassmakers, and the Poppy Class is a prerequisite for this course because it builds on the techniques learned there.  Each student will take home one beautiful iris mounted on a stainless steel frame designed by Craig.

Day 1- Craig will teach his techniques for creating this iris, including learning to cut the standard, fall, crest, and beard pieces.  Craig will share the making of a silk-screen frame for powder printing. This adds subtle shades to each blossom.

Day 2- Students will use a sandblasting cabinet for a unique look, a diamond saw to carve the glass and a drill press in addition to the standard cutting tools. They will also learn to make unique texture boards.

Day 3- Students will learn new and exciting techniques of overlapping petals while slumping the iris, for the most realistic and beautiful glass flowers they have ever made. Students will create buttons for the blossom center and learn the mounting of their iris on a designed stem provided by Craig Mitchell Smith and the presentation option of granite in a shadow box.





Textured Iris with Craig Mitchell Smith