Dragonshire Stained

Dragonshire Stained

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Dragonshire Stained

In 1999 Dragonshire Stained Glass Studio, LLC started out as Dragonshire Glassworks Studio. It was located in the home of Terry and Beckey Anderson of Montezuma, IA. They started out by making custom smaller windows and sun catchers.

Dragonshire Glassworks Studio moved to Grinnell in May of 2003 to the lower level of 928 Main Street and changed the name to Dragonshire Stained Glass Studio. It then went to a LLC, Limited Liability Company in January of 2005.

In September of 2006 they made another move to their current location of 827 4th Avenue. Terry and Beckey Anderson are still the major workers of the business.

Terry is originally from Grinnell and Beckey is from Cedar Falls. When the two met one of the things they had in common was stained glass.

Terry is self-taught. His earlier work was making stained glass panels for his woodworking projects.
Beckey took lessons several years ago, but has been updating her skills with classes and books. You will find her in the store full time. She is the major instructor for all the classes.

They have a family of 7 Basenjis and a love for the Renaissance Period

Individual Basic Copper

Individual Basic Copper

Individual Basic Copper

Individual Basic Copper

This class is one on one. You will pick out a design that you want to do. Your project can be up to 2.7 square feet (20”x 20”) and you might be cutting 80-120 pieces of glass for this project.

We will walk you through glass selection, pattern selection, glass cutting, grinding, fitting, foiling, soldering and finishing techniques.

You should be able to complete your project with in 6-8 weeks if you come at least once a week for a 2-3 hour session. You are welcome to come more than once a week since the class is geared towards the individual’s needs for scheduling.

The price of this class includes the glass and materials to make your project excluding any special embellishments like jewels. You do not have to buy any tools, we provide the tools for you to use.

After taking this class you will receive a 10% discount for one year on purchases in our store.

CLASS FEE: $300.00

BASIC LEAD CAME

After creating a few copper foil projects you may want to try your hand at constructing a project using lead came.

In this class we will discuss the differences between copper foil projects and leaded projects. We will create a pre-selected project. We will walk you through cutting out the pattern, assembling the project, glazing and finishing techniques.

Beside the class fee you will need to purchase the materials to complete your project. This class is designed to take 4-5 sessions.

COST: $50 as a group session
$75 for individual lesson
MUST HAVE GLASS CUTTING AND FITTING EXPERIENCE

INTRO TO BASIC GLASS FUSING

Try this new hot medium in the glass industry. Learn to create bowls, vases, plates and other items using special fusible glass and a kiln.

You will learn the basics of glass fusing, from properties of glass, selection of glass, kiln use and more.
You will be able to produce a plate or bowl as your project. This project will require 2 firings. You will not have to be present during the firing times which could last up to 6 hours.

Beside the class fee you will need to purchase the materials to complete your project. This class is designed to take 2-3 sessions.

COST: $100 for individual lesson
MUST HAVE GLASS CUTTING EXPERIENCE

FUSED JEWELRY

Make several pieces of jewelry by using Dichroic glass and a kiln. You will learn very basic glass cutting to help create size and shape for your jewelry.

This class will be approximately 3-4 hours long. You will need to make arrangements to come back and make findings placements and then come back to pick up your items.

Example: Monday you take the class, Tuesday you come in and select which jewelry bails and where you want them on the piece and the on Wednesday you come back in and pick up your items.

COST $75

AFTER TAKING THIS CLASS YOU CAN COME BACK IN AND USE OUR KILN FOR $20 PER FIRING. You will need to purchase your glass and accessories separately.

Other unique classes will be available upon request. If there is a technique that you want to learn we offer individual class time by an hourly rate.