"Transference" with Joanne Teasdale

Date:   April 5 - 9, 2014 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
Class Size:   8 students
Tuition:   $1025 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Painter, photographer, and glass artist Joanne Teasdale brings all of her considerable experience and talent to bear to create art that is exceptionally beautiful and evocative.

The imagery she creates using fusible decals (created from her own photographs) so fully leverages the strengths of both photography and glass that one cannot image the finished artwork being made any other way.

Class Description

In this five day class, Joanne Teasdale will teach you how to create stunning kilnformed art using fusible, photographic decals on glass.

You will learn different techniques for applying the film on glass, skills needed to prepare the images for printing, dividing a photograph for a multi-panel glass mural, and layering images to create an ethereal feeling.

You will leave the class with a comprehensive understanding of the medium and its different creative applications, will practice the techniques and will acquire theoretical knowledge to explore later. You will also receive both printed and digital handouts and complete multiple test tiles and projects.


An important part of this class is learning how to prepare photographs for printing as decals. All students must bring a laptop computer running Photoshop software. If you do not own Photoshop, you can install a free 30 day trial version before arriving at Helios. Adobe also allows customers to use Photoshop for $30 for a single month. Everything taught in Photoshop can be achieved in any capable photo-editing software (including the free GIMP photo editing software).

Students will create a glass photo "book" (similar to the image above) during the class. You will need to provide photographs to Joanne approximately three weeks before the class begins so that they can be prepared in advance of the class. During class, you will learn exactly how the photographs were prepared and all the steps required to have them printed as decals.

About Joanne Teasdale

From the Bullseye Gallery website:

Joanne Teasdale, who was an exhibiting abstract painter in her twenties, later returned to art-making by translating her life experiences into meticulous photorealist paintings, then photography. Teasdale, whose artwork explores the human experience, often tells stories using light, and was naturally drawn to the capabilities of glass. In recent years, she began studying the medium intensively under the tutelage of established artists, adding kilnformed glass to her repertoire in 2009. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibiting nationally and internationally.

To see more of Joanne's work, you can visit her website at www.teasdaleart.com.