JECO GLASSCRAFT PRESENTS The art of flat glass manipulation A common sense approach
We are now offering instruction in Glass Manipulation, at our location in Scottsdale, Arizona. These are informal, one on one learning opportunities, designed to allow you to learn the craft of creating your own glass pieces, whether you want to make awards, table tops, shelves, or just about anything else that can be made with flat glass.
The possibilities include the proper technique for cutting glass from 1/16" thick through 3/4", straight and curved cuts and patterns. Instruction on cutting laminated glass, wire glass and colored glasses. You will be shown the proper tools, (and a couple that are not so proper) to allow you to cut glass to the shape you want. Also included are instruction and demonstration of edge chipping and finishing, allowing you to make your own custom pieces.
Included are demonstrations of how to grind, polish, and high polish your glass, with information on the proper tools and how to use them most efficiently.
Also available is instruction on hand beveling, which will require a full 4 day course that's filled with most of the above instruction, and tips & tricks that will allow you to make a small piece of broken glass into a jewel, or make full clusters for stained glass usage.
Each technique requires practice with and without supervision, and the atmosphere is laid back, low pressure, and is designed to help you get comfortable with glass manipulation, so you will be able to make a living anywhere in the world with the knowledge you gain.
PRICING & HOURS-
Our hours are 8:oo AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Thursday. Instruction is available at the rate of $250.00 per day, or a 4 day session at $800.00 Normally, extra days after 4 can be secured at $250.00 per day Payment in full is required at start of sessions, extra days due as they occur. Payment is accepted via cash, check or money order, sorry, no credit cards accepted. Some limits apply.*
WHAT YOU GET-
Each day paid for gives you unlimited information on the subjects of your choice. These are informal sessions, and I invite you to ask anything I might have the answer to. The only reservation is on Hand Beveling. To receive ALL the pertinent information regarding hand beveling requires a full 4 day commitment. These sessions may include any training in sand blasting, carving, shading, photoresist, half tones, stone cutting & polishing, and the use of LED lighting to enhance your work. You are paying for the time, so I feel you are welcome to any knowledge I can supply. Feel free to ask any questions you may have, there are no secrets.
WHO YOU'RE DEALING WITH-
J.L.Pulliam, (does the dirty work) along with his wife of 33 years, Connie, (does the smart part) is the owner of JECO GLASSCRAFT, a business that has been around for 30 years. In the beginning, the specialty was replacement glass for furniture stores. This quickly grew to include all types of flat glass and mirror for residential and commercial applications, including installations. Because he was a talented fabricator, other glass shops in the Phoenix area learned that he could supply them with top quality products that their own employees could not produce, and continue to rely on him for the "tricky" jobs. Because one of the early customers was also involved in Stained glass, he became a self-taught hand beveller, and now has customers for hand beveling across the entire US. Out of necessity, he also became a self-taught sandblaster, and now supplies sand blasted products to all the local tempering plants, and more than 60 other local businesses, from glass shops, shower door manufacturers and window manufacturers, to trophy and award shops, individuals and hobbyists. Jeco Glasscraft has a sparkling reputation for doing what they say, in the time frame stated. Your sessions are no different.
INFORMATION OUT FRONT-
These sessions are dealing with dangerous materials and machinery. We take all precautions to prevent mishaps, but accidents DO happen. When purchasing these sessions, you are accepting responsibility for yourself, and should injuries occur, we accept no liability unless such injuries are DIRECTLY caused by negligence on our part. In the glass business, cuts are a fact of life, and as such, we minimize occurrences, but cannot guarantee total safety. When you do get cut, you are expected to clean up your own mess!
Below, you will find excerpts from appreciative customers who have attended classes.
A glass shop willing to teach their secrets ... oh my! Get a jump start on learning how to cut thick glass (yes it can be done), grinding and polishing those edges, beveling, chipping decorative edges and oh so many other things!
Bernie Clites Crystalwood Homes, inc. Artistic Sandblasting NW
Recently I had the pleasure of taking a course in working with cold glass from Jeco Glasscraft.
Having mostly been self taught, Iwas amazed at what I did not know.
I found the course to be very in depth, covering different glass, the tools necessary to work with the glass as well as different methods to cut, grind polish and chip glass.
My instructor, Jess Pulliam was very patient as I learned and was very flexible in what we worked on. There was not a question I asked that Jess could not answer or a technique he could not show how to do.
The skills I learned during the course have not only enabled me to cut and polish glass of all types, it has allowed me to create one of a kind items for my clients.
I highly recommend a course from Jeco Glasscraft to anyone who is wanting to know how to work with glass.
Maui Tile Murals and Glass Etching.
Posted on: Feb 20 2010, 11:41 AM
I just spent four days with Jess in AZ. What a useful and delightful experience I had. I wholeheartedly endorse taking a class with Jess. I have been cutting artglass for a long time. But now I can cut any thickness of glass (though I have yet to cut 1" thick glass I know how!). And I mean not just straight cuts either. Drilling holes, edge treatments, tools, techniques, polishing - you can get the full Monty from Jess. My head is swimming with new ideas and the skills to make them happen. I feel like I have broken through a barrier.
Rich Hawthorne, Clearview Artworks, Portland, OR
Contact us for reservations by E-Mailing JESS@JECOGLASS.COM, or by phone (480) 966-6827
* We reserve the right to decline classes at our discretion.