Education is central to the mission of db Studio. Classes in fused glass are taught on a number of levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.
Deborah Barnard (db) is the resident artist and primary instructor.
Washington artist Deborah Barnard creates magic in her fused glass studio located within Barnard Griffin Winery. The primary focus of her work has its roots in many years of sewing and a love of textiles. Deborah enjoys blending unexpected color combinations of glass and working with nature themes.
To enhance her artwork, Deborah often includes glass elements she has made in a torch flame. Her current work explores the reactive qualities of the metal elements contained in glass.
Deborah Barnard’s journey began in college with stained glass. In 2004, Deborah returned to glass only this time using heat; kilns and torches. After taking classes at Bullseye Glass Company in Portland, Oregon, Deborah continues to define her techniques from beads to fused glass and into architectural elements.
Deborah opened her fused glass studio at Barnard Griffin Winery in the Fall of 2007 and became a Bullseye Resource Center selling Bullseye sheet glass in 2008. db Studios encourages its students to reinforce their hands-on, in-person instruction at the studio with online video education by Bullseye. Click on the Bullseye education online image/link below to subscribe to the series.
Bullseye's Kiln-Glass Education Online aims to inspire kiln-glass makers everywhere, helping them build foundational skills, acquire new techniques, and discover new forms and projects. Each 10-15 minute lesson is designed by Bullseye instructors and appropriate for everyone from beginners to advanced kilnformers.
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