Welcome to Toy Town Stained Glass!  OPEN 7 Days

10am-5pm

 

In November we have 3 classes that we are offering:

Ornament class, dichroic beginner’s jewelry class and Introduction to fusing class see under the tab classes for November 2017 for more information.

 

What is coming in September and October 2017:  more to come

We will have a booth @ the Appleseed Country Fair September 2, 3 & 4:  Red Apple Farm 455 Highland Ave Phillipston, Ma Saturday  10 – 6, Sunday 10- 5 and Monday 10 – 4.

September 9th will be our annual open house and customer/students appreciate day.  We will have door prizes and food time is 9am – 5pm.   Hope to see everyone there.

 

September 13 – October 18 6 weeks total  Stained Glass Classes thru Montachusetts Regional Vocational Technical School but classes will be held @ our location Toy Town stained Glass 36 Monomonac Rd W Winchendon, MaTime: 6 – 9 Course Fee $169.00 + $65.00 for supplies and you also will need safety glasses either you can bring from home or purchase here for $4.00 + tax.  Payments and registration needs to go thru Monty Tech.    Thank you register on line montytechnites.com or call 978-345-9200 ext. 5220

September 16 & 17th will have booth # 75 @ the Townsend Historical Society’s 36th annual arts and Craft Fair located on the Historic town common in Townsend junction 119 & 13.  Food and snacks are available. Sat 9 – 4, Sun 10 – 4.

September 23 will have a booth @ Grotonfest(Rain date September 24) time and place are Legion Common from 10 – 4:30

September 29 is our preview exhibition @ Arts Sharon Arts Center Gallery Peterborough, NH  This will be on display from September 29 – October 22.

October 7, 8 & 9 Monadnock Art I will be a guess Artist at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio 79 Hadley Rd  Jaffrey, NH 10 -5 (Monday the 9th is optional)

October 14 – 15 will have a booth @ Applefest at Wachusett Mountain 499 Mountain Rd Princeton, Ma  10 -5pm

There is more to come soon

We will be having a beginner class to glass fusing:   This class will run for 3 weeks more details will be coming soon,

also we will put together a night for making glass fusing christmas ornaments  more details to come.

 

We are a fully stock retail store for glass fusing and stained glass supplies and glass !!!

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we offer classes they are always on going:  Pick your day, pick your time slot (morning 9 – 11:30 or 10 – 12.30) or (afternoon 1 – 3:30 or 2 – 4:30) or (evening 6 – 8:30 or 6:30 – 9:00).

 

we also sell finish products which were hand made here at Toy Town Stained Glass both stained and fusing items;   We added on sand blasting items (hummingbird bottles for the garden).

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We will be closed on February 20th 2017  for our set up at the museum.   Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

REMINDER:   Our Exhibition is coming up, opening night will be on March 2 2017  from  6 – 8 pm @ the Gardner Museum 28 Pearl St Gardner, Ma.   Our items will be display there until the end of May.   We hope you can view our display.

Our First Newsletter:  August 2016.

Hi to All

I’m starting a quarterly newsletter this is the first.

I want to take this time to thank all my students and customers for supporting us. I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful summer.

Here are a few things that will be happening within the next year.

1)      We have been invited to display our works at the Gardner Museum in Gardner, Ma. for the months of March, April and May 2017.   We are extending this invitation to all. If you have something you would like to have on exhibition during these months please contact me.

2)      This year Toy Town Stained Glass will be donating a Christmas tree to the Gardner Museum.   The proceeds will be going to the museum. Our tree will be 5 feet tall (a stick tree) lighted. Our theme is going to be garden.   If you would like to make an ornament and donate please contact me.   The ornament size should be 3 to 5 inches anything that you would find in a garden.

3)      In September we have had an open house to the public showing them what we do at Toy Town Stained Glass. This year I would also like to add to the open house an appreciation day for all my students and customers. We will be serving hot dogs/hamburgers with different salads and snacks. I would love all to come, either on September 10 or 11th. Please RSVP so we have an idea who will be coming, (so we have enough food for all).

4)      Starting in September, I will be offering MINI CLASSES: On Thursday’s

Mini classes will run for 3 consecutive weeks making a certain item: There is limited class space for these classes. For these mini classes you should have some basic cutting and stained glass knowledge. If you don’t you can schedule a glass cutting class prior to these classes.    I will have to have payment for the mini classes two weeks prior to make sure all supplies are here for you. September mini class will be making a Kaleido scope. I will need to know if you are interested in the class prior to August 17th payment due within the week on 8/24/16 so I can order all materials.

I have tried to put the mini and demo classes on a different night but this is the only night available during these months.

Class will be on Sept 8, 15 and 22nd. Total cost for this class will be $75.00 (which includes all materials and studio time being used to make this item). Class time will be from 6 – 9pm on these dates.

October’s mini class will be bird on a branch (these birds on a branch are made by chippaway.com) If you look on their website and let me know the bird you would like to do I will make sure I have them here for you. A deposit of $30.00 will be needed by Sept 15, 2016 prior to this class. Class will be on October 6, 13 and 20th. Total cost of this Class will be $75.00 less your deposit which includes all material and glass for this project. Class time will be from 6 – 9pm on these dates. Balance payment is needed by September 21st.

November will be introducing fusing works to you:

You will be introduced to several techniques in fusing: First thing we will be doing is using a vitrigraph kiln to produce streaming hot glass into swirls of color and shapes. Manipulate the molten glass as it flows out of the bottom of the kiln to create your designs. Get your glass ready for the mold you pick out by cutting and cleaning your glass.   Second class we will use to finished free formed stringers to create a totally unique bowl, plate or small platter, you will learn kiln set up and if time permitted you could cut out a bird and its wing etc. Third class you will take your pieces out of the kiln, clean them and get them ready for another kiln firing. Slumping your items in the mold of you’re choose.   Then you can put together your birds. You’ll have to come back and pick up your finish pieces.

Total cost for this class will be $135.00. This includes (selected glass for your projects, stringers, 2x times for kiln time, fusing instructions and materials, learning vitrigraph kiln and materials to finish your birds.   This is a great class.   Limited space

 

All mini classes limit space is 8 per class.   Please register as soon as possible. Payment is to be made 2 weeks prior to these classes. If you have prepaid and need to cancel if I can fill your spot you will be reimbursed.

There will not be any mini class in December. If the mini classes go well we will start them up again in April 2017.

5)      DEMO NIGHTS: Will be on Thursday’s

September 29th we will be doing a bevel wind chime. You will learn how to drill a hole in a round and square bevel glass and then string your wind chimes together.

 

October 27th we will be making a jeweled dragonfly sun catcher.

 

November and December there will not be any Demo nights due to the Holidays.
Demo night will start a 6:15 – 9/9.15pm

 

For more information or questions please feel free to contact me by phone 978-297-7102 or email tacachance@comcast.net.

 

We have Stop the demo nights for the months of June, July and August.   Hopefully we will start them back up in September.

We are going to donate a Christmas tree to the Gardner Museum.  Our tree will be a stick tree approx. 5 feet.  Our theme is going to be a garden theme all ornaments are made with glass either stained or fused glass (anything that you can find in the garden).  If you would like to participate please contact us.

ALSO Toy Town Stained Glass has been invited to display our work in the Gardner Museum during March, April and May of 2017.  We are inviting our customers and students if you are interest in displaying some of your work please contact us.

 

 

We are still doing Demo Night on Thursday’s.   We start @ 6:15pm.   Everyone and Anyone can came. No experience necessary.  Just call or email because I am limited on supplies.    I try to keep these demo’s under $25.00.  They have ranged from $10 – 25.

On May 19th we will be doin a square knot wind chime.

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We are back and have so many new items and ideas.

TOY TOWN WILL BE CLOSE FROM March 29th – April 5th 2016.   Please mark your calendars

We are continuing our demo nights on Thursday for the month of March.

March 10 is our  first demo fusing class.  We will be doing a bird or Easter eggs.  You will cut out your birds, beak and wings.   Decorate them using stringers and scrap glass.   class starts @ 6:15.   If you don’t have any cutting skills with glass please arrive about a half hour early if you can.

 

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Starting Fed 4 – March 3rd on Thursday’s from 6 – 8:30 Toy Town Stained Glass will be open to the public for free demonstrations. There will be no charge for studio time on Thursday’s for these demonstrations. We will be serving brownies and cookies on these nights bring your own beverage.

On Feb 4 we will be demonstrating how to make a copper overlay night light.   You can participate or just watch.   You will be taught to cut your glass, foil your piece of glass, apply your copper overlay onto the glass, solder your piece and then apply your night light to your finish piece.

We will start demonstrating @ 6:15 so if you want to participate, please arrive @ 6:00pm. You will have 15 minutes to pick out your glass. You will have to purchase glass and supplies.   Supplies will consist of night light and copper overlay and misc charge of $5.00 which will cover use of grinder, tools, copper foil, solder, glue, cleaning materials and polish for your finished piece.

 

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On Feb 11th we will be demonstrating how to make a stained glass hearts. You will be shown how to trace your pattern using a light box, cutting, foiling and soldering your piece all together.

 

 

On Feb 18 we will be demonstrating how to make dragonflies.

You will be shown how to trace your pieces from a pattern using a light box, cutting, foiling, soldering your pieces to a cast dragonfly body and then you can patina, polish and apply a hook to hang your dragonfly.

On Feb 25th surprise come see.

On March 3rd if we have had a good response will continue with the free demonstrations.

Come and see new ideas, enjoy the company of other artists and have a little snack. If weather is bad we will cancel that week.

check out the demo page for pictures showing the items that were made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s to You

 

The holidays are about traditions, both recreating cherished old memories and embracing new ways to celebrate the season.  It’s also a time to appreciate the many wonderful people in our lives that give meaning to bringing the old and new traditions together.

 

I’m thankful for my growing, immediate family, for the happiness and fullness they bring to my life.  And I’m thankful for you, my extended creative family.  Your skill, artistic talent.  And your passionate desire to know more and do more continually inspire me to elevate my own style and expand my creativity.

 

I hope you have a happy holiday season filled with bright moments enjoying family, friends, stained and fusing.

 

Cheers,

 

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays.

Days will be closed in December:

 

 

Please note we will closed December 23 @ 1:00pm, all day on  December 24 and December 25th we will re open on Saturday December 26th @ 10:00am.

 

 

Gift Certificates are available .

We have some specials going on.   Plan for your next projects.

 

Deborah Paquin

Toy Town Stained Glass

36 Monomonac Rd West

Winchendon, Ma  01475

978-297-7102

tacachance@comcast.net

www.toytownstainedglass.com

 

On Nov 3, 7 and 11th between 11:00am and 3:oopm we will be holding a demonstration on stained and fusing glass.  If you have any interest in stained or fusing glass and want to know what it is all about then please stop by we look forward to showing you what we are doing.   It’s a fun time for us.   There is no commitment needed.   Just have a little fun.

 

Toy Town will be having their 2nd anniversary open house on Sept 12 & 13 2015 10 – 5pm.   Please stop by and see how much we’ve grown.    We have been working hard creating more and more unique items.    We are offering several more classes in stained and fusing glass.   We look forward to seeing you there.   Thank you

 

 

5x interchangeable bracelets, Transfer memories onto glass, silhouette’s pictures colored by glass frit and Etched stained glass framing classes.  Look under fusing or stained glass classes for more information email us @ tacachance@comcast.net or call us @ 978-297-7102.

Morning Class 9 – 1, Afternoon 1 – 5 and Evening Classes  5 – 9.

 

Our 1st year anniversary for Toy Town Stained Glass is coming up Sept 13 & 14 2014.

I want to thank all my students for participating in my classes.  A year ago I started to teach stained glass to share my knowledge and enthusiasm  with others in making beautiful stained glass pieces.  It was a very successful year.

This year a lady Patricia Allen who has been kiln working for the past ten years is joining me to introduce kiln working.   She has been to Las Vegas for the big glass expo and has taken several classes with some very well known artists Michael Dupille, Newey Fegan and Gill Reynolds. She also took classes from Peter Erickson (Silver/Gold Smith) in Gardner, Massachusetts

We are focusing on Jewelry making, slumping and fusing.

I am still offering Stained Glass Classes.

I am also stocking stained glass supplies and kiln work supplies.

Please join us for our Open House on September 13 and 14 2014 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM for more information.

Toy Town Stained glass classes for beginner through advanced learners, all equipment included. Studio rentals also available. Daily classes – sign up now!

 

Toy Town Stained Glass, 36 Monomonac Road W., Winchendon, MA 01475 978.297.7102