William Holland School of Lapidary Arts is located in North Georgia in Young Harris about two hours from Asheville, North Carolina. Classes begin after dinner on Sunday evenings. I was enrolled in Glass Fusing II with Julia Larson from Huntington Street Art Glass Design in Florida. I was one of six students in the class. Sunday night we started layering our layered pendants which were immediately put in the kiln to be fired. This was a three firing process.
We used mica to make a paste which had to dry at least 24 hours. It was then punched out. We placed the punched mica onto a base layer of glass add a clear top. All my mica pieces had bubbles in them except one. We also learned how to pop the bubbles.
They serve a very delicious three meals a day with tea, coffee, ice water, and ice available 24 hours.
I'll be back next year for another class. Julia Larson will again be teaching glass fusing but doing different class projects. Thank you Julia and William Holland for an amazing creative week!