A Beginning....and an End!
We have some exciting news!
Vitrum Studio is embarking on a new project - Vitrum Studio eBooks. These books will be based on the techniques we've developed for our classes, and are designed so that a wider audience can benefit from the knowledge we've accumulated over the years, shared in the ways that have made our classes so popular here at Vitrum Studio.
The series we're planning includes these uber-popular courses: Optic Topics, Optic BLOCS, Strip Cut Reimagined, Creating Imagery in Powders and Landscapes in Miniature. We plan to have these eBooks available for under $20 each beginning in the late spring of 2017. We will also publish, free of charge, TECHSpecs that cover specific projects that are popular at Vitrum Studio. These will be available on our website: www.vitrumstudio.com.
Watch our website for our announcement in early Spring of 2017!
And more news!
As we approach Vitrum's 15th birthday, we reflect back on the very beginning of Vitrum Studio. Our classes, office and retail shop were all in one bay when we opened, and our pants pockets were our cash drawer. During these past fifteen years we have grown to three bays, enlarged the retail and the classroom spaces, opened a smaller Lab classroom and taught hundreds of classes on a wide range of topics to students from all over the world.
We've made wonderful friends in the glass community, and welcomed and learned much from many exceptionally talented guest instructors while we worked with an incredible Vitrum staff of caring, talented artists. We all have grown as artists as we researched, experimented and pushed the boundaries of kiln glass, and we have loved every minute of it.
But now, it is time for a change. Vitrum Studio will officially close its doors at the end of 2016.
As you probably know, running a business is a demanding 24/7 obligation. Our plans are to spend more time with those who are precious to us, and to spend much needed time in our own studios, designing and developing our own work.
You may be wondering if this decision was also influenced by the environmental issues and the reduced production that Bullseye Glass factory in Portland, Oregon, has been faced with. That is absolutely not the case. They have spent countless hours and large amounts of money researching and installing new filtration systems on their furnaces, and have finally begun to be able to ramp up their production again. By spring of 2017, they should be able to fulfill all orders and be back online 100%.
We most sincerely thank you for your support of Vitrum Studio through the years. It has been an honor and a pleasure to share our knowledge and our love of glass with you.
Judith and KevinVitrum Studio