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Company/School Name: The Glass Palette
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Address Line 1: 110 5th Street NE
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City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Number of Gloryholes: 2
Number of Annealers: 2
Zip: 22902
Number of Fusing/Slumping Kilns: 3
Number of Torches: 5
Torch Types: Hothead
Country: USA
Phone: 434-977-9009
Year Founded: 2004
Additional Information:
We offer classes on a monthly basis, rotating three classes per month.
Most classes are based on about 8 hours of class time, and our studio is open to students at all other working hours.
Students will create thier own pieces during each class (four weekly sessions) or multiple projects during weekend classes.
Our classes include Kiln Forming (Fusing and Slumping), Stained Glass, Bead Making (flameworking), Sand Blasting, Fused Glass Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay, and Glass Blowing.
One-day workshops are available in Glassblowing, and are offered to students 16 or older only.
We are also an open studio where people of any age may come in and make their own fused and sandblasted glass art items.
There is no need to take a class or have experience.
We show anyone how to do it and a wide variety of projects are available.
We are open Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am - 6:00pm and Sundays from 12:00 - 5:00 for walk-ins and retail gallery.
Artist Information
Cara DiMassimo Ball - Cara is a painter and glass artist. She earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from James madison University in 1995. She has had showings of her paintings in NYC and Charlottesville VA.
Currently her paintings are on display at The Glass Palette along with her glass work. Her glass work is informed primarily by her painting style. She ""paints"" with cut glass and layering to create multi-dimensional glass panels.

Maria DiMassimo - Maria is a glass artist with 25 years of experience. She began with a Stained Glass class and from there went on to fusing, sand blasting, and eventually glass blowing.
She works in a playful style and is always experimenting with combining techniques in her work.

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