Join Angela Legere, owner of Incandescence Glass Studio for a truly unique and local experience. Explore a variety of glass making techniques to make a custom piece using local dried organic materials found in nature. Many molds to choose from The Fossil Vitra technique is done by layering glass powder directly on leaves (or other organic material) and placing the powder-coated leaves under a sheet of glass. When fired, the organic material burns away and the glass powder is fused to the base sheet of glass. This process can be incorporated into jewelry, tiles and panels.
Incandescence: Make Your Own Fossil Vitra Platter
What We’ll Do
Join Angela at her in-home studio. The space is airy and clean, with room for you to get inspired and create. Angela's studio is located in the picturesque waterfront town of Callander. Pair your workshop with a visit to the Callander Museum or with a meal at 1886 Lake House Bistro.
What to Bring
Masks and close-toed shoes are required.
All supplies and tools will be provided. If you would like to bring your own dried materials, these materials should be dried for at least 24 hours prior to the workshop.
Guests can bring their own beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and snacks.
Maximum Number of Guests
Meet your host, Angela Legere
Incandescence Glass Studios owner/operator Angela Legere graduated from Sheridan College in 2016 from a 3-year craft and design program with honors in glass forming where she won the William and Mary Corcoran craft award given by the Ontario Arts Foundation. Angela worked on a production line at General Motors for 8 years before the truck plant in Oshawa was closed. While working at GM she was involved with the CAW union as a women’s activist and sat on the executive board as the women at large. It was through this union involvement that she developed a strong interest in human rights issues and social justice. Growing up with one sister, the two girls were encouraged to do crafts with their mother who always enjoyed making. Their father is a retired GM worker who makes custom oak furnishings on the side. Angela has always had an easier time learning hands on and found glass an enjoyable hobby, taking workshops and learning on YouTube for many years before pursuing an arts program at Sheridan College. After three years of exploring glass making in various forms, Angela has found a passion for mold making. Most of her studio time is spent in the sand-casting area or kiln casting room preparing molds and learning about new materials. She enjoys making functional objects although her main focus is body casting and working with the human form. Angela Legere has been making glass as a hobby since 2005, the dream was to learn more about glass forming which is what led her to Sheridan College Glass Program to begin with. She had several teaching opportunities in school and after graduation which she enjoyed immensely. Starting a business and being the owner of a studio is a passion for Angela and will provide her with a place to work and teach without having to drive a couple hours to the nearest glass studio to rent studio time which is very costly. Some of Angela’s works so far have been a series of casted bowls using the Venus of Willendorf fertility symbol as decoration. Body casting torso`s, hands and other body parts, using them to tell larger stories that speak to parenting, sexuality and other concepts usually involving social issues. Angela is now enjoying teaching classes at her studio in Northern Ontario and experimenting with new ideas and materials.