Nathan Sandberg

Artist and educator, Nathan Sandberg is based in Portland, Oregon. After working in the Research & Education Department at Bullseye Glass company for 8 years he started Nathans LLC in 2012 and has established himself as one of the top kiln-glass educators teaching today. From Santa Fe to Zurich and Australia to Norway, Nathan is usually somewhere on the planet presenting a fresh, innovative curriculum at a wide range of studios, schools, and art centers. He is widely credited as the pioneer of the modern Vitrigraph methods which he began to develop at the Bullseye Factory in 2009 and has since taken to unprecedented levels of control. In 2015 Nathans LLC moved out of the basement and into a proper studio space in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland. Today, Nathan uses OnGrade Studio as his home base and can be found there relentlessly producing work for exhibitions and developing a new curriculum to teach whenever he isn't on the road. His primary material is glass although his installations commonly make use of other materials such as wood, metal, and concrete. And his artwork can be found in private and public collections around the world.

• Vitrigraph Murrine: A Foundation w/ Nathan Sandberg -Online Video Class - Watch Now

 Taking a thoughtful approach to using the Vitrigraph kiln we can create cane and murrine that rival those created in a hot shop. Capitalizing on the ways glass can be arranged in and flows from a crucible, students in this innovative workshop will learn to create reproducible decorative canes and intricate murrine using the Vitrigraph Kiln. These elements can then, immediately, be used in other kiln-glass projects.   This video focuses on creating a murrine wall panel that can be hung as decorative glass art, however, once this technique can be applied to any fused glass project that you create.  Bowls, plates, part sheets, drop out vases, jewelry etc.  Nathan does not hold back and gives so much information, you will surely benefit from this video by using his teachings in all aspects of your glass work. 


Review by Candace K. 
AAE Glass produces the most wonderful videos from very talented instructors. This video is no exception. The processes are clearly articulated and the videography is excellent!

Complex Vitrigraph Murrine: The Next Level w/ Nathan Sandberg -Online Video Class - Watch Now

Nathan continues your education and reveals his signature technique to produce stunning and intricate complex murrine.  As the pioneer of Vitrigraph Murrine, Nathan has spent countless hours developing an unbelievable process which he is now sharing with you. Using a specialty V-mold, Bullseye sheet glass and rods, you will have the tools to create insane patterns on your own as well as FIVE of Nathan's most secret recipes that he will demonstrate, in their entirety, in this easy to follow video.  Nathan's first video class, Vitrigraph Murrine: A Foundation, is a prerequisite to this video class in order to comprehend this "next level" process.  Students who have taken Nathan's basic murrine class in person will also be able to comprehend this online class.  Nathan is easy to understand, thorough and full of tips and tricks along the way.  Check out his reviews from his first class.  You will not be disappointed. 


Review by Deb J. 
This is a perfect follow-on video from the basic Vitrigraph Murrine Foundation. As always Nathan's instructions and notes were easy to follow to achieve perfect results every time. And to be able to re-watch anytime a refresher is needed is such a bonus and is actually better value than traveling to attend a class. Well done both AAE Glass and Nathan Sandberg

Drop Out Construction & Rim Removal Tutorial w/ Nathan Sandberg

A short and to-the-point video for those who want to create beautiful drop out vessels that resemble blown glass.  This video is a must for your collection as Nathan teaches skills that are fundamental to all your future glass making.  This economical video class is informative and easy to follow.  Nathan will walk you through the EASY way to cut large circles out of glass and he graciously includes how to cut "rings" as well!  Finally!  You can not only use this technique in your drop out vessels but you can cut circular borders for your bowls and functional art!  You will learn volume calculation to create any size drop out as well as finishing the blank before firing. Most importantly, he will show how easy it is to remove that drop out rim with a tile saw using a diamond blade.  No fancy saws are probably have one in your garage!  A handout and firing schedule are provided.  Yep, you read that right...he provides an EXACT firing schedule for the drop out...pretty rare. Nathan is easy to understand, thorough, and full of tips and tricks along the way.  Check out his reviews from his classes.  You will not be disappointed. 


Review by Charlene F. 
The information that Nathan provides leads you very logically into a super piece. AAE Glass has always had super teachers and Nathan is certainly one of the best. With just the right amount of information, you can really create some interesting drop out bowls.

The Fundamentals of Coldworking & Finishing Glass w/ Nathan Sandberg- Online Video Class - Watch Now

 This video is some of the richest content we have seen to date on the subject of coldworking & finishing your fused glass.  If you are a beginner to intermediate glass artist or just want to bring your glass work to a "gallery quality" level, this video is for you.  Nathan demonstrates coldworking using a lap wheel, saw, sandblaster and hand-lapping with silicon carbide grit.  His extensive lecture on using the heat of your kiln to achieve a matte, satin or glossy finish makes this video worth purchasing alone.  This video is for anyone who is a glass enthusiast who owns cold working equipment, is thinking about purchasing equipment, or who just wants to learn to start finishing your glass and bring your work to a beautiful level of sophistication.  We cannot say enough great things about this video class. 


Review by Lisa S. 
Even if you have experience with using some of these cold working tools there are some good tricks to add to your cold working and best practices for cold working. Anyone who likes visual learning will benefit from this video.

Hot Rods: Slumping & Dropout Vessels w/ Nathan Sandberg

Hot Rods is the 5th video project between AAE Glass and Nathan Sandberg. In this educational lesson, Nathan will lead students through three projects that make use of glass rods from Bullseye as the primary design element.  Along the way, he will dive deeper than ever before into dropouts and provide a very thorough explanation and demonstration of the process. Students will be guided through the fabrication of two slumped forms as well as a dropout vessel….or eight, entirely made of rods. From raw materials to mold construction, to volume calculation and finishing, much of the information provided in this lesson can be applied to many other kiln-glass projects by simply scaling up, changing shapes and/or glasses. Once you have the tools you are only limited by your imagination!  All handouts and firing schedules included.


Review by Cindy 
This was another very inspiring video from Nathan. I really appreciated his in-depth discussion of the different results with firing of dropouts, I look forward to applying these techniques in my own work.

Video Tutorial Masterclass - Kilncasting: Planting the Seed with Nathan Sandberg

This might be the most thorough introduction to kilncast glass available from the comfort of your own studio. Watch and re-watch over four hours of content as Nathan Sandberg walks you through all of the steps necessary to create a truly special kilncast glass planter. Clay modelmaking, poured investment mold-making, volume calculation, firing schedules and finishing options are all discussed, demonstrated and can easily be applied to other, personalized projects. Kilncasting has an unfair reputation of being complex and messy. Extreme care was used to develop a lesson that proved otherwise.
Review by Han C. on 22 Aug 2021review stating Excellent Kiln-Casting Video Class
Living overseas, it is so previous to get such excellent and detailed instructions from Nathan on kiln-casting. The example of a planter is excellent. It is simple enough to allow an in-depth explanation of what are the necessary steps involved while also allowing for variations in techniques. I am looking forward to a more advanced kiln-casting video class from Nathan or other talented instructors.
By Mark Veit 21 Sep, 2121
Save on AAE Glass Fused Glass Education

AAE Glass Education Coins Allow You to Save on Fused Glass Video Tutorials

Did you know you can earn AAE Glass Education Coins with every purchase? It's true. Did you know you can use AAE Glass Education Coins to reduce the price of paid videos in the AAE Glass Education Center? Also true. When you combine these extra savings to AAE Glass' already low prices and Free Shipping options, you will find the best products, service and education all in one place.

Use your AAE Glass Education Coins to learn from world class fused glass educators like: 

 Tanya Veit


 Alice Benvie Gebhart 


 Nancy Weisser 


 Bob Leatherbarrow


 Nathan Sandberg 


 Alicia Lomne 


 Glenda Kronke


 Gail Stouffer 


 Lois Manno 


 Kate MacLeod 


 Peter McGrain 

By Mark Veit 07 Jul, 2121
Bob Leatherbarrow Online Glass Classes

Master Glass Artist Bob Leatherbarrow Teaches Four Online Fused Glass Videos at AAE Glass

   Master fused glass artist Bob Leatherbarrow offers his teaching expertise in the AAE Glass Education Center. Bob offers four online fused glass workshops that can be watched anytime in the comfort of your own home or studio, as well as four Ebooks. Bob even takes the learning further with private Facebook groups associated with some of his videos and Ebooks. Feel free to take a look at the video trailers of each video to see exactly what you will be learning and hear from Bob in his own words below.

The Art of the Crackle: Basic, Blending & Beyond 

Impression Wafers: Printing with Powders 

Displays Stands & Wall Mounts: Effective, Easy & Economical 

Focus on Design: Fine Lines, Lip Wraps & Colour Fields


    Bob Leatherbarrow established Leatherbarrow Glass Studio in 1988 and has created original kilnformed glass ever since. Known for his innovative styles, techniques, and designs, Bob has taken an experimental approach to developing unique textures and colour palettes using glass powders. His glass bowls and sculptures explore the subtle hues and delicate beauty of naturally occurring textures and encourage the viewer to ponder their origin. In 2008 Bob moved to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, where he continues to make glass art and write e-books on his signature techniques. Bob has also been a popular instructor on both the national and international kilnformed glass scenes and has recently shared many of his techniques through the comprehensive AAE video class program.

By Mark Veit 30 Apr, 2121
AAE Glass and Tanya Veit

Free Fused Glass Video Tutorials from Tanya Veit in the AAE Glass Education Center

Tanya Veit and AAE Glass have revolutionized online fused glass learning over the past 10 years. As a world renowned fused glass artist and educator, Tanya Veit has brought online fused glass education into the homes of thousands across the world. Whether it is a free video tutorial or a private Facebook group to continue the education, Tanya gives her students 100% every time. Tanya has released dozens of fused glass video tutorials on many subjects over the years and they have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times by glass artists all over the world.

The original AAE Glass education model has been recreated by many others in our industry recently, which has opened up fused glass learning for so many artists and potential artists. We at AAE Glass are very proud to have lead the industry in education for the past decade by bringing unique learning avenues that never existed, directly to glass artists. We know we couldn’t have done it without all of the great glass artists we have worked with over the years, so thank you!

For those of you who are new to AAE Glass or fused glass in general, you have come to the right place. Visit the AAE Glass Education Center today to begin your journey in fused glass. If you already have experience as a fused glass artist, these videos will provide inspiration and a different way to look at your glass to get beautiful and unique results.

By Mark Veit 26 Mar, 2121
We Appreciate You

Thank You and a Hug From AAE Glass & the Veit Family

Dear AAE Glass Family,

We would like to extend a huge thank you and hug to all of you! These last several months have been hard for everyone. There is no sugarcoating that. But we are going to get through this by helping and supporting each other like we always have. The art glass industry is a resilient and resourceful one. Filled with strong, passionate, hardworking people who will stop at nothing to grow their glass art skills.

First of all, Tanya insists on a couple deep breaths and a virtual hug. Just take a moment for yourself. Close your eyes or stare out the window, just get lost for a minute and clear your head. We'll wait...

We miss you! We have received so many notes from you that are extremely heartfelt and uplifting, especially lately, that we wanted to let you know that we hear you, we feel the love and we send it right back to you!

So many of you have been with us since the beginning. We have grown together. We have succeeded and failed together. We have laughed and cried together. We are proud to have such a tight knit group of artists who are so willing to not only support us, but support each other. We all benefit in the end from such relationships.

We have also had the pleasure of virtually meeting so many new artists these past few months. Thank you for coming aboard and please don't be shy about sharing and participating. Ask questions and share your failures. We all learn from both.

Just, thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for your support. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you for your uplifting messages. Thank you for continuing to support the fused glass industry. We have some exciting things coming right around the corner. Thank you, thank you, thank you.


The Veit Family

By Mark Veit 02 Nov, 2020

Alice Benvie Gebhart's Building a Landscape Online Video Class at AAE Glass

We at AAE Glass are proud to host Alice Benvie Gebhart’s online video tutorial: Building a Landscape. Alice is an international instructor and glass artist who now shares her knowledge in this professionally filmed and edited video found in the AAE Glass Education Center.

Alice will guide you chapter by chapter while you learn how to create a landscape from start to finish. Watch and rewatch as many times as you wish, or refer back when needed. The video will be available to you 24/7.

Join the private Facebook group hosted by AAE Glass, featuring Alice Benvie Gebhart, when you purchase this online video. You and fused glass artists around the world are able to communicate, share experiences, failures and beautiful finished landscapes. Alice is also in the group, so the learning never ends.

Watch the video trailer to see exactly what you will be learning. Read dozens of reviews from glass artists who have purchased this online video as they share their high praise for Alice and this class. We look forward to learning with you and thank you for your support.


By Mark Veit 15 Oct, 2020

Tanya Veit Presents QuickFlix Fused Glass Video Tutorials

Did you know Tanya Veit has several QuickFlix video tutorials that are 10 minutes or less? She covers many popular glass fusing topics in just a few minutes. Sometimes we find ourselves in a creative block and need something to break through. These quick videos will often do that. From drilling holes into glass to using stencils and Bullseye Glass powders, these quick video tutorials will get your ideas flowing again. Here are some of the topics covered.








By Mark Veit 13 Oct, 2020

What Can We Control?

We have been more or less quarantined for months now. Times are stressful and uncertain for everybody, but for different reasons. In talking to several glass artists over the past few months, I wanted to share what I have gathered in a general sense.
By Mark Veit 20 Aug, 2020
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Tell Us About Your Business and Share Your Work

AAE Glass was founded with the idea of giving fused glass artists products and education that were not available before. AAE Glass developed the cutting edge Education Center years ago that hosts both free and paid Masterclass video workshops from fused glass artists around the world.
By Mark Veit 20 Aug, 2020
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Welcome to the AAE Glass Blog

Hi, I’m Mark Veit. You might remember me from previous marketing articles titled “How to Approach Galleries & Sell Fused Glass” and “Word of Mouth is Worth Thousands of Dollars”.

By Mark Veit 19 Aug, 2020
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