Gail Stouffer

The path to this wonderful place has taken some turns, but the destination has always been in clear sight. I started this journey 15-years ago, after a long and successful corporate communications career. My BFA degree fueled a joy for creating, and a passion to help others find their artistic voice. For 12-years I operated a retail store in San Antonio (Wired Designs Studios,) where we sold glass and metalsmithing supplies and taught a ton of classes. For many years it was my devotion and obsession. Even though I loved the business side, I longed for more time to fully develop my own work, and to truly connect with students on a deeper level. So... To quench my thirst, I went back to college to pursue a graduate degree in art (MAE), and as a matter of course, I decided to take a leap and change my life! I ditched the storefront and summoned up the guts to open a studio devoted solely to teaching and growing, a place where we could forge a creative path, together! Its been the best choice I've made in my 30-year career. It's allowed me to grow personally and creatively, and to help my students develop their true potential.

The Glass Canvas Video Class w/ Gail Stouffer

Gail Stouffer’s top 7 “Glass Canvas” techniques deliver a virtual toolbox of essential printmaking methods that every glass worker needs. This collection of skills can be used in glass fusing, casting, stained glass, mosaics, pate de verre, and blown glass too! You’ll find all the necessary tools, supplies, and, materials explained and demonstrated with you, the artists, needs in mind. Whether you prefer a high-tech or low-tech approach to creating, there’s an option suited to your style. Finally, available on video, each chapter, used together or alone, will empower you with the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to have your voice heard through text and imagery in your work. in addition to your video class, students will be allowed exclusive access to the private Facebook Group with Gail & AAE.  In this group, Gail has several additional video clips walking you through her process for several pieces of work.  Here in this group, you will be able to continue your canvas education with your peers and Gail herself.

PMC Sterling Silver Jackets & Fused Glass Jewelry: The Ultimate Coupling w/ Gail Stouffer Video Tutorial

 This video includes invaluable coldworking and metalsmithing techniques that will elevate your jewelry skills to the next level. The techniques in the video can be utilized with any type of glass design you can create and any kind of metal clay you like! Dichroics, pattern bars, Fritrini, Pebbles, Silver, Copper, Rose Gold Brass, whatever is in style, you can follow the trends and stay ahead of the curve!  Galleries will be clamoring to carry your work, and friends and customers will be bugging you with commissions. Don’t miss this great way to move your work above and beyond!