10a.m. – 3 p.m.

1490 NE Pine Island Rd

Building 10

Cape Coral Fl, 33909 

You are cordially invited to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new AAE Glass Art Studio 2.0 in Cape Coral, Florida.  We look forward to seeing you again (or meeting you for the first time).  By far the biggest undertaking AAE Glass has ever taken on, we look forward to celebrating a vision becoming reality with you.     

The AAE Glass Art Studio 2.0 is the result of Master Glass Artist Tanya Veit’s vision.  A vision that began in a basement studio years ago has come to fruition in Cape Coral, Florida.  Tanya is known across the globe for her energetic and enthusiastic teaching style as well as being the innovator of several popular glass fusing techniques in the industry today. 

Being a self-taught glass artist has allowed Tanya to learn by trial and error.  She studied the basics of glass fusing, but didn’t let that stop her from pushing the envelope.  I will never forget hearing her say, “Sometimes a failed experiment yields the best results.”  She constantly learned and quickly developed her own style. 

While being a great way to learn, trial and error can be very expensive and time consuming.  Tanya realizes that time and money can be the two biggest hurdles for any glass artist.  That is why she enjoys teaching so much. She is able to share her knowledge with glass artists across the world, while saving them time and money with valuable knowledge.  She not only teaches live classes at the new 2.0 studio, she offers several workshops online.  Most are free.  She has something for artists of all abilities and can reach anyone in the world who has access to a computer.  In addition, Tanya has brought on many other well-respected glass educators to share their knowledge in the AAE Glass Education Center.  The Education Center has quickly become the go to place for online glass art education.  If you have a question or are looking for inspiration, you will certainly find the answer at AAE Glass. 

None of this would be possible without the hard work of the AAE Glass Staff and the insane support from glass artists around the world.  We can’t say enough about our staff.  Even in the face of Hurricane Irma, we got the doors open because of them.  Everyone’s life was turned upside down, yet they were back at the grind as soon as the sun came out.  It is no wonder customers are so happy to work with them in any capacity.  We pinch ourselves daily with the amount of support we get from glass artists everywhere.  Our local glass artists keep the studio lively when the snowbirds fly north for the summer.  The snowbirds who spend half the year with us share stories and experiences since we last saw them.  The glass artists who come to Florida from Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and every state on the map couldn’t be more dedicated to their art.  To each and every one of you, Thank You!  We wouldn’t be here without you and we promise to continue to raise the bar in the glass industry.

Here are just some of the happenings at the Grand Opening:

-Amy Ferber of Bullseye Glass in Oregon will be demonstrating powder printing and answering your questions about Bullseye Glass.

-Dan Drouault of Covington Engineering in California will be demonstrating his lap wheels and saws. We will be offering 15% off all Covington machines in store this day only. Dan will be happy to answer any questions you may have about his machines.

-The FIRST 50 PEOPLE through the door will receive a FREE 4x4 piece of CBS Dichroic Glass.

-Everyone through the door will receive a SPECIAL GIFT.

-FREE project guides and FREE samples.

-Video screens throughout the store displaying QuickFlix fusing projects.

-Mike from Jen-Ken Kilns will be displaying and answering questions about his fiber kilns. These will also be 15% off this day only.

-Huge instore discounts. A great time to stock up.

-A new schedule of world class instructors will be joining us this year.  Kelly Crossler Alge, Morgan Madison, Lois Manno, Cheryl Chapman, Nancy Weisser and a new technique workshop by Nathan Sandberg.

-Last, but not least…We will have FREE ICE CREAM!  The good kind!