Friday, November 30, 2012

You’re Awesome!

Published Art- Cherry Blossom Vase
It’s been an amazing week. The overwhelming response and positive feedback I’ve gotten on the updated Lisa Vogt web site is incredible! I’ve heard encouraging comments from friends all over the country and as far away as the Netherlands! I’ve enjoyed seeing your familiar faces on Facebook and look forward to keeping in touch with you there. The site has also attracted so many new visitors. The traffic exceeded my expectations and the shopping activity has been phenomenal! I feel incredibly fortunate to be part of such a generous community. Thank you!

Grinch intervention! Treat yourself to a little studio time and check a few holiday gifts off your list at the same time. December is looming, but there’s still time to make the fast and fun projects you’ll find in Fireworks, available at your art glass supplier and on Amazon.

Glass fusing is enjoyed worldwide. Thanks to Friederike who wrote from the Netherlands this week with kind words and to order my books!

New Art Wear on
Dew Drops are one-of-a-kind, kiln-formed pendants. They’re fashioned with an assortment of exotic metallic glasses that magically shift colors in the light.

Only 3 seats left in the Fused Vessel Sinks & More and Cast Away Classes.
Register by December 15th and SAVE $100.00 on tuition.

Publishing News

Glass Fused Projects Magazine - Winter 2012
Check out my article, Embossing Made easy in the winter 2012 issue of Fused Glass Projects, a downloadable magazine now live and available at

Congratulations Kelly!
Dead Like Me, friend and critique partner Kelly Miller’s debut murder mystery novel was released this week. I was lucky enough to read her book in advance of publication. Kelly's book is well written with authentic characters and a page-turning plot that delivers all the way to the shocking finale.    

In an interview, Kelly was kind enough to answer some questions about her book.

Lisa: What is your debut novel, Dead Like Me, about?

Kelly: Homicide Detective Kate Springer is on edge after a two-week mandatory leave due to an officer involved shooting. Her first case back, she’s blindsided when she discovers she shares a link with Tampa’s newest murder victim. A troubled teen found strangled and dumped in a remote part of town. The bond between them threatens to expose Detective Springer’s past—a past she’s been hell bent on keeping secret. When the killer finally emerges from the shadows, Kate finds her secrets aren’t the only thing on the line, so is her life.

Lisa: How is Dead Like Me different from other mysteries?

Kelly: I don’t just tell the story, I shed light on what’s going on in the main character’s head. What Kate’s feeling and why those feelings lead her down a certain path. Mysteries today are full of great plot twists but as a voracious reader of this genre, I’ve always wanted writers to get into the head of their characters more. So I wrote the book I always wanted to read.

Share the love and show support for a local writer. You can order your copy of Kelly’s book Dead Like Me by visiting her web site.  Kelly Miller,

Visit next week for exciting writing news.

All the best,

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Stirring, cast glass sculpture. 

You’re invited to visit my updated website where you can now purchase signed, Lisa Vogt originals for a limited time. Prices start as low as $6.00, with most items under $50.00.  

As the year’s end approaches, I find myself mentally going over my 2012 to-do list. It’s been a year with challenges, change and growth. Though there are still a few things on my list, including finishing my novel, I’m pleased to say it is shorter now than when the year began.

As I frantically try to calculate how to cram everything left on the list into the last few weeks, I have to remember that, like it or not, the holiday season is here. And this time of year is not about deadlines or rushing to the mall to find the perfect gift. The holidays are about connecting with people, friends and family. I remind myself to slow down and enjoy the company of those close to me, because the most cherished gift one can give or receive comes from the heart. The gift that outlasts all others is your time. 

Let’s keep in touch; join me on Facebook, Lisa J Vogt.

Be generous,

Updated classes for 2013.
Note the February 19-22 class has changed from fusing to advanced casting.
Sign up by the early registration deadline, December 15, 2013 and receive a $100.00 discount on tuition.


Fused Vessel Sink, 4-Day Workshop

Hands on / All skill levels
February 5-8, 2013
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL

Kiln formed sinks are the hottest functional art glass topic today! In this class, Lisa will teach you the many advanced techniques used to make these lavish basins.  She’ll cover the many processes used to create large vessels, concepts for design and color selection, plus much more. 

Beginner and advanced students alike will gain valuable knowledge that they can apply immediately to push their work to an exciting, new level of sophistication.

Each student will leave class with several projects, a large vessel, process outlines and the technical information needed to fire at home. With the professional tricks and secrets revealed, you will be ready to dive in and take the fused sink plunge!


Cast Away! 4-Day Fusing Workshop

Hands on / All skill levels
February 19-22, 2013
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL

Think big, think heavy, think glass casting!  In this class, Lisa will teach you several innovative techniques she uses to cast large scale and small scale works of art.  You will be guided and shown step-by-step how to design, build and fire in your own custom made casting molds.  Beginner and advanced students alike will gain valuable knowledge that they can apply immediately to push their work to an exciting, new level. Students will make several projects, and leave class with process outlines and technical information. Your new found abilities will have your mind whirling in new creative directions, ready to seek new shores, drifting, exploring, literally cast away!