Alfred  Taylor

Alfred retired in 20155 from managing a fitness center and 22 years of retail management. A graduate from Ball State University with a BA in Art, he continued expanding his craft in stained glass, jewelry designing and making. He currently offers stained glass and different techniques of jewelry making lessons from his workshop. He has been awarded several awards throughout his life in both stained glass and jewelry design/making.

Class List

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Stained Glass – Kaleidoscopes - Alfred Taylor
This class will introduce students to different types of stained-glass kaleidoscopes and the basics behind their working. We will be making a basic kaleidoscope with a marble, a triangle tube stained glass with spin wheels. Depending or time, other kaleidoscopes can be designed and constructed. Lab fee covers glass, lead free solder, patterns and the basic hardware to complete the projects. Additional materials will be available for purchase to enhance your projects.

Lab Fee: $185.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$75
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Experience cutting and soldering stained glass

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Stained Glass I - Alfred Taylor
This class will introduce you to foil techniques for creating stained glass. We will discuss the differences between glasses, foils, solders, cane, and patinas. You will be introduced to tools and their purpose. The class will start with practicing scoring and breaking glass. Projects will start with a small project working up to a small project of your choice between a 3-D Angel or a kaleidoscope. Lab fee covers all materials needed to complete basic projects including glass, solder, foils as well as a folder to house patterns that you complete in class. Additional materials will be available for purchase to enhance projects. Glass also may be available for purchase from the school’s stock.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$100
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Wire II - Alfred Taylor
We will begin this class reinforcing wire wrap techniques. Projects will include rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, wire weaving. You will need to bring you own wire mostly 20, 21, 22, and 24 ga square both half hard and soft. We will also be using a small amount of 18 ga round soft for clasp. Both 18 ga half-round half hard and 20 ga half-round half hard will be used for wire wrap. Type of metal is your choice. For wire weaving we will use wire in 22 ga round soft and 26 & 28 ga round soft. Although tools will be provided, you can bring your own. You may also bring your own cabs, stones and other pretties. Material cost depends on types of wire used. I will have some available if needed. You will be contacted 3 to 4 weeks before the class with a list of necessary wire and other material needed. Lab fee will include copper wire and notebook with dividers filled with patterns of projects. For more information you may contact Alfred a 317-364-0712 or via email a aba.alfred.taylor@gmail.com

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$250
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Recent Wire I with experience in the past year

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