Jacqui Bush took her first copper foil class in 1997 and hasn't looked back. From flat glass to warm glass, and silver art clay to enamels, her classes and experimenting continue. In 2004, she could no longer resist the call of the glass and left her career in technology to open a studio. Her studio offers a wide variety of classes in stained, leaded, beveled, etched, fused and painted glass. She repairs and restores glass, creating custom work, as well.
She has a contagious passion for glass in all its forms and loves to share it with others. Through teaching and demonstrating, she works (or rather plays) to increase public awareness of glass art through special events, educational classes, and community involvement, offering free or low cost classes to art teachers in public education through the "Teach the Teacher" program.
Jacqui enjoys teaching teachers about glass art, and how to bring it into the classroom to inspire the next generation of glass artists. Kids LOVE glass, but the mosaic process can be messy when using traditional adhesives and grout! It's easy to teach them glass history and how glass is worked. Jacqui and colleague Brenda Fee co-authored "Artistically Inspired: Glass Lessons for the Art Classroom," with 25 lesson plans designed to incorporate the history and process of creating glass art into the school curriculum.
|Jacqui's Renaissance Mosaics|
Jacqui is always coming up with new techniques to share with her students. She teaches "Groutless Mosaics" incorporating beads, vintage or memorable jewelry and other objects with glass tiles. She loves using No Days Groutless Mosaic Adhesive for its ease of use; there's no need to move the design between layout and gluing or grouting. It's nontoxic and not messy, so it's safe and convenient to use in a school setting. Plus, it eliminates having to wait for glue to dry or working with and coloring grouts.
Jacqui is certified in the Unique Glass paints, a member of AGA, RAGS, and is on the Board of Directors for the KBW Education Foundation.
Jacqui Bush is a veritable fountain of knowledge!!! Check out her page full of tips and tricks on anything and everything concerning glass, kilns, and education! View more at www.stainedglassofmckinney.com.