At Vitreonics

Our goal with classes is to create an experience for the viewer that revolves around the question: "What does it truly take to create something beautiful and unique?" We pull back the veil and expose the reality that creating, especially in kiln formed glass, is not just about technique and execution. It’s about dreaming, aspiring, and doing what it takes to meet your goal; pushing through obstacles and forging ahead even when you don’t know where you're going.

Expressive Painting in Glass new in 2023!

a new project

a new challenge

a new CLASS!

  • Tim Carey teaches all new techniques while creating an abstract landscape for an outdoor garden setting.
  • Beginners and Experienced Glass fusers alike will learn how to create painterly effects using pre-made material, sheet glass, and sliders!
  • From magic to madness...Tim and Vitreonics show you the ENTIRE process.
  • NEW! The Studio Partner Program allows you to find a place to work near you, with access to kilns, workspace and fellow students
  • NEW! The Vitreonics Painterly Glass Kit offers a curated selection of Bullseye glass and enamels, tailor-made for Tim's techniques.

A PAINTERLY PORTRAIT IN GLASS vitreonics x bullseye glass

searching for imagery in a pile of glass...

  • Learn how to combine painting and fusing, using the technique that Tim Carey and Narcissus Quagliata developed during the making of the Resurrection Window.
  • Splashing paint, breaking sliders…Tim’s dynamic process comes to life as he struggles to create an accurate representation of his late friend Busbee.
  • Partnering with Bullseye Glass and Ted Sawyer, Tim and the Vitreonics crew hold nothing back in revealing all that it takes to make a beautiful piece of glass art.
  • Sometimes it takes a cold beer.

what our students are saying

One of the best things to come out of the pandemic was that it made learning online more commonplace. I took Tim Carey’s Painterly Portrait class through Bullseye Glass in January of 2021. After losing my father to cancer in December, it was cathartic for me to create a portrait of “My Father’s Eyes” while learning Tim’s methods of painting in glass. The instructional material coupled with the online sessions and videos made learning his methods very simple and achievable for artists at any level.

I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to expand their creative palette!

Peggy O’Hara
Manahawkin, NJ

In July of 2021, I had the privilege of taking Time Carey’s on-line Painterly Portrait class.  I have been fusing glass for 25 years and the techniques presented were nothing I have even heard of or could imaging possible.  The class was fun, so informative and very clearly presented.  If you have seen Tim anywhere you know his teaching is going to be fun, a little off the wall (in a good way) but totally transparent and nothing held back.  

I am a watercolorist as well as a fused glass painter; but I hate doing portraits, so I went a different direction.  The techniques presented can apply to any style you prefer.  I was more than pleased with the outcome of my pieces. I believe any fuser at any level could benefit from this class.  Tim presents endless possibilities for painting with glass.

Thanks for expanding my fusing knowledge and skill.

Nancy Yarbrough
Boerne, TX

I took Tim Carey’s online Painterly Portrait class during the height of the pandemic. I live in Alaska. Perhaps ten years ago we had nationally renowned glass artists like Richard Parrish, Linda Steider and Nathan Sandberg come up to teach 4 day workshops, but that arena has dried up and no longer happens. So I jumped at the option to take Tim’s class. It was a huge cost saving not having to travel and find housing and besides nobody was really going anywhere anyway. We were all jonesing for things to do! The class was broken up into two classes with well described process interspersed with a lot of humor (and even some failure which for this amateur glass artist was so refreshing to see. Sorry Tim) The time between the two classes was perfect for getting our pieces done and then returning to get critiques and Q&A time.

Definitely worth the money! Tim is a great teacher! 

Mindy Meyn
Anchorage, AK

I enjoyed the film very was extremely entertaining and I didn’t expect that. It was just was just Tim...and I enjoyed that...

Painting with glass now has a completely different meaning to me

Jean Alexander
Oakland, CA
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