Upcoming Teaching

"As a teacher, Deborah has considerable impact because her words issue from the same deep desire to remain quick and agile in the face of The Big Mess, out in the dark. As a mentor, she elevates the vision of her students, raises the stakes, and shows them that the art they make is the most important lifetime levy they can build. As engaging casual and humorous as she can be when presenting before a class, one is always reminded, with a quick look or a decisive, dead serious comment, that what we are about here saves the world. She stubbornly refuses to see it any other way. Plus, and this is really, really important, it's all for sale."
- Tom Spleth

August 28-September 3
Penland School of Crafts

Deborah Horrell and Tom Spleth collaborate around the idea of small. The goal will be to find out what makes an idea big when the modus operandi is small. Visit them online; www.penland.org

November 11-15, 2013
Hot Glass Houston, Houston, Texas

Visit them online.

April 1-5, 2013
Oatka Glass School, Batavia, NY

Class is designed to introduce students, with working knowledge of hollow frit casting (pate de verre), to adding vitreous enamels to a glass surface. The class will involve mold-making, cold work, and painting and drawing. Visit them online.

August 19-30, 2013
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood Washington

Co taught with Dan Clayman, this class will pursue the unique challenges presented by glass casting through exploration of solid casting and hollow pâte de verre processes. Visit them online.