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I would love know how you rate your experience at Sarasota School of Glass.  Any comments or suggestions  will also be helpful in making future classes and workshops more informative and enjoyable. If you would like to learn a technique that is not in our curriculum, please let me know so I can develop a class for it. See at a class soon, Sue


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Hi Sue!
Love your new website - really easy to navigate around - I love all of the photos you always take!
Sue Benner
My neighbors and I planned a trip to Sarasota and attended the "Swirl Vase" class (november 19th)and had a wonderful time. The instructor was wonderful, explaining all the facets of working on our individual glass vases, and took the time to help and explain to all on an individual basis. We can not tell you ow much fun we had designing our own pieces with all the items at our disposal to work with. We can't wait to see our pieces and look forward to attending another class in the future.

carol veneziano

My sisters and I went last weekend and we had an awesome time. We look forward to going again. Enjoyed the instructors and we can't wait to see our work Vicki Fichter

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for getting back to my inquiry. You're by far the only groupon deal that responds to their customer's email.  Theo

Hi Sue, just to say thanks for a great day yesterday in our one on one private class. I really enjoyed it and had such fun learning new techniques. Please say thanks to everyone for being so welcoming and friendly.
Tania

Thank you for teaching me so much and making the studio a second home.
Seema


Amazing Instructors!

This was not only a fun experience for my daughter and me to share, but we both loved how beautiful our vases. Sonia Leggitt

My friend and I had a great time. We're hoping our pieces turn out as nice as we hope (after they are fired).  John Newman

Great Fun.   Joan Blum

Great experience! Very fun.  Tamara Schow

The class was so much fun! Can't wait to see the finished product in a few weeks. We plan to go back for other classes in the very near future!  Holly Elliott

Enjoyed. Can't wait to see the final results. Planning on another project  Ruth Towler

The class was great and the staff at the school was very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely return   Diane Randall

Wonderful classes to enjoy with friends and family. Terrific projects. Super nice staff!  Can't wat to return again on our next vacation   Sue Benner


What a fun night. Thanks Diane for a great class. Can't wait to see the finished product. Debbie.

We enjoyed our slumping class! well taught in easy to understand terms... If did not live 2,000 miles away we would become regulars! See ya next year!  David Biderman

Wonderful classes to enjoy with friends and family. Terrific projects. Super nice staff! Can't wait to return. Sue Benner

The class was great and the staff at the school  was very knowledgeable and helpful. I will definitely return.  Diane Randall

Enjoyed. Can't wait to see the final results. Planning on another project.  Ruth Towler

I'm a member of the 'Classroom on Wheels' program. The program was so interresting! In fact, I'm coming back to one of your classes in a week or so!  Thank you both so much for your presentation. Best Wishes Priscilla

The Sarasota School of Glass is so creative and innovative. I put together a group to take a lesson and will see you next month. Linda

Hi, Sue.  We 4 Canadians just want to thank you for a great experience this afternoon. Diane was a terrific teacher and we were all so impressed with her easy, professional and fun method for helping us all create our vases.  Can’t wait to see them and we’ll look forward to picking them up March 30th.Warm regards and please thank Diane for us.
Ginny
Susan
Maureen
Alix


2015



Dear Sue and Irv, I write to tell you how much I enjoyed and was impressed by the beautiful glass art you and your students did. They were a joy to see! Thank you for giving your valuable time to show and teach each of us - from the 'Classroom on Wheels.'  Edith Fletcher
Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around your facility. I had never heard of fusing or slumping. Who knew you could make such beautiful pieces. Thanks agiain, Peggy Long, Classroom on Wheels
It was a pleasure to be part of the Classroom On Wheel's group which visited your school and to learn about what you are doing in teaching people to work with glass. Barbara Zeller


On October 15th I visited your school with Classroom On Wheels and enjoyed the information that was presented. I want to thank you for inviting me.

Hello Sue and Irv and all your helpful staff,
Thank you so much for the tour of your company. I had no idea so much could be done with glass by everyday people like me! I hope to take a class or classes following the holiday busy season.
Happy Holidays,
Prudie Varro\

What a fun class we had at your studio!  Very impressive work and business model.  Thank you for the time you took our of your busy days to share your enthusiasm for this skill with us.

Dear Sue and Irv,
Thank you for allowing us to visit your studio and doing such a great job of introducing us to the Glass experience.  I really enjoyed it .
Joan Gedvilas

Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your presentation and studio tour of the Sarasota School of Glass.
Susan Zimmerrman
Classroom on Wheels Participant

Sue, I want to thank you for taking the time to tell us about your glass school.  How interesting.  Think I may take a class.  Carolyn LEshyn

We had such fun at the glass school! Thanks for the interesting, creative and wildly beautiful afternoon. Jennifer Cole 
Good morning, Sue and Irv,
What a gem of a spot we have in Sarasota in your school.  Thank you
so much for sharing and letting me know about something I had no
idea existed in our area.  I enjoyed your informational tour very much.
Continued success,. Judith Linwood

Thank you for taking your morning to introduce us to your unique business.  I am sure many of your first time clients have much fun discovering a new area of creativity. Continued success to you all. Susan Anerson

This morning, my husband and I had the fantastic opportunity to visit the Sarasota School of Glass. What a great experience! In addition to the wonderful information, the ambience was an eye-opener. The staff and the students (who dropped in) were all so joyous. NOT our normal workspace. Thanks for the experience. 

Hope to be back soon with my daughter to enroll in one of the classes. Bless you, Helen E. Baker


Hi Sue!
I will miss your weekly newsletters, but understand about being so popular everywhere else on Social Media!  You guys have come so far and are such a great place to attend classes at and everyone is always so friendly!
Looking forward to the new monthly newsletter and the e-mail blasts!
I hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend!
Sue Benner
P.S. - Thank you for sending my son, Ray, a coupon for his birthday and honoring it in November when we return.  I'll call the store soon to set up our classes.  You are the best!
I thank you guys so much for all your help.  I will probably be calling on you again in the near future, as I want to do more large pieces. That Sure Stik is the MOST WONDERFUL stuff!  I am so pleased with it.  It has helped me re-work pieces that I thought were trash.  I really appreciate you developing and selling it!                Helen French
Thank you for sending the mirrors. I think they turned out pretty good. I hope my daughter remembers this for a long time. She's off to college in August. Lots of changes coming. Thanks for the class and memories for us.  

Thank you for a great class. I look forward to visiting for another.  Ashley Vance

I thank you guys so much for all your help.  I will probably be calling on you again in the near future, as I want to do more pieces that large size.  
That Sure Stik is the MOST WONDERFUL stuff!  I am so pleased with it.  It has helped me re-work pieces that I thought were trash.  I really appreciate you developing and selling that!  Helen French

Linda Zuffa said:

"Sue, the owner and instructor was very good and supportive. There were many kinds of materials and colors to choose from. Many times that is a problem with these types of classes."


Beth Whittinghill said:

"Wonderful experience! Sue makes you very comfortable and confident even if you are not artistically inclined."


Lynn Spotz said:

"Don't be afraid to try this. It's easy, unique and you can't make a mistake. Great for a girls outing."


Joseph Rich said:

"Great fun"


Cathy LaBrecque said:

"I love creating glass objects there"

Lisa Gangi
 said:

"A lot of fun. Sue was great! "

Roxann Coe said:

"Fun!"

rosemary burzinski
 said:

"Sue, the owner/instructor was so great with the students helping all of us do great work. 

kathleen cone said:

"Great fun & super teacher."

Wish we lived closer to your school, loved our time there. We'll be back! Thank you!
Kathleen 

I am thrilled to have found SSG. I travel from St. Pete to go to this school for several reasons. Sue has set her prices at such a reasonable rate that I can actually afford to take the classes. All other schools I have researched are prohibitively expensive. Then there is Sue and her family and Diane and... Great teacher and wonderful people. You all are so welcoming and encouraging and supportive. And the students..After three classes, I have not met a single person that wasn't warm and friendly. I have taken some classes elsewhere where the students have a very competitive attitude. That is just not fostered here. Thank you for being there. I have found a new avenue to explore.  Liz Fye

Sue, We enjoy you and your wonderful husband. We have been to your place twice now. I'm happy( and sad) you are not in the Pasco County area, I'd be broke and hungry. My crystal ball says you are in our future. Wonderful classes.The People we have been in class with are really friendly, makes for a good time.  BJ. Mueller


2014

I really enjoyed myself at your class. You are very personable and have recommended the class to everyone I've spoken with since I took it. I'll be back!
Liz Butyter


I had my twins there this summer along with my niece. They had an INCREDIBLE time!  Katharine Adams-Love

Great newsletter as always.  Love that photo of Hecter.  Have a great day!   Sue Benner

Are you where I purchased the "everything you always wanted to know about fusing but had no one to ask" book?  If so, great book! We refer to it a lot and recommend it to our students!

Thanks again ~ Dee Tatum, Seraphim Studios

Learning to work with glass opened a new, creative door in my life. I took the tools class first, and Sue makes it so easy to learn. And yes, she'll show you again and again and again until you can see and hear the 'pop' of the glass. Do it for you. Besides, they make great gifts!!
Tracey

Comments From the classes offered on Living Social
Much fun
Always great..super teacher..love it!
Great fun & super teacher.
Sue, the owner/instructor was so great with the students helping all of us do great work.  WONDERFUL CLASS-WILL RETURN.
Fun!
A lot of fun.  Sue was great! 
I love creating glass objects there
Great fun
Don't be afraid to try this.  It's easy, unique and you can't make a mistake.  Great for a girls outing.
Wonderful experience! Sue makes you very comfortable and confident even if you are not artistically inclined.
Sue, the owner and instructor was very good and supportive.  There were many kinds of materials and colors to choose from.  Many times that is a problem with these types of classes.
she was great and we had fun
The owner Sue was great, she helped make the experience a lot of fun.  This didn't require much crafting talent to create an attractive vase, so it's good for anybody.  I really enjoyed it. 
Sue was great!  Very patient with me, new to this craft.  I've booked another class later this month!
Sue is great. Very knowledgable and encouraging to a "non-creative" type like me. She brought out my inner artist!
A fun and relaxing way to get your creative juices flowing!
This was my first experience with Sarasota School of Glass.  It was great fun.
It was a really fun low key class and my vase came out great. Can't wait for another class.
The teacher and the facility are top notch.  You can't find a better place to learn about fused glass!!
Great place, great teaching!
great experience - will be back!!!!!
It was a very fun date night.  Also a great idea for making your own christmas presents.
susan is a great instructor. love her glass classes
Susan is a great teacher! Very knowledgeable & patient!!
What an interesting and fun class!
this was a great class looking fow=rward tp more
Fabulous place. Loved it
It is GREAT!
Great glass, amazing teacher with love to what she is doing.. Fantiastic time, will definitely return !!
It was a fun time at a great price!
Sue was great to work with and am looking forward to the next project:)
Class was fantastic!  I will continue with more classes
Loved it.  I've been back twice since my first visit - and brought others.
It was a great experience and I look forward to returning soon. 
Amazing  teacher and even as a beginner, I learned so much and
even went home with something I'm able to display.
It was very interesting and fun!
Very pleasant.
One of the best classes I have ever taken.  Small classes, great instruction, wonderful inventory, music and fun, fun, fun! Highly recommended.
This was a really fun class and Sue is a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge.  We made amazing wind chimes and Sue loves to photograph all the work done along with the students.  They can be viewed on their website. 
We had a great time and made an interesting piece of art
I really enjoyed the class and the owner was great.  Nice selection of glass and many different things that can be done in her shop.  A very good deal. 
Had a ball. Going back for the glass windchime class. Also going to make some glass jewelry on my own.
Sue is great fun. We came back for three more classes!
Loved it. A lot of fun and learned new skills
Awesome, lots of fun!
Very interesting process. Enjoyed making my creation. Would like to learn more. 
Loved it!!!  She makes everyone an artist.
really fun experience for something different.
The teacher is wonderful!!!
Enjoyed making the mirror, and returned to do another mini-class.  Sue is a low-key and effective teacher!
awesome lesson and such fun to meet people who were beginners like me
Well organized.  Lots of fun!
Great experience; fun and a nice keepsake!
Excellent program, very good value.
Sue was prepared and ready with all necessary supplies and equipment. I would definitely do this class again or any other offered by this merchant.
great opportunity!  Great skills!
the instructor spent too much time talking about herself and her accomplishments. Neither the place, nor time. But am glad I went
GREAT TEACHER. THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT.  RUN IT AGAIN.
i have enjoyed stained glass for many years. [17]    i had a class with susan on palm avenue.  she is a caring teacher.  nice person. i enjoyed this project,  my husband thinks it is great.  everybody is happy.
Sue was very professional and helpful to us students. Highly recommended!
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Dear Sue,
Thank you for all you did to celebrate Larry’s birthday. We had fun in your shop doing the TIDI  class.We would like to order 3 glues and 6 different colors of powdered frit. Do you sell it in your shop?  We will be in Friday afternoon to pick up our TIDI plates.  Larry is scheduled to remake his plate that cracked in your kiln. Thanks,  Marge Wise

Love your place can't wait to see the remodel! Dorothy Jefferies

Thank you Sue!  I appreciate you sending our plates to us. We really enjoyed the TiDi class! Trish

Hi ........Have been to 2 of your classes, looking forward to attending more. Donna (Dee) Galloway

Thank you Sue, we had a blast!  We were so happy to have you all to ourselves.  See you next week for the pickup.  Linda

Hi Sue, I love your new holiday classes. Thanks for always putting out such a nice newsletter and for all of the nice photos on your website.  Sue Benner   (From Wheaton, IL)

I always have a wonderful time when I come to Sue's classes. I tell all my friends. The freedom and energy to create in Sue's classes are so much fun. I will be back to enjoy creating many more glass art pieces! Annette Wall

Sue, THANK YOU so much for being so kind and patient with Linda and me this afternoon. I cannot begin to tell you how excited and happy I am to have met you (& Irv) and how thrilled I am we found you. I definitely will be taking a Tools Class and Free Form Class. Mid-July to early September has us traveling a Lot, but I will most definitely be back!!
Thank you again so very much, Johanna

Sue......we had the best time today in your class......Linda, Jann and myself.   It was a fun group and great to mix with everyone!   You are an excellent teacher and I know we will be back for more!   We are already trying to decide what we want to do next!!! I will definitely make sure we return for more when Linda returns from the UK for her next stay in the states. Again....thanks so much.....it was a wonderful experience and we will see you on Thursday to collect our pieces.   Still think I will take the best of the three!!!!   Later......Lorry Peltier

We enjoyed your class and look forward to more fun with glass when we return in the fall, Thanks much, Pat Girvin

Just wanted to thank you for the cutting class last Thursday.  I'm very excited to start cutting some large bowls and have started already with good success. Thanks again,  Cynthia

Don't be afraid to try this. It's easy, unique and you can't make a mistake. Great for a girls outing.  Lynn Spotz

Great fun.  Joseph Rich

I love creating glass objects there.  Cathy LaBrecque

A lot of fun. Sue was great!  Lisa Gangi
Fun!  Roxann Coe

Sue, the owner/instructor was so great with the students helping all of us do great work. WONDERFUL .  rosemary burzinski
Great fun & super teacher.  kathleen cone

Today was a real treat. Sue is knowledgable, delightful, encouraging and helpful. This is my first, but not my last, class
Joan Wexler

Hi Sue ~ you & I spoke a while back when I was having some firing issues (which you solved) in my studio.  I participated in a Wednesday night Chat & Chew via phone.   It was fun!  I just wanted to comment on your website, newsletters & studio.  I LOVE the enthusiasm you exude ~ your constant flow of new ideas ~ and how you keep current on photos of customers/friends.   You've encouraged me to keep shaking it up a little in the studio.  Good for me ~ and good for the people.  I'm a small custom studio.  My studio was built on my property 13 years ago (been doing this for 25+ years). Christal Cerrone

Sue,Thanks for the advice to refuse the basket.  It worked.  All the residue is gone.  I appreciate you advice so very much! William

Sue Thank you so much for your help in getting our Kiln.  We just love it and are firing and slumping away.  I just want to let you know we truly appreciate your help. MaryAnn Stagliano

"Sue, the owner and instructoor was very good and supportive. There were many kinds of materials and colors to choose from. Many times that is a problem with these types of classes." Linda Zuffa

Wonderful experience! Sue makes you very comfortable and confident even if you are not artistically inclined.
Beth Whittinghill


Don't be afraid to try this. It's easy, unique and you can't make a mistake. Great for a girls outing.
Lynn Spotz


"She was great and we had fun"

Linda Watson, Fused Glass Vase 

"Sue, the owner and instructor was very good and supportive. There were many kinds of materials and colors to choose from. Many times that is a problem with these types of classes."

Linda Zuffa, Sushi


"Wonderful experience! Sue makes you very comfortable and confident even if you are not artistically inclined."

Beth Whittingham, Sushi

Loved the class - on vacation on wed. will pick up upon my return. I want to do more!!

 Kathleen Raskin

Sue,
 Loved the class, am looking into what is available in my area.  Thanx for making it so fun. 
Sandy


Hi, Sue.
I have been viewing the "Happenings," at your school. It is fun to see my friends and others and their creations. I plan to see you next February for a class and I plan to bring others with me.I am the one who had the wrong vase and returned it for mine.
Have a fun year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eileen


Hi Susan,
Yes, I did receive my vase and IT IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.  I AM THRILLED WITH IT!  I am showing it to everyone and telling them about your great classes.  I sure wish I was closer to take advantage of it all year long.  You can be sure you will see me next March.  I love receiving the emails and knowing what is happening.  Thank you for introducing me to this great technique.  I just love it.  
Arlene


 Really enjoyed making wind chimes last Tuesday with the lovely triplets.  My grandson (10 yrs) is visiting in April and I was hoping to find a class we might take together. Also, my mom is visiting in May and I'd love to do a project with her.  Charlotte M.

Thanks so much for the great glass you went through so much trouble to order for me. I appreciate your time and efforts on that, and the opportunity (and treat!) to pick through your dichro boxes, and the great price you gave me on it.
Vicki Olson

Really enjoyed the (Valentine Heart dish)  class, Liz Kinnisten

Had a great time with the Newcomers Club.   Karen Blondin

Love the group photo's for Newcomers....we had a blast. 
Thanks....Eileen Kozloff


Hi there ~ I participated in your first virtual "wacky wednesday" back in the spring Thoroughly enjoyed the experience ~ and meant to go online and comment about it sooner.  You solved my "bubble" problem. After so many years in the business I realized it was time to retire my simple RM3 and get a more sophisticated controller to solve the problem. That, or stay up all night making changes to the one I had as it reached each temperature! Not happening! Anyway, thank you, and it was fun. Would love to do it again. Best Wishes ~ love your website ~ Christal Cerrone, Glass Designs, NC

OMG  this was so much FUN! 

Really interesting and fun.  Nancy

What a wonderful evening!!! I enjoyed every aspect..the guidance, all of us working to create something beautiful..   Bonnie

AWESOME!!!!!! What a great time. Linda K.

One of the best classes I have ever taken. Small classes, great instruction, wonderful inventory, music and fun, fun, fun! Highly recommended.  Fused-Glass Wind Chimes Class

Fused-Glass Wind Chimes Class

My eleven year old son and I took the wind chime class today and we both loved it!! Sue was very patient, open to questions and encouraging. Thanks so much for helping newbies like us have a positive first experience.

Talented teacher who can make anyone feel like a real 'artist' in 2 hrs or less. Attended my first ever glass class experience today, wind chimes and loved all we learned. Great value for the 
money and will definitely return to learn more!  (Wind Chimes)


Great Fused Glass Mirror Class! Sue was very patient and helpful, and I look forward to going back for the wind chime class and some of the mini-workshops to learn more about the tools, etc. 

I enjoyed dropping in via cell phone to your Wednesday evening chat & chew. Liked listening to your students comments, and hope some of mine were of help. Fun experience I'd do again. My site in NC: www.glassclass.com Visit or email!
Christal Cerrone Glass Designs  


Excellent program, very good value.

Great experience; fun and a nice keepsake! (Mirror Class

Well organized. Lots of fun! (Mirror Class)

Awesome lesson and such fun to meet people who were beginners like me

Really fun experience for something different. (Mirror Class)


The teacher is wonderful!!!  (Mirror Class)

Enjoyed making the mirror, and returned to do another mini-class. Sue is a low-key and effective teacher!  (Mirror Class)

really fun experience for something different. (Mirror Class)

Loved it!!! She makes everyone an artist. (Mirror Class)

Very interesting process. Enjoyed making my creation. Would like to learn more. (Mirror Class)

Awesome, lots of fun! (Mirror Class)

Loved it. A lot of fun and learned new skills (Mirror Class)

Sue is great fun. We came back for three more classes! (Kids Fused Glass Workshop)

Had a ball. Going back for the glass windchime class. Also going to make some glass jewelry on my own. (Mirror Class)

I really enjoyed the class and the owner was great. Nice selection of glass and many different things that can be done in her shop. A very good deal. (Mirror Class)

We had a great time and made an interesting piece of art (Mirror Class)

This was a really fun class and Sue is a great teacher with a wealth of knowledge. We made amazing wind chimes and Sue loves to photograph all the work done along with the students. They can be viewed on their website.  (Wind Chimes)

One of the best classes I have ever taken. Small classes, great instruction, wonderful inventory, music and fun, fun, fun! Highly recommended. (Wind Chimes)

Sue was very professional and helpful to us students. Highly recommended! (Mirror Class)

GREAT TEACHER. THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT. RUN IT AGAIN. (Mirror Class)

I have enjoyed stained glass for many years. [17] i had a class with susan on palm avenue. she is a caring teacher. nice person. i enjoyed this project, my husband thinks it is great. everybody is happy. (Mirror Class)

Great opportunity! Great skills!  (Wind Chimes)

Sue was prepared and ready with all necessary supplies and equipment. I would definitely do this class again or any other offered by this merchant.  (Wind Chimes)

Excellent program, very good value. (Wind Chimes)


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