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SSG TEACHERS
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SUE KUTNO
Specialty: Master Classes
The Buck Stops Here
Tuesday Tools & Master Classes


Founder and owner of SSG, Sue has been working in glass about 30 years. Beginning in Stained Glass, then moving on to Fused & Slumped glass, and teaching throughout the years, she established Sarasota School of Glass in 2000. Sue has shown her work in galleries across the country (Including Hodgell Gallery, Art Uptown and Art Center Sarasota all located in Sarasota), exhibited in art shows, written a book and wrote several articles in many glass publications in addition to winning the New Glass Review from Corning Museum. Her motto "If you love your job you never have to work a day in your life".
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DONNA VOZZA
Specialty: Stained Glass
Guest Teacher


Donna started stained glass in 1976, in NY. In 1995 Donna and her family moved to Sarasota with Glass Crafters from Long Island. Recently retiring from the retail end of the business, she continues creating in her own studio and teaches at SSG. Donna has done custom commissions - including the windows for Trinity Baptist Church in Sun City Center and the windows in Saints Martha's Catholic School in Sarasota.
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SUSAN BRIDENBECKER
Specialty:Fusing & Slumping
Fish Mobiles - Butterflies
Wednesday & Friday


Susan is a retired school business administrator who loves working with her hands.  She has many hobbies such as sewing, wood working, pottery and jewelry making; but her favorite is stained glass which she has been doing for 15+ years. Once she found the Sarasota School of Glass, there was no looking back and she has combined her love of glass with the joy of teaching others about fused glass.
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LIANA MARTIN
Specialty: Fusing & Slumping
Collage with Resin, Jewelry
Guest Teacher


As an artist and biologist, nature and wildlife are the inspirations of some of Liana's work.  She found that she could express her love of nature in an art form - kiln formed and flame worked glass.  Liana's natural curiosity leads her to constantly experiment to see what would happen if . . . .
She founded the Suncoast Glass Guild in 2000 and opened her own studio, Firebug Designs."I feel fortunate that I found a way to combine my two passions,  nature and glass, into an art form that I can share with others".
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JAN A.
Specialty: Fusing & Slumping
Substitute Teacher

Relocating to Florida from southern California, Jan was a 1st an 3rd grade teacher. She enjoys teaching Maj Jong to groups and individuals. During her summer vacations as a teacher she worked for Amtrak traveling from L.A. to Seattle and beyond.
Jan, a mother and grandmother, retired in 1997 and moved to Anna Maria Island in 2000.
JULIE S.
Specialty: Fusing & Slumping
Girls Nite Out - Date Nite -
Sunday Funday

Julie is originally from Northern Minnesota but relocated to Alaska in 1978 where she lived for 40 years in Anchorage, Soldotna and Wasilla working for Peak Oilfield Services.  She retired to sunny Florida in 2018 where she and her husband Mike settled in Palm Aire. 
Julie has always had a love for all things glass, collecting carnival glass since her teens.  In retirement she enjoys yoga, water aerobics, book club, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 
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NICOLE A.
Specialty: Fusing & Slumping
Saturday

Nicole came to SSG, and like most got 'hooked' on fusing. When she saw that we were looking for a fusing teacher she applied for the position, trained and taught her first class. It was a total success!

Nicole has a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and is not new to glass. She has done many projects in Stained Glass, which her late mother taught her, and now has progressed to fused glass. Nicole will be teaching Saturday classes.

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