My name is Kathie Camara and I love to paint and to play with Molten Glass! There's much to see in my website. So, take your time, look around, and learn all about My Classy Glass. If you are interested in taking a Fused Glass class, classes are held at studios in Clermont, Mt. Dora & Orlando, FL
Once I started painting, my passion was to paint pets, portraits and seascapes. I took classes from many instructors in order to develop my own style. When Fused Glass was introduced to me, I married my love of those pets, portraits and seascapes with the glass, and I found ways to paint on the glass. I still take classes all the time to learn new ways to express my art and to find new ideas to teach my students.
For my Fused Glass, the medium is Enamel Paint made from finely ground glass and mixed with a binder. Some glass pieces also have inclusions such as Dichroic pieces, decals, carvings, stampings, and monoprinting. Some glass is etched. It is fired for hours in an extremely high temperature glass kiln, sometimes more than once. No two pieces are alike.
Most of my pieces start out as recycled glass. Old picture frame glass and window glass are transformed into useful and beautiful pieces of art. My love of the ocean shows up as beautiful underwater scenes. Animals, both wild and domestic, are a passion of mine. I am forever grateful to the many photographers who share their photos on Facebook for artists like me to paint.