Monthly Archives: November 2019

RESCHEDULED March 27, 28, 29 2020 – Seattle, Washington

Rescheduled EMAIL if you have any questions. Thank you to all my students for you understanding and flexibly during this time.

Glass in Glass Workshop at Bedrock Industries in Seattle, Washington

Rescheduled to June Dates: March 27, 28, 29 2020

Location: Bedrock Industries
4021 13th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119

Theme: Flower Gardens

Cost: $400

Hours of class: Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 6pm (work later order in for dinner)
Sunday 9am – Noon (Grout day, most likely finish earlier)

3 spots remaining

Students are encouraged to participate in potluck style lunches. More information will be provided after registration.

Create a breathtaking glass-on-glass mosaic masterpiece! No experience required! Everything will be provided for you. This is a 2.5 day workshop, with  Kory Dollar  of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art, where you will start with custom framed window, approx 12″x 15″ that will be transformed into a gorgeous work of art.

Students will learn Kory’s Three Step Fabrication Method® to simplify the steps in creating a Freestyle Flower Garden. We will discuss a unique strip cutting approach to break down the glass and maximize your waste. This is a wonderful opportunity to understand how to organize your mosaic from start to finish, breaking down each section into a layer of elements. Specific topics will include color theory and her NEWLY developed opacity rules. Kory will demonstrate several cutting techniques, including her signature one-cut-sliver cut and a glass shaving cutting style.

This is a theme based class and we all will be working on a one-of-a-kind piece, using technique and style specific to Kory’s Style. There will be a variety of color choices available for the blossoms. You will receive an email detailing the syllabus for the class one week prior to class.  The variety and colors of glass available may vary, but pre-cut color mixes will be available in a wide variety. All supplies will be included in the cost, but you are welcome to bring small unique items to be placed in the piece, like jewelry or small stones to personalize your mosaic.

New, outdoor, ready to hang frames will be available, starting at $25 upgrade fee and sizes well vary.

Class will include a tour of Bedrock Industries! Check out their Facebook page 

Registration limited to 10 students

Register Now! Contact Marvelous Mosaic at to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot, or pay now with pay pal located at bottom of page. 

March 2020 Seattle, Washington

Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art March 27, 28, 29 2020 Location: Bedrock Industries in Seattle, Washington Theme: Freestyle Flower Gardens 


May 15, 16, 17, 2020 – Deer Island, Oregon

Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art at Deer Island Manor

New students are welcome to attend 

Theme: Nature

May 15, 16, 17 2020

Check in Friday May 15, 2020  at 10 am and check out at 1 pm on Sunday, May 17, 2020

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River Hwy Deer
Island, OR 97054

Deer Island, Oregon

$550 Upper Bunk (3 spots left)
$550 Lower Bunk (sold out)
$650 King Room (sold out) 

Deer Island 2020 Upper Bunk

Lower Bunk at Deer Island Manor for May 2020. This package includes cost of class, supplies ,materials, room and board. Please note there are stairs to top bunks, making access easier than typical bunk beds.


Additional Costs :
Optional Massage: $30 for 30 min
Transportation to and from the PDX airport to the Manor: $50 / person 

What is awesome about the Manor? The space is amazing! The hosts are fantastic! The food is over the top! The supplies are abundant; Kory’s studio is just 5 min away. If you are an out of town guest this Retreat is the BEST location for you.

We encourage guests that are flying in to come the day before and stay a day extra. The workshop is an intense workshop, flying in and out on the same day as the retreat is very exhausting.

The Deer Island Manor will provide a free breakfast if you stay any additional nights and the cost of an extra night in the king rooms are $80 / night and the cost of bunk lodging is $50 / night extra. King rooms must be booked for the entire event to get king room Thursday and Sunday evening. The manor is about 45 min from the PDX airport. Transportation can be arranged for $50 / fee per person to and from the airport.

Check in is 10 am Friday and Check out is 2 pm on Sunday

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054
All packages include cost of class, supplies ,materials,  room and board

Additional $30 for 30 min massage (optional) 

Cieara Kennedy , a licensed massage therapist will be on staff to provide 15 or 30 min massages with your choice of aroma therapy the cost will be included in your package and scheduled when your welcome email is sent out. 

Register Now! Contact Kory Dollar at to request an invoice. 50% is due upon registration to reserve your spot, or pay now above.

Mosaic, Flower, Sunflower, Artist, Famous Artist, Northwest Artist, Fine Artist
Kory Dollar Stained Glass Mosaic by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art


Each student will walk away with a 12″ x 12″  custom framed mosaic. The substrate will be a new sheet of 1/8 annealed glass in a custom frame. Upgrades on larger sizes are available and can be purchased at event.  New students are encouraged to stick to the smaller sized frames. Check out the photos from the May 2017 Retreat

Your Hosts Kory and Diane will fill your weekend with creativity, relaxation, and great food. 

All supplies and materials will be provided. Lodging and meals are included in your package. We will have snack and refreshments available all weekend. There is so much planned! Meet and Greet, Late Night Desert in the Kitchen, High Tea on Saturday, Meditation and Yoga sessions through out the entire weekend, River Hunt, Champagne Brunch on Sunday, The studio will be open till 10 pm. each night.

The three day retreat will be a combination of lecture/slideshow, discussion, Q&A, demos, and hands-on instruction. We will focus on Glass on Glass (GOG) application, using the direct method to create a stimulating optical effect. Kory will demo several unique cuts she uses in her gardens, using three tools, nippers, a scoring tool, and running pliers. During this process, you will learn how cut strips to patternize your glass into flowers while maximizing your glass. Kory will demonstrate and discuss a specific nipping style /technique, Glass Shaving® to create a crisp clean edge, using only wheeled nippers. The class will explore how to create movement, using Kory’s signature cut, One-cut Sliver Cut®. Additional topics covered include: committing to a design, selecting a color pallet, varying opacity, Randomization Method®, balance and composition, creating a one-of-a-kind designs, and incorporating found and unusual items. Kory will discuss grout bleed, adhesives, grout additives, and provide tips and tricks to grouting. Mac glue will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring additional unique items such as broken jewelry, beads, and tesserae to embellish your mosaic.

Advanced Opportunity: We will have several sessions where we will have the opportunity to use a tile saw and cut unique glass tiles, bottles, and a variety of thick materials. Bring a tea-cup, or a bottle with you and we will be cutting unique pieces to add to your mosaic.

There will be a grout demonstration on Sunday. Students are welcome to grout if they have completed the project and glue has dried. All projects must be glued by Saturday night if students want to grout. If projects are not completed a grout package will be available to take home for grouting.

Kory notes that she does not strive for perfection; “the art of art is the imperfections.” She says, “It is my goal that I will simplify the process enough to give you ‘artistic freedom without self doubt’. I strive to build confidence in these classes. I do not teach from a pattern, I teach to use your sketch as only a guideline; you are not restricted to the pattern. I will assist you in creating a balanced one-of-a-kind composition, using my uniquely designed simplified steps. We will focus on several unique cuts and I will provide you with tips and tricks that I use daily.”

 Deluxe Bunk  $550 / person  8 bunks total


Clark Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade  Check out the Clark Room (sold out)

Sanctuary Room$550/person + $50/ night upgrade (sold out)

Deer Island Manor
64535 Columbia River highway
Deer Island, OR 97054

Schedule For Mosaic Retreat with Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art
Friday, May 15, 2020

9 am  to 10 am Check-in  
Meet & Greet

This is a time to get settled in it is very informal, Kory is available for one on one conversations and questions. We will have a small private show of Kory’s art on display in the Sanctuary and you are invited to explore the manor and get settled in. Because of the location we expect that there will be people arriving through out the day and no instruction will start before 3 pm. 
10 am –  5 pm Introduction and Lecture 
6 pm Dinner in the Kitchen:    
6:30 pm – 10 pm  Studio Time –  Kory is not instructing. There will be several assistants checking in on you through out the evening and Kory may be there but individual instruction is limited. 
9:00-10:00 pm  Manor Kitchen – Dessert/Night Cap/Coffee/Tea 

Saturday, May 16, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Studio Open
9:30 am – 12 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
12 Noon  Lunch – Manor Kitchen
1 pm – 5 pm Studio Time – Demonstrations, Lecture, Hands-on, and One-on-one
6:00-7:00 pm  Dinner –  Family Style
7:00 pm to 10 pm Open Studio 
7:00 pm Optional River Walk , Optional 
9:30 pm  Dessert Bar 

Sunday, May 17, 2020
7 am Optional early morning stretching – Diane
Light continental breakfast toast, muffins, scones and coffee, juice and tea available in the Manor Kitchen as early as 7 am (Help yourself).
Open Studio 7 am

Clean up 8 – 9 am

Grout at 10 am

11 am – 12 pm finish projects
12 pm –  1 pm 
clean up and check out
If you are unable to complete the mosaic late Saturday, grouting instructions and a optional grouting kit can be purchased. 

About The Manor and Your Host’s Diane and Jason Dunn

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Our beautiful master suite is 540 sq. feet of luxury and eclectic beautiful. A private bath and jetted tub awaits you! King sized bed with cozy private sitting area. Large walk in shower in our unique, newly remodeled bathroom. Deer Island Manor is now the private full-time residence of Jason and Lady Diane Dunn.

The space

Deer Island Manor was built in 1908 and served as the local grade school up until 10 years ago. It is on the State’s historical register and sits on the Lewis and Clark trail.

Deer Island Manor is now the private home of Jason and Diane Dunn. They have an eclectic design style that reflects their love of auction and flea market exploring.

The Manor is filled with antique, mid-century and modern finds. Organic vegetable and herb gardens fill the front yard as well as free ranging chickens. Lavender and dahlias are in full bloom!

We have a large gourmet kitchen that may be used by guests. The Great Hall houses an eclectic library, wet bar and art collection as well as a meditation space.


Deer Island May 2020 Lower Bunk

Lower Bunk at Deer Island Manor for May 2020 price includes lodging for 2 nights, class, all supplies, and meals.


Sunday Wine Tasting at the Dukes Family Vineyards – May

Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend Wine Tasting - Open House  Sunday May 17,  2020 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm At Dukes Family Vineyards in Amity, Oregon.