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What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

What is Glass on Glass (GOG) Mosaic Art?

Glass on Glass Mosaics is essentially glass, usually stained glass, glued to glass and then grouted, using sanded grout. Mosaics are durable they can be put together to last a lifetime and beyond, if proper steps are taken.

More specifically, what does art mean to me (Kory Dollar); why do I create and teach with such passion?

To me Glass on Glass is my story, my lifeline, my legacy, my drive, and passion.

What makes my teaching style unique?

I have a specific cutting style, rules, and guidelines established to push myself and my students beyond our artistic realm. I will open your eyes to how glass breaks and why it breaks the way it does. I have simple rules to follow and if you want to break them that is okay too! I will teach you process and style, while having a great time and creating epic art. I can explain how and why. I provide excellent visual aid. My teaching style will adapt to any learning style.  I provide hands on, visual aids, verbally express the steps, and provide detailed handouts.

The snow will melt, but this memory will last forever! This photo reminds me of why I love glass on glass. It takes me back to childhood, the creative bonds I established between my parents and the environment. It is the freedom to use any materials around you just to create and it doesn’t have to be good it just needs to be done! Creating art is expressive, healing, and emotional. A gift to understand how using your materials can create life long memories, not just art. Art that disappears can even make the most memorable impact to keep creating in adulthood. From the moment we are born our brain is building synapses that make us happy and art has always done that for me! I believe that because of the artistic environment I grew up in art keeps me happy; it reduces my anxiety, reminds me of wonderful times spent creating from our materials! If the universe gives you snow make a colorful snowman.

What is so different about Glass on Glass Mosaics?

Using the process I have developed, Glass on Glass Art, will out last the test of time. I know that not only am I creating lifetime art, I am inspiring others to leave a healthy artistic footprint behind too.  I teach how to build/create a lifetime piece of fine art. I believe you are only around as long as your memory and that is essentially why I create with such passion. I know my Great Great Great Grandchildren will see my art, making my existence on earth transcending. I want to leave a healthy artistic footprint, to out-stand the test of time; and that is what makes GOG so special to my heart.

I am proud to promote “artistic freedom without self-doubt,” in my students and children. This photo of the best snowman EVER in Lily’s world! It reminds me why I teach my trade to others; Glass on Glass is very powerful; it is a trade I have developed and built throughout my artistic journey,  my life. My work is inspired by tile work, mosaic, sculpture, painting, pottery, woodwork, glass blowing, and my environment I was raised in. I was always at my dad’s hip waiting to create. My mother always talked about designing in odd numbers, numerology, and feng shui in our home. My most cherished possessions are what my father, grandfathers, and children have created. I feel a passion to teach and create, to leave behind my memory, and give my students that gift as well!

GOG is like no other art, not even stained glass. The details and depth can mesmerize me for hours! It is freedom in a cup! Glass on Glass has so many artistic element’s that a painting or any other medium can not offer. GOG is a variation transparent, opaque, iiridized glass, combined with unique elements like texture, reflectivity, illumination, and prismatic colors. Glass on Glass Mosaics have LIFE and can heal the sole! I am proud to say that lifelong friendships are established through our mosaic community and human connections are so important  to promote happiness and build confidence. Glass on Glass Mosaic can also offer an ever-changing piece of illuminated art, essentially changing with the light of the sun.

Photo is of Lily Lathrop, my only niece. My dad, sister, I once made a colored dragon, a snow chair, and many snowmen! Last year, my son and I filled bottles of water and food coloring and had fun splattering the neighborhood!

Want to learn how to make stained glass mosaic art?

Join me and other like-minded individuals at a t Mosaic Retreat, Workshop, or Private Lesson.

View Kory’s 2019 teaching schedule

“Just keep nipping,” Kory

May – Kory’s Studio – Northwest Birds

Advanced Class  (must be a prior student)
Theme: Northwest Birds (4 spots open and 4 day workshop)
Date: May 17 – 19, 2109
Hours:
Thursday 10 am – 5 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9 am -5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 1 pm
Location: Marvelous Mosaic Fine Art in Columbia City, Oregon
Address: 2055 5th Street
Columbia City, Oregon 97018
Cost: $550
Maximum 4 students – You will get a lot of one-on-one attention. This class is great for advanced students wanting to move on to the next level. We will discuss large scale projects, large scale cuts and I will provide tips and tricks when you start creating these large projects over 9 sq feet. Each student will have a piece of 36″ x 16″ 1/4 inch tempered glass.

You will have full access to all my supplies in the studio to create your one-of-a-kind design. We will discuss the entire process of large scale designs,  including design proposals, design process, types of glass, where to order the glass, types of glues, the challenges of using large pieces, how to proficiently cut the glass with confidence, glass selection process, we will discuss precision cutting, using my favorite 3 hand tools. I will review different types of glass and give you tips on how to effectively cut the glass. This class will move you to the next level. This workshop is for previous students who have taken at least one three day workshop.

REGISTER NOW

Northwest Birds in Kory Dollar’s Studio

Register for Advanced Bird Workshop

$550.00

If you would like to register for this class by payment other than PayPal or you have further questions, please feel free to contact me below.

OPTIONAL LODGING OPTION
Optional Lodging Information
Lodging available at Deer Island Manor just 10 min away. Additional cost is $79 / night for king private room (2 rooms available) or, 4 bottom bunk’s available $50 / night
Lodging includes light breakfast and coffee or tea. Lunches will be provided by Kory, meals usually are choices of Day 1 Chef Salad or build your own sandwich. Day 2 Pot of Sou, house salad, bread. Day 3 Veggie Quiche/Frittata and/or Bacon and Cheese Quiche/Frittat. Students are encouraged to bring healthy snacks or treats to share. Please bring a water bottle and coffee mug with you. Coffee, tea and spring water and lemon will be provided at the studio. Dinners are optional, we will reserve a table at a local restaurant on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, if students request.

OPTIONAL Lower Twin Bunk Upgrade

Lower Bunk in shared living space, $50/ night includes breakfast.

$50.00

OPTIONAL Queen Room Upgrade

Private King Room Upgrade $79 / night includes breakfast.

$79.00


Optional Frame Upgrade
You can have it custom framed in any kind of wood by Dave Wise for an additional cost, estimated at $125 – $150

Optional Deposit for Custom Wood Frame

Dave will discuss your needs and then a custom frame will be created for your large scale mosaic. You will be able to select your style and wood at the workshop with Dave and he will provide a exact quote. I need deposits to ensure that Dave will be there to discuss your needs. Projects can be mailed for an additional cost or picked up 2 – 4 weeks after class.

$50.00

 

 

2017 Show Schedule

Come check out my newest inventory at Marvelous Mosaic’s 2017 events!

Kory Dollar specializes in Glass on Glass Mosaics, she uses a unique method that combines stained glass with illumination and reflectivity, creating a one-of-a-kind mosaic. Kory is a Pacific Northwest Artist, she also teaches workshops, retreats, private lessons for children and adults of all skill levels.  She also accepts custom orders  private residencies, commercial buildings and and public art.


Clark County Recycled Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday June 24th & 25th

The Helvetia Lavender Festival
Friday – Sunday, July 7th 8th and 9th

Crackedpots
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 1st & 2nd

Artists Outstanding in Their Field
Saturday & Sunday, August 19 & 20
Damascus, OR
Location: 10695 SE 22nd Drive, Damascus OR 97089

Bandon, Oregon Library Lobby Gallery
The 3nd Annual Mosaic Show 2017
The show runs June 1 through July 31st 2016.

 

2016 Show Schedule

Kory’s Mosaic Sun-Catcher’s can be purchased year around at the following locations

Tasty Kates – Port Orford, Oregon
917 Highway 101
Port Oford, Oregon 97465

Something Awesome – Bandon, Oregon
Open 7 days / week
47493 HWY 101
Bandon, Oregon 97411

Fibers & Stiches – Warren, Oregon
Monday – Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm. Thursday 10am-7pm
58093 Columbia River Hwy
Warren, Oregon 97053

South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce – St. Helens, Oregon
Open 7 days / week 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2194 Columbia Blvd
St Helens, Oregon 97051

2016 Columbia County Home & Garden Show- St. Helens, Oregon
Saturday, April 2, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, April 3, 11 am – 4 pm

Tigard Downtown Art Walk 2016 – Tigard, Oregon
May 5 – 14, 2016 – 11 day Pop-up Gallery
May 7, 2016 – One Day Sidewalk Show and Sell

Mt. Tabor Art Walk – Portland, Oregon
Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2016

Recycled Arts – Vancouver, Washington – Esther Short Park
Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26, 2016

2nd Annual Mosaic Show at Bandon Library Art Gallery – Bandon, Oregon – Bandon Library Art Gallery 
Entire Month of July

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Mississippi Street Fair
– Portland, Oregon
Saturday, July 9, 2016

Cracked Pots – Troutdale, Oregon – Mcmenamins Edgefield
Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19th & July 20th, 2016
From 10a – 8p on Tuesday, 10a – 4p on Wednesday

ArtSplash – Tualatin, Oregon – Tualatin Commons
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 22-24, 2016
Friday, July 22…………… 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, July 23 ……….. 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 24 ………….. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jade International Night Market – Portland, Oregon – Portland Community College ( South East Campus )
Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Jade International Night Market – Portland, Oregon – Portland Community College ( South East Campus )
Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

Belmont Street Fair – Portland, Oregon – Belmont Street
Saturday, September, 10, 2016 from 11:00 am -7:00 pm

Local 14 – Portland, Oregon – Left Bank Annex
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, September 29, 2016 – October 2, 2016
Thursday, September 29……………. 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 30…………….10:00 am -7:00 pm
Saturday, October 1………………… 10:00 am -5:00 pm
Sunday, October 2……………………. 10:00 am -5:00 pm

Application Pending
Contemporary Mosaic Art Summit Juried Mosaic Exhibit
– Ashland, Oregon – SOU Oregon Center for the Arts, Thorndike and Retzlaff Galleries
September 17, 2016 – October 16, 2016

 

 

 

For Sale Mosaic Art by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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“Almond Blossom” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic
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Three Sisters, by Kory Dollar and Angela Burns $2,000

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242973492/almond-blossom-van-gogh-inspired-large?ref=shop_home_feat_1

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Cherry Blossom by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242918139/cherry-blossom-large-stained-glass?ref=shop_home_feat_2

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Twilight Meadow by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Wish Upon a Star by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Celestial Stars by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/211053138/large-stained-glass-mosaic-window-blue?ref=shop_home_active_3

 

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Oceanic Travel by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

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Nursery by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/260260980/nursery?ref=shop_home_active_9

 

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Zahara, Goddess of Dance, by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/156044422/stained-glass-sun-catcher-mosaic-zahara?ref=shop_home_active_21

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Grandma’s Quilt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155565130/very-large-stained-glass-mosaic-sun?ref=shop_home_active_22

 

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Winter Sorrow by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155565130/very-large-stained-glass-mosaic-sun?ref=shop_home_active_22

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“Whoot” by Kory Dollar of Marvelous Mosaic

https://www.etsy.com/listing/155572109/whoot-1940s-wrought-iron-chair?ref=shop_home_active_17

 

Kory Dollar’s 2015 Show Schedule

View Kory's Flower Series
Flower Garden Series of 2015
View Kory's Mosaic Blossom Series
Blossom Series 2015

Marvelous Mosaic Summer Show Schedule of 2015

June 1 – 30 – Bandon Library – Bandon, OR

June 6 – 7 – Featured Artist at Passion Vine – McMinnville, OR

June 6 – Altered Art Festival – Sherwood, OR

June 28 – 29 – Recycled Arts – Vancouver, WA

July 20 – 23 – Cracked Pots – Troutdale, OR

July 24 – 25 – Camas Days – Camas, WA

August 1-2 – Art Burst – Marylhurst University, OR

August 29 – Camas Vintage and Arts – Camas, WA

October 9 – 11 – Art in the Burbs – Tigard, OR

Kory’s Mosaic Art can be also purchased year around at:

Passion Vine – McMinnville, OR

Tasty Kate’s – Port Orford, OR