Metal and Glass Instructors

Silver Necklace  by Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Silver Necklace

by Lisa Dienst-Thomas

Lisa Dienst-Thomas, Metal Jewelry Instructor

Lisa Dienst-Thomas has been designing, handcrafting and selling jewelry at Art Shows and in stores for over 20 years under the business name Lisa’s Pieces. Her current pieces use sterling silver, copper and glass. She loves tools and new techniques for using them especially those involving adding texture and dimension to her work.

She have been teaching metalworking classes locally for over 5 years, including one day workshops and ongoing metals classes. Visit Lisa’s Pieces by clicking here.


Victoria Belz, Glass Instructor

Victoria Belz is a glass artist, teaching and creating in flameworked and lampworked glass art since 2006. She uses her glass in jewelry and small sculptural work.  Victoria has been a resident artist at Water Street for two years and has been teaching at Water Street for three years.

For more about Victoria and her work, visit www.tinkerbelzart.cometsy shop, and like Tinker Belz Art on Facebook.


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Gayle Faber, Fused Glass Instructor

Gayle has studied Interior Design at College of DuPage and is certified from the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes. She has worked as a designer and muralist. She is a charter member of the Kendall County Arts Guild and owner of Studio 60 in Oswego. She bring years of experience in teaching painting, fused glass, and pottery to all ages.