Susan Isaac of Shards Glass & Tom Kral of Nature's Chef have collaborated to facilitate the 'Chi Fusion' of two ancient arts, a two day adventure of glass art creation and fine dining with fire-pit cooking. Experience the creative freedom of fusible glass as you make a unique appetizer plate or tray. Chef Tom Kral shares his knowledge of wild foods from the Cascadia region and fire-pit cooking, his cuisine served on your unique glass creation. You will dine in a traditional tipi surrounded by the elements on the coast of Salish Sea. Learn ancient culinary arts and glass fusion, be nourished by nature. Put your 'Chi' flow of energy into your art!
This intimate workshop is offered at either Susan's or Tom's natural setting, Sooke, BC.
Day One 10 am - 1pm
Fused Glass Art, create your fused glass plate or tray, no experience required
After 18 hours in the kiln Saturday, you will receive your glass plate Sunday, but not before YOUR creation plays a role in the first course of lunch. Experience a very personal touch to the fusion of ancient cooking and glass making.
Day Two 12 pm - 4 pm
Ancient Culinary Arts, 3 course lunch
Tom Kral will prepare a holistic harvested meal using ancient cooking techniques.
A little about Chef Tom Kral: Over 20 years of professional cooking experience and a bloodline of cooks has evolved Tom Kral into Nature's Chef. From a child growing up in a family-run deli, to former owner and executive chef of a renowned restaurant and catering in Toronto, ON., he finally came to settle in supernatural BC because of the irresistible call of the wild. His passion for putting medicine back into our food quickly grew into a whole new genre of dining experience which he delivers to others through edutainment.
Susan has over 20 years' experience as a fused glass artist and instructor. She offers people a chance to explore their creativity using a 5000 year old art form. Susan set aside her childhood passion for art while pursuing a post-secondary teaching career. Decades later her creative soul longed to burn more brightly. After experiencing abject terror and championing the inner voice, "What if I'm not artistic?", Susan began years of instruction by talented glass art teachers, honing her skills, testing her limits by entering challenging juried art shows.
Susan now combines her teaching and artistic talents with a deep understanding of what it feels like to be afraid to express creativity. Her workshops are imaginative, skillfully planned, relaxing and fun.