About Artglass by Dale • Oregon’s Premiere Fused Glass Artist & Products
Offering Fused Glass ArtGlass that are Gallery Quality at affordable pricesFused Glass Artglass Artist Dale Rohrer grew up in Milwaukie Oregon and as a child developed an interests in art, rock hounding and photography. He attended Clackamas Community College taking classes in basic design, art appreciation and pottery making.
He furthered his education at Portland State University graduating with a degree in general science. Dale maintained his interest taking classes in photography and jewelry and added science to his interests with various science courses. He was a member of the Clackamas County Camera Club for many years where he increased his knowledge about the technical and artistic side of photography.He also made rock tables and jewelry using semiprecious stones. One of his favorite stones is the fire opal, which I made into triplets. Some fire opal comes in thin layers surrounded by common opal. This type of opal must be separated from the common opal. You must cut and grind away the common opal to do this. One side of the opal in exposed and then glued to a black base layer to make a black opal. The top is cut and/or ground off and a quartz cap is glued to the top. The edges are then shaped to the quartz cap and you have a finished piece.for employment he worked for many years as a Computer Programmer/Analyst for Pacific Power & Light Company.
Artist Dale Rohrer became interested in both stained and fused glass in the last few years. He have taken many classes about stained glass, glass fussing and other related subjects. The most recent of which was at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas I exhibited two of my plates in the Gallery of Excellence at the show. Dale has also taken two classes from Author Gil Reynolds one of the leading experts in the field.
Dale now has his own studio in Clackamas, Oregon a suburb of Portland.