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Introduction to Blowing Glass for the Beadmaker: Ornaments and Small Vessels

  • B180045
  • Instructor: Andrew Pollack
  • Class Type: Glass/Lampworking
  • Date: Fri. June 8
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 10
  • Class Fee : $239.00
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Description:
Learn the basics of blowing glass on a torch and make a variety of hollow objects. The goal is to make a few things with flat bottoms (hollow vessels) and a few things with a hook (ornaments) -- you can do it! Plan to have a lot of fun, learn a lot, break some glass, and make some beautiful one-of-a-kind hollow forms. Class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Wear safety (didymium) glasses, cotton clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Tie long hair back.
Students will Learn:
Students will be working with borosilicate glass to learn the basics of blowing glass on a torch. The class will discuss and practice “pulling points” from a tube to make bubbles from which to work. Students will then put a hook on various hollow forms that you blow to create your very own ornaments and small vessels.
Prerequisites:
Some experience with a duel-fuel torch.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Personal lampworking tools, didymium glasses, tweezers, graphite pads and paddle, reamers, metal soup can.
Materials in Kit:
Clear, colored glass.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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