Intro to Marble Making

In this two day workshop students will explore basic marble making techniques including how to gather and mold glass into a sphere. Design techniques will cover internal work such as vortexes and implosions as well as surface work such as dot stacks, pinwheels, and wrap and rakes. Students will also be introduced to silver fuming as well as setting gilson opals in glass.  

Small Glass Sculpture

Create tiny colorful figures out of glass. The class emphasis is on animals, but you will gain the skills to create small sculptures of your own design. No prior experience is necessary. The first class includes important safety information, so you must arrive on time. Some supplies are included in the class fee, and additional materials are available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Two classes.)

Class includes orientation.

Glass Vessels (Beginning)

Learn the basic skills needed to create and shape hollow glass forms. Students will learn techniques for manipulating borosillicate glass tube–including pulling points, making a punty, shaping a design, fuming metals, and wrapping and raking vibrant color. (Four classes, includes flameworking class pass.)

Class includes orientation.

Flameworking 101

Learn the basics of working with borosilicate or hard glass in this four-class tutorial. You will practice multiple decorative and coloring techniques as you complete several glass objects. Projects include pendants, marbles, and similar solid objects. No prior experience is necessary. Some supplies are included in the class fee, and additional materials are available for purchase at the Craft Center. (Four classes; includes flameworking class pass.)

Class includes orientation.