Flameworking

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.  

Glass Bead Making (Beginning)

In this two-day workshop, students will be shown how to use our flameworking torches to shape beads, add color and adorn their creations with simple design elements. The first portion of the class includes important safety information, so students must arrive on time. Wear cotton clothes and close-toed shoes. Most supplies are included in the class price, and additional glass rods are available for purchase at the Craft Center.

 

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 class forms. Students will learn techniques for manipulating 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.

Glass Pendants

In this class, students learn the basics of flameworking by manipulating clear and colored borosilicate glass into wearable pieces of art! Learning both solid and hollow strategies as well as well-known techniques such as silverfuming, honeycombs, and implosions; students will walk away with the knowledge to help them in almost any genre of flameworking. No prior experience is necessary. (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.