Butterflies and more in Soft Glass – Margaret Zinser Hunt
September 19 at 10:00 am - September 20 at 6:00 pm MST$300 – $800
Come spend these two days with Margaret and learn to create nature-inspired beads, pendants, and small sculpture. We will spend the first day at the torch, working both on and off mandrel. Content is sure to include many of the insects that Margaret creates: beetles, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, leaves and other foliage. Margaret will then guide students through adding additional detail and complexity using vitreous enamel.
This class is great for bead makers who want to cultivate skills working off-mandrel on sculptural forms. Students will learn to create vibrant color and detail using both glass and vitreous enamel. Our time on the torch will also include learning versatile pendant forms/ bases, including cabochon shapes, findings (like clasps and bails), and several strategies for loops and bails on off-mandrel jewelry items. Our time off the torch will include plenty of time learning to use vitreous enamel. Bring your sketchbooks and ideas! We will work together to translate the techniques we cover in class to work for your designs.
Lunches and glass packs are included.
Also, we have a special kit from Margaret herself!
Please read the class policies prior to signing up.