Prerequisite: Beginning to Advance Beadmaking or Flameworking Skills The creation of micro mosaics dates back to the early 1600s in Italy, and it is a remains an intriguing and beautiful form of glass art today. Micro mosaics are created by slicing up tiny pieces of glass cane, called tesserae, and laying them into a matrix of paste to hold them in place. Micro mosaics have been used largely in the creation of highly detailed imagery in jewelry, and in this…Find out more »
The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany have long inspired the incredible work of Heather Trimlett, particularly with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, she has developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create her intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, Heather will share her love of twisting glass while introducing patterns beyond imagination. You will advance your skill set, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and…Find out more »
This intermediate to advanced class will teach you how to make the perfect glass cuff bracelet. You will learn how to make the correct shape and size cuff bracelet using different techniques including the “free hand” technique and how to properly use a bracelet mandrel (One of the most incorrectly used tools!). Kevin will teach you some of his proprietary coloring techniques for bracelets that he has developed over the last 32 years, including; how to properly fume, how to…Find out more »
Starting with basic borosilicate flameworking techniques, this class will focus on building structures in solid glass. Using a kiln shelf and working directly from scale drawings, students will learn to construct complex forms from small motifs. Beginners welcome, students can expect to learn the fundamentals of borosilicate flameworking as well as techniques more specific to this method of building. Bring grand ideas, a pencil, a drawing compass, and expect to learn through demos, illustrated hand-outs, slide shows, and hands-on practice.…Find out more »
May 1 - 3, 2020 Explore the intersection of glass, art yoga, and meditation in this glassblowing retreat. This course includes a variety of flameworking techniques, including solid, and blown, to create glass mandalas, a circular visual representation of the universe. Students will be guided through morning flow and evening restorative yoga sessions, movement breaks and journaling moments to keep the creativity flowing. Students will be encouraged to reflect, experiment with glass and to be in the moment. Students have to bring there…Find out more »
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