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 »
We will spend these two days creating butterflies and integrating them into a more complex sculptural pendant. Margaret will guide students through creating wings, full butterflies, foliage, and other nature-inspired elements out of borosilicate glass. We will work entirely off-mandrel, starting with simpler shapes and detail and move toward more complex shaping and patterning. Students will learn several strategies for creating loops and bails for pendants, as well as multiple methods for adding detail and layering color. Please join us…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
This class is devoted to assisting you in achieving your own unique sculptural bead designs using the sea as our inspiration. Demonstrations will include a variety of sculptural fish and sea life in bead form, as well as small sculptures. Techniques will consist of assembling complex canes, color mixing and overlays, temperature control and precision stringer, and dot application and placement. This class is an intermediate level. This class includes glass packs and lunches. We will also have a hot…Find out more »
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