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 »
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style beads as well as learning texturing techniques to mimic wrinkles and hide. Students will learn to sculpt the African animals from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. An overview of various animal anatomies will be covered…Find out more »
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style horse beads, hedgehog beads, and various sea-life beads. Students will learn to sculpt these animals from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. An overview of various animal anatomies will be covered to help you create realistic…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 »
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 »
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