This three-day workshop is carefully designed to help improve your hand skills at the torch. Kristina will demonstrate and explain in detail how she achieves uniform patterns, symmetrical designs, and careful dot placement on her beads. She will help students improve their precision at the torch by giving them specific lessons that will encourage everyone to think carefully about every tiny movement they make and help them make progress towards better beads. Kristina loves to help her students take their…Find out more »
Marble Bead Making Preparing a small glass plate as a base for the decoration, (done on a punty) Making Wig/Wag cane -Making layered cane igns with enamels and spiral imprint Making spiky implosion in marble bead Shaping marbles and inserting a small screw into bead when hot. A bail with a threaded pin will be wound into it. This makes it an interchangeable bead. NOTE Special tool is required for this technique. Off Mandrel Hollows Day 1 Theory on blowing…Find out more »
Hip to be Square/Op-Art The art of creating the checkered board pattern in or on a bead Encasing your designs without dragging the design Encasing a spiral core in the bead Fine stringer application and heat control Adding 3D OP art illusions to your bead Learn to encase a round bead and a lentil shaped bead so no ugly sides stick out! Silver Glass Learn how to reduce the silver glass Layering or pleating the silver glass Making silver glass…Find out more »
When you melt glass over glass, the sum of the colors can be unexpected and unique. All of the beads taught in this class will be made using layering techniques to achieve gorgeous color. Lots of Double Helix glass be combined with other glasses to create impressive effects. Of course, great color needs a great base to show it off! The beads in this class are not difficult to make but look difficult. Step by step, they are constructed slowly…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 »
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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