Fall metal + glass courses in Toronto

nanopod: Hybrid Studio has been offering workshops and courses in Toronto since 2003.
Looking to work with metal, and/or create beautiful sculptural pieces in glass? Or perhaps you want to up your game?
nanopod: Hybrid Studio offers workshops and courses in working with metal and glass. Kiln and torch-fired enamel, lost wax casting in bronze, Sterling silver and gold, or even lost wax casting glass! Fusing workshops, and ring band workshops.

8 week Metal + Glass (Next course starts up Monday, September 22nd) 

Form • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse

Learn basic Goldsmithing + Lost wax glass casting 

6:30-9:30pm, 8 weeks, 1 evening per week Monday evenings
$280 per person, 6 people max, 3 people min. $100 deposit necessary to hold space.
evening #1: First evening: working with copper-safety, drilling, sawing, fold-forming.
evening #2: Making a band ring out of silver (stamp, hammer finish, roller print, etc.)
evening #3: working with wax create pieces w/the lost wax technique- to be cast in Sterling, Brass or Gold.
evening #4: Finishing wax projects, cleaning up castings> cuttlebone casting (finish up models)
evening #5: NEW: Glass Casting- basic/simple mould making and casting a glass object to use in your jewelry!
evening #6: bezel settings and tab setting for cabochon stones and your glass work. Clean-up glass & metal castings
evening #7: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own findings.
evening #8: finish up projects No experience necessary! 
Copper, wax, glass, and some sterling silver are supplied. A list of local suppliers is included.
Questions concerning this course? Please see our FAQ’s check out some past student work!register

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Beautiful Beater Bikes for sale in Toronto!

Hey there! OK so, this isn’t Metal + Glass related but, the studio needs to make rent!
If you know of anyone looking for a new bike, extra bike, non-hipster bike ;p send them my way!

Beautiful brand new Beater Bikes for sale!

We bought a few too many and want to pass savings on to other Torontonians!
We have Roadsters and Step-Through models. Still in the box! We’ve put a couple together if you’d like to test drive 🙂
Details on the models below.
Please email if interested, and we can arrange a time for you to visit our studio.

Step-Through 3spd
Step-Through 3spd

Step-Through Model (2 for sale):

Steel Frame
Rear rack
Front and rear fenders
3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster hub
Matte green frame with matte green accessories
Double kickstand
Double walled alloy rims
Retro LED head lamp
Three speed MSRP $ 450.00 Asking $350 obo ($50 and we’ll put the bike together for you)





Roadster Model (2 for sale):

Steel frame
Front and rear racks
Front and rear fenders
3 speed Sturmey Archer coaster hub
Matte green frame with matte black accessories
Double kickstand
Double walled alloy rims
Three speed MSRP $ 450.00 Asking $350 obo ($50 and we’ll put the bike together for you)




Beater Bikes are a Canadian designed bike. Originally designed and manufactured in China. A few bikes made it into Canada (there was sadly, a Tariff issue) so, the designer liquidated his company.

Now Beater Bikes are no longer being made.

Here’s your chance to own a Beater below MSRP.

Check out these details!

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