Friday evening (6:30 start): Students learn how to use a diamond tile saw, diamond tools for cleaning up work from previous weekend, items are fired over night.
Saturday afternoon (noon-5pm): Students layout their remaining glass designs and patterns for kiln carving/forming.
Sunday afternoon (noon-5pm): Students cold work glass items, finish up their projects. Any remaining glass can be formed and picked up during the following week.
Flame ON!, Next workshop starts Tuesday evenings Sept TBA 6:30-9:30pm $130pp includes materials-
Class runs 3 evenings.
This workshop introduces students to the basics of mandrel-wound (soft) glass beadmaking by the process of flameworking (lampworking) shaping glass at a bench-mounted, surface-mix oxygen/propane torch. Safety is discussed, tools, terminology of glass, and process. Each student will have access to a torch and will melt and form glass using a variety of hand tools.This is the chance to experience working molten glass! While not a “product-oriented” workshop, there will be plenty of time for students to make a small, but satisfying batch of colourful beads, which are annealed overnight after each workshop, and cleaned before the start of the next class. Class fee includes all materials
No experience necessary! Ages 12 on up are welcome!
This workshop introduces students to the John Burton method of blowing glass tubing at a bench mounted torch. Students learn how to sculpt borosilicate (hard) glass through making small glass bottles, pendants and sculpted forms. Safety is discussed, tools, terminology of glass, and process. Each student will have access to a torch and will melt and form glass using a variety of hand tools. Evening classes start with a demonstration then students are free to copy the demonstration and experiment with colour. During one of the evenings students will experience pulling their own colour rods! Students can expect to leave this course with several handmade glass bottles and a terrarium or two, along with any left over hand-pulled glass rods as well as the knowledge to continue their work sculpting borosilicate! Class fee includes all materials No experience necessary! Ages 13 on up are welcome!