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Hand form metal + glass workshops in Toronto

Our Metal + Glass course teaches you how to hand fabricate (pierce, saw, file, solder, finish) your own designs in copper, bronze/brass and sterling silver. Learn how to bezel set cabochon stones, basic prong settings, work with vitreous enamel, carve wax towards lost wax casting, construct a ring band out of sterling silver, make your own findings and more! 

METAL + GLASS 4wk: Next course starts up Monday July 31st – runs Monday & Wednesday- Learn basic Goldsmithing. Choose afternoon or evening start time:  12pm to 3pm or 6:30-9:30pm (other date options listed below)

evening #1: First evening: working with copper: safety, drilling, sawing. Adding textures.

evening #2: Construct a 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 silver or bronze/brass.

evening #4: Finishing wax projects, Cuttlefish casting (lo-tech) in house.

evening #5: Kilnworked glass. Fuse several glass pieces (buckle, pendant, cabochon for setting later!).

evening #6: Enameling copper projects, forming, how to make your own basic findings.

evening #7: Bezel settings cabochon stones or fossils or crystals, or an enamelled or Fused glass piece.

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

What is included: 

Approx 3″ x 3″ piece of 16 to 18 gauge copper & *16 ga Sterling silver sheet & wire/15 gr casting grain

Sterling silver for 1 ring band, approx 60mm in length and 1.5mm thick (6mm wide)



1 dozen 3/0 saw blades, *1 gross selection of Jeweller’s saw blades

Glass powders/Frit & sheet for Fusing *Approximately 1kg of Lead crystal towards a lost wax casting.

Bezel wire for 1 setting

Use of tools & equipment *Bench pin and saw frame to take home

Students are encouraged to supply their own cabochon cut stones, crystals, rocks, etc. However there is a small selection of stones for students to choose from.

Start-up July 31st ($275pp) afternoons 12pm-3pm or evenings 6:30pm-9:30pm * please leave the date you wish to start on along with afternoon/evening choice in a note when making your deposit. 



August 21st Start-up

Holiday Metal + Glass Gift Certificates!

nanopod: Hybrid Studio offers workshops and courses working with Metal and Glass. Our workshops cover basic to intermediate metalsmithing, goldsmithing and silversmithing. Lost wax casting of metal and/or glass, Glass fusing (kiln forming), and flame working glass using a torch!

Gift certificates are available and can be purchased online, or email us to arrange a special, custom workshop for your loved one. Clicking on an image will take you to our Metal or Glass page for our upcoming class schedule.

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Lost wax cast ring, with setting
Pate de verre bowl
Pate de verre bowl
Hand sawn, fabricated, formed w/bezel setting
Hand sawn, fabricated, formed w/bezel setting
Ring band workshops
Ring band workshops

Metal – Glass & Bone

Seats are still available for May’s Metal + Glass course! 

Screenshot 2016-04-27 09.35.37METAL + GLASS 4wk: Next course starts up Monday, May 2nd and runs Monday & Wednesday evenings Form • Fabricate • Cast • Fuse – Learn basic Goldsmithing – 6:30-9:30pm, – $275 per person, 6 people max, 3 people min. Deposit of $137.50 to hold space.  Further details and to register, please follow this link.




Screenshot 2015-11-05 11.32.55Glass cabochons, bezel settings & fold forming, heat rivet connections & simple hollow forms. 4 evenings starting Tuesday June 7th-28th (runs Tuesday evenings 6:30-10pm), $280pp Deposit of half required to hold seat. All materials included. Seating is limited to 4 students 

Sculpt molten glass



Early announcement!

Nanopod: Hybrid Studio is excited to announce Bat Skeleton Articulation workshops

 969373_10151424003505840_1587395881_nBat Skeleton Articulation Workshop

Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $200
Deposit of $100 required to hold seat* Seating is limited, reserve your spot today.


Registration for any of our classes can be made via Paypal, or with Visa, MasterCard or cash at the studio.


Dear nano-peeps

Due to an amazing turn of events the last 8 week metal + glass course will run starting Monday April 28th (March courses have almost filled) Studio courses will resume in the Fall TBA.

Open Studio will continue and run Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons throughout the year, by booked appointment only.
If you’re interested in purchasing Open Studio time or using what you have please, email me with your interests, questions, etc.

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