If you are looking for a fun way to experience glass work with no experience and no commitment necessary, then this is the class for you. This is an introductory “tour” of lampwork bead-making. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools, and technique followed by a demonstration. The student will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor.
Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glassworking torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass, and all the tools needed. Please bring note-taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed-toe shoes, and tie long hair back.
Member Price: $75.00 / Non-Member Price: $88.00