This class is open to all skill levels and touches on many basic techniques used in bead making. Students will learn how to safely operate different types of torches and use a variety of tools to manipulate molten glass. In this class we will create many solid and blown glass beads as well as blown ornaments. This class is great for beginners interested in testing the waters. . We will also experiment with many forms of glass such as, frit, and striking colors.
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“Your teaching style is superb. You have the uncanny ability to break everything down into the key elements, putting the emphasis on exactly the right aspects. Even more noteworthy is your good nature, you clearly love what you are doing and are able to infuse your students with your calm enthusiasm.”
Kit Adcock, Student
“I learned so much during this weekend class that I'm still trying to process all the wonderful information. You covered everything you discussed in your class description, and then some, plus answering all my questions. You showed great patience teaching and the entire learning process was very enjoyable."
Renee Dinges, Artist
"I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you on your skill, talent, and vision. Your glass is unlike any I have seen, and your vision to make it accessible to your community is wonderful. Watching you work, and your artwork has inspired me all over again to work with glass."
Meredith FitzGerald, Artist
"Just a quick note to say thanks for a really fascinating experience. You are a natural teacher and while the class was certainly a challenge, I really appreciated the way you let us make mistakes and push our limits but then stepped in with a helping hand when we got too stuck!"
Joe Magura, Student