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GL4402 Oct 25 2014 (10:00am-4:30pm) Saturday (Glass Studio)
A basic beginnerís intro to the basics of lampwork glass working with soft glass, this class is designed specifically for the beginner who has not worked with a torch before and gives you a taste of how enjoyable and addicting bead making can be Ö You will learn studio set up and safety, how to use the equipment (torches, kilns and other tools), how to handle the glass, how to wrap it around a mandrel to create beads. Basic shapes will be discussed, and how to achieve them by manipulating the glass with gravity, or tools, or both.† Decoration techniques will be practiced including dots, pulling and using stringers, raking etc.††Each student will make a handful of beautiful beads to take home.††