Make several torchworked glass icicles in different styles using several techniques. Discussion will include production work for sales vs. individually made items.
Lampwork and torchwork both refer to the same process in which a torch or lamp is used to melt glass. Once molten, the glass is shaped by blowing, tools, or hand movements. It was more commonly called lampwork when oil lamps were used. This class will use borosilicate glass as it's easier to work with for beginners, but the techniques taught can transfer to soft glass, and any variations needed for soft glass will be discussed.
You'll learn and practice creating small gathers, flattening, pulling boro stringers, applying stringers, controlled twisting of glass, creating hooks, building, and using specialty shaped rod.
- A materials fee of $45, included in the price of the class, covers everything you need for the class, including use of studio tools, specially shaped clear boro, clear boro for punits, and a sampling of additional colors from which to choose.
- You're encouraged to bring any scrap boro you may want to use, as well as any tools you are more comfortable working with.
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- BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
- For those who might need physical assistance, learn more about BARN's Companion Program.
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