Boro Basics and Beyond
Focus on the basics of sculpting borosilicate glass at the torch. As skills develop over the week, incorporate storytelling to make sculptures rich and meaningful. Learn the basics of manipulating glass into something uniquely your own. Cover color, garaging, assembling and an introduction to tubing.
Weeklong - July 25-30, 2021
Incalmo: Nothing Matters
Learn to blow glass forms with distinct colored sections. Practice this ancient technique of joining hot bubbles of glass while ensuring that the sections fit together perfectly. In this class everything matters!
Intermediate-Advanced (must be able to gather glass and blow a bubble)
Weekend - August 6-8, 2021
Cane Techniques: Traditional and Not So Traditional
Focus on effectively pulling cane and creatively utilizing it. Work on traditional roll up techniques and expand to fun, creative ways to manipulate and influence the final design. Be prepared to bring a notebook with illustrations and ideas.
Intermediate (requires minimum 3 years experience gathering glass)