Intro to Lampwork Glass Beadmaking
Come explore the beauty of molten glass in this introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking using soft glass (COE 104). No experience necessary. Learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a steel rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools and technique followed by a demonstration. Students will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass using a torch to create one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. Students will be supplied with safety glasses, various colors of soft Italian glass, and all the tools needed for class. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes, and tie long hair back.
(1) – 3 Hour Session | Max 6 Students
Date: Saturday, July 21st
Time: 10am – 1pm