The Boro School is offering a Lathe class in August

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Get comfortable on this important machine in this four person class taught by Nate Dizzle. Students will work in pairs on the two lathes in our studio (the Litton ESA and Litton HSJ) and use up to six different hand torches and up to three different bench torches.

Lathe 1 Covers:

  • -Blown Forms on the Glass Lathe
  • -Mouth Pieces
  • -Encalmo seals
  • -Ring seals
  • -Foot flaring
  • -Basic lathe maintenance

Prereq: We recommend a minimum of 100 hours on the torch before taking our Lathe 1 class.

Dates: August 4th and 5th, 10am - 6pm (or later!)
Lunch is provided both days.
Price: $500 per person
Instructor: Nate Dizzle
Space is limited to 4 people.

Our First Visiting Artist Workshop - Lampworking Bullshit with Germ in June

We are so excited to announce that Germ has the honor of being our first Visiting Artist at The Boro School! And we are super honored to host him and his class, Advanced Basics for Intermediate Glassblowers: Lampworking Bullshit.

The class will cover:
- Hollow shaping
- Technical assembly
- Mini tube construction
- Rigs
- Seals
- Glass theory: Knowing when and how to defy gravity 
- Whimseys: a creative connection to the past
- Identifying your artistic voice in glass
- Marketing your work: Feed the machine

June 8 -10, 10am-6pm

$650

FIVE DAYS LEFT...

There are just five more days for you to register for a class and get in on this great giveaway! Really, all you have to do is register for one of our classes by 11pm PST on 4/19. Each registration is an entrance to the giveaway. So, if you register for three classes, you will have three entries in our drawing! The winner of this one-of-a-kind SwissPerc will be announced on 4/20!

APRIL COMMUNITY DAY IS TOMORROW!

Join us tomorrow, Saturday April 12th, for our monthly Community Day. We open our studio doors for all 18+ between noon and 6pm and it's absolutely free. Stop by and get to know other flameworkers at The Boro School and bring a friend. Whether you are a beginner or a longtime glass artist, you can try out a torch and melt some glass with us. Drinks and light snacks will feed your body and the flame will feed your mind and soul. 

One of our instructors, Erin, on the torch as usual.

One of our instructors, Erin, on the torch as usual.

If you aren't able to make it this month, never fear, Community Day happens on every 2nd Saturday of the month. 

We will see you there.

- The Boro School

The Boro School Photo Spread on SeattleTimes.com

We had a lovely visitor in our PipeMaking 1 class last Tuesday, April 1st. Bettina Hansen, who is one of the reporter/photographers who contributes to The Seattle Time's blog Picture This, joined us for a class and created this beautiful photo spread. All photos are by Bettina Hansen of The Seattle Times. Enjoy! You can also view the original post HERE.

Students from right, Alex Frick and Calin Wilkewitz of Colorado, and Jamie Krogh of Seattle, take a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes. Borosilicate glass was originally designed for laboratory use because of its resistance to thermal shock when heated and cooled, so it is ideal for making smoking pipes. The torch heating the glass is fueled by propane and oxygen and is heats the glass to temperatures over 2,000 degrees.

Students from right, Alex Frick and Calin Wilkewitz of Colorado, and Jamie Krogh of Seattle, take a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes. Borosilicate glass was originally designed for laboratory use because of its resistance to thermal shock when heated and cooled, so it is ideal for making smoking pipes. The torch heating the glass is fueled by propane and oxygen and is heats the glass to temperatures over 2,000 degrees.

Nathan Aweida teaches a class at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Aweida owns 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, a collection of studios rented to artists and entrepreneurs, and opened The Boro School in January 2014. He has been working with glass for 12 years, and just started offering pipe making classes for beginners. "It's kind of mesmerizing," said Aweida about the difference of soft glass blowing and borosilicate glass. "There's something about being able to work this closely with the material. You're just right there, hugging the flame."

Nathan Aweida teaches a class at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014. Aweida owns 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, a collection of studios rented to artists and entrepreneurs, and opened The Boro School in January 2014. He has been working with glass for 12 years, and just started offering pipe making classes for beginners. "It's kind of mesmerizing," said Aweida about the difference of soft glass blowing and borosilicate glass. "There's something about being able to work this closely with the material. You're just right there, hugging the flame."

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida works with a hollow piece of glass at The Boro School, his new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Students work with borosilicate glass rods during a class at The Boro School Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Students work with borosilicate glass rods during a class at The Boro School Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes.

Located at 7 Point Studios on Dearborn Street, The Boro School has been open since January 2014 and just started offering pipe making classes.

Borosilicate glass marbles show the incredible level of detail that can be achieved.

Borosilicate glass marbles show the incredible level of detail that can be achieved.

Jamie Krogh of Seattle wears sunglasses to look at the flame during a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Jamie Krogh of Seattle wears sunglasses to look at the flame during a class at The Boro School, a new glassmaking school concentrating on borosilicate glass, Tuesday April 1, 2014.

Nathan Aweida partnered with woodworker Josh Bohn to create the guitar / pipe hanging on the wall. It is soon traveling to New York City to be shown in a gallery for 4/20.

Nathan Aweida partnered with woodworker Josh Bohn to create the guitar / pipe hanging on the wall. It is soon traveling to New York City to be shown in a gallery for 4/20.

Different colors of borosilicate glass rods lie out for use. For more information on classes, visit theboroschool.com.

Different colors of borosilicate glass rods lie out for use. For more information on classes, visit theboroschool.com.

PipeMaking Classes at Last!

PipeMaking

We've worked hard to develop the proper curriculum to instill the basics of flameworking before quickly moving into pipe work. Our unique structure provides the most direct path to pipemaking possible. Each class is 3 1/2 hours long, consisting of 2 1/2 hours of teacher/student time and an hour of practice after class. Students take all their creations home. Each PipeMaking class purchased includes a voucher for 1 hour of studio rental. Series One will be focused on the beginner, giving you the basics of flameworking, and making one-hitters and spoons. Series Two and Three are coming soon. Series Two will be focused on making several types of dry pipes. Series Three will be focused on water pipes. So look for more information coming soon about upcoming Series Two and Series Three classes!

Series One:

This first series of classes on pipemaking is built for beginning students who really want to make pipes. Each class is $110. Or $300 when you sign up and pay for all three classes at once. 

APRIL SPECIAL! $100 a class and $250 when you sign up and pay for all three classes at once.

PipeMaking 1 starts you off with several solid rod marble techniques. Offered every Tuesday in April. 6-9:30pm. 

PipeMaking 2 moves into hollow work. You will make an implosion marble with tubing, then move into making your very first pipe, a one-hitter. Offered every Wednesday in April. 6-9:30pm.

PipeMaking 3 is all about the spoon pipe. Offered every Thursday in April. And Thursday, May 1st. 6-9:30pm.

Spend your weekend with your Valentine and The Boro School!

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Spark the flame between you and a friend! Offering a discount to any one who signs up for both beginner classes this weekend or to anyone who registers a friend! If you don't already have a Valentine, fall in love with#lampworking instead. Rawr

#theboroschool #lampworking #torchworking #glass#valentine

Special Deal for THE BORO CLINIC, a three day immersion class with Nathan Aweida

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Save 25% on The Boro Clinic by signing up by 2/1!

Alright, Lampworkers. We are offering one helluva deal for the first BORO CLINIC class, a course that we will only be offering quarterly. This course is a five person immersion experience taught by the owner of The Boro School, Nathan Aweida, with teaching and torch time split 50/50. As long as you are familiar with the workings of the torch, you can sign up for this class. You will have the opportunity to work out any problems you want to conquer, learn some brand-new techniques, and get personal instruction from Nate. Either way, the focus in this class is to make you a better lamp worker. This class is on February 19, 20, and 21 from 9am to 5pm each day. That's 12 hours of in-depth instruction and 12 hours of torch time under Nate's watchful eye. 

Congratulations to our Instagram Giveaway winner, rattfinkbaby! That means there are only FOUR more spots in the class. So listen up: Sign up before February 1st (that's in ONE WEEK) and get 25% off the price of the class. Be an early bird and only spend $750 to work closely with one of the masters of the industry. Sign up after February 1st, and the price is $1,000. Enroll HERE

Keep visiting the website for updates on classes throughout the next week. We just hashed out the whole calendar year of 2014 so updates will be hitting the page regularly and some exciting announcements are on their way.