Take a class with the author of Contemporary Lampworking, Bandhu Dunham

Our Visiting Artist class in June is Structural Construction, with none other than the man who wrote the book on lampworking, Bandhu Dunham. Check out his website to view his innovative works and get a taste of what you will learn in this class. This class is being held June 26, 27, & 28, the weekend after DFO, so if you are out on the West Coast already, stay a week longer and make your way to Seattle to level up your glass game in this anticipated course. $650 for 24+ hrs of master-level instruction and studio time. Lunches are included. 

This class will explore interesting techniques for building sculptural structures out of glass. We will start with some essential theoretical foundation about advanced annealing and how the nature of glass determines technique. Then we will dive into a variety of basic and advanced ways to make sure structures are strong, and to increase the scale of your work beyond the size of your annealer. Possible projects include elaborate goblets, multi-part abstract sculpture, collaborations, marble tracks, mechanical sculpture, architectural models, web/network technique. Class will include both demonstrations and hands-on experimentation. Bring a sketchbook! If you have a hand torch, bring that too. Tile nippers will also be useful for this class.

Community Day Classes

This Saturday, May 9th, we will be offering two one hour classes to help you improve your glassblowing skills! 

  • Learn how to troubleshoot and improve the seals of your Attachments from 11am to Noon.
  • And then, make your own tubing by coiling solid rod and melting into a hollow section, aka Coil Pots from 6:30pm-7:30pm.
                                                                   Piece by Erin "EBZ" Bourguignon

                                                                   Piece by Erin "EBZ" Bourguignon

You've already taken Introduction to Flameworking...

Sign up for Pipemaking Series 1 to continue your higher education! This series is built for beginners interested in pipes and starts May 4th. 

No Open Torches 4/24 & 25

Sorry guys! This weekend DWRECK's sandblasting class fills the studio leaving no rentable torches. But swing by Saturday night (4/25) for Art Night with DWRECK from 7 - 10pm for drinks, dabs, and snacks!

1st Open Sunday & $10 Torch Time

May 3rd will be our first open Sunday (10am - 6pm) and to celebrate, we're offering $10/hour torch time! Stop by and celebrate with us on this holy day. 

Upcoming Art Nights

Here are the dates and details of our next three Art Nights! All Art Nights are on Saturday and include access to our dab bar, snacks, drinks (wine & beer), and music! 


DWRECK

April 25th 7 - 10PM
Spend your night hanging out with DWRECK! Ask him about sandblasting, facial hair, the mark of the beast, and really anything else that comes to mind!


MR. GRAY

May 16th 8 - 11PM
Personal work from Mr. Gray and student work from his class, Studies in Nature, will be on display as well as a demo from Mr. Gray at 9pm. 


BANDHU DUNHAM

June 27th 7 - 10PM
30 minute demo by Bandhu at 8pm as well as a display of his personal work and a few images and videos of more pieces and projects. 


This Wednesday - Hollow Beads

Sign up for the third class in our Jewelry Making Series, Hollow Beads. Taught by Nate Dizzle from 6-9PM, register now before the last four spots fill up!

Community Day 4/11

Tomorrow is our monthly Community Day, free torch time and demos from Noon - 6pm. Take a peek into the flameworking world with some hands-on experience! 

Pipemaking Series 3 Starts Thursday

10am Thursday April 9th is the start of Pipemaking Series 3. Build complex water pipes with Nate Dizzle (pictured below), creator of the Swiss Perc! Register online or over the phone to get started. 

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Community Day Workshops

Advanced Technique and Patterning starts this Saturday, April 11th, on Community Day. We are offering an instructional demo on Dotstacks from 11am - Noon and one on Fuming Basics from 6:30 - 7:30pm. So now you can do what you've been wanting to do during Community Day: Come Early. Stay Late. And level up your skills!

Erin "EBZ" Bourguignon is the instructor for both classes (and assisted by JBerry and Vivacious Glass) and will guide you through every step she does so you can replicate it later. Be sure to bring a notebook! These two classes are being offered at an Introductory Rate of $40 per class. Our classes in our Advanced Technique and Pattering Series will regularly be $50/hr. Register today!