See if FlameWorking is for you! This three-hour hands-on experience is our most offered course. We will have you spinning solid glass in the flame, making your first marbles! This class begins with a studio and equipment safety overview, then proceeds directly into a demonstration before you hop on the torch yourself. Students will get to attempt several styles of marbles and get to take home their creations. No prior experience required. $150. Held almost every Friday night from 6-9pm.
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For the beginner glassblower. Zero to basic experience welcome! Get on the fast track to gaining skills and confidence behind the torch. Taught by owner/founder Nate Dizzle, a Master Pipemaker with over fourteen years of experience. Students will learn fundamentals of flameworking, and participate in a valuable, in-depth discussion about how to build your personal studio, including a comprehensive equipment list. On the first day students receive a basic safety demo, and learn Hot Seals Vs. Cold Seals, Dabber, Rod Marbles, and begin working with Hollow Tubing making Implosion Marbles. Day two students learn and make One-Hitters and Dishes. Day three students learn and make Spoon Pipes, and have an introduction to Seals. Nate also gives a comprehensive lecture and answers questions about Studio Set-Up.
Lunch is provided all three days.
Cost: $700 per person
Instructor: Nate Dizzle
Space is limited to 10 people.
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Learn different approaches to pendant loops, making pairs, various color and pattern techniques, properly shaping and sizing and more. Each class is three hours long. We recommend at least 3-5 hours on the torch before taking Jewelry Series 1. (Try our Introduction to FlameWorking class, first!)
A fun class for beginners with no prior experience! Class is held once a week for four weeks and each session is about two hours comprising of demonstrations and hands-on torch time. Students start out with a safety demonstration and then get spinning glass in the flame right away. In the first class students make both a Dabber & Carb Cap. In the second class students are introduced to hollow tubing and make a small Glass Crutch (reusable for joints!) and a Dish. In the third and final class, students make a One-Hitter. No prior experience needed. Space is limited to 8 people.