Georgia  Van Zyle

Georgia Van Zyle retired from a thirty-seven year career as a special needs teacher. In 2007, she began taking classes at William Holland. Making Lampwork beads is her passion. She assisted in classes and began instructing classes at William Holland in 2016. Her work has been published in Soda Lime Times, an e-magazine for lampworkers and Reactive Twisties + Murrini, an e-book. She is a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers.

Class List

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Lampwork Beads II - Electroforming - Georgia Van Zyle
Exploring Electroforming on Lampwork Beads:
We will explore the process of electroforming on glass beads in this class. While making lampwork beads to electroform you will work on advancing your skills in heat control, working with larger focal beads, and bead shaping. Electroforming a bead takes preparation and many hours in the electroforming bath. Bring a large bead to class with you on Sunday night so that we can prepare it and be ready to begin electroforming it Monday morning. We will try to get one bead electroformed each full day of class. You should bring your own mandrels and tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing must be worn. The lab fee covers the materials and use of specialized tools needed to complete class projects.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Lampwork I and 100 hours of torch time outside of class

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Lampwork II - Exploring Reactive Silver Glass - Georgia Van Zyle
Students in this intermediate/advanced class will explore working with reactive silver glass. You will learn techniques to work with both reducing and striking glass while working on advancing your skills in heat control, bead shaping and encasing. You should bring your own mandrels and tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing must be worn. The lab fee includes all materials necessary to complete class projects except for mandrels.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Lampwork I and 100 hours of torch time outside of class

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