Georgia  Van Zyle

Georgia retired from a 37-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 - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class will be making murrini and using them in the beads while improving your skills in heat control, bead shaping and encasing. A basic tool kit is provided, including didymium glasses but you should bring your own mandrels and favorite tools. An OptiVISOR or clip-on magnification may be helpful, but not necessary. The lab fee includes all material needed for class projects except mandrels. Students must wear didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I

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Lampwork Beads II - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class is encased and surface floral beads. A kit is provided that includes didymium glasses and basic tools, but you should bring your own mandrels and favorite tools. An OptiVISOR or clip-on magnification will be helpful. The lab fee includes all materials needed for class projects except for mandrels. Students must wear didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing.

Lab Fee: $115.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I or previous Lampwork experience

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Lampwork Beads II - Organics - Georgia Van Zyle
The focus of this intermediate class will be on organic focal beads using shards, frit, silver leaf, stringers, and other techniques. A basic tool kit is provided, including didymium glasses, but you should bring mandrels and your favorite tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% clothing must be worn. The lab fee includes all materials necessary to complete class projects except mandrels.

Lab Fee: $115.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Consumables Fee: $15.00
Prerequisites: Lampwork I or prior Lampwork experience

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