Lampwork I - Cindy Reed
Beginning students will learn about studio set up with an emphasis on safety. You will then move on to working with hot glass, learning how to pull stringers and twisties. Next, we make beads using the stringers to add embellishments to your works of art. You will learn to make basic bead shapes as well as some sculptural items like fish. Metal leaf/foil, encasing, raking, working with frit will also be covered. You are encouraged to turn your treasures into wearable art using wire, chain, Swarovski crystals, etc. (available for purchase or you can bring your own). You will be supplied with everything you need, however you are welcome to bring your own Didymium glasses, tools, glass (104 COE) and supplies. Students must wear 100% cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes. Lab fee covers glass, mandrels, consumables, and some other useful tools. Additional materials and supplies are for sale from the instructor. Maximum of 6 students.