Borosilicate

Borosilicate Survey I: Getting Started with Borosilicate Glass

  Borosilicate Level One Jewelry Workshop: Jewelry Basics

  Borosilicate Level One Networking Workshop: Networking Basics

  Borosilicate Level One Sculpting Workshop: Solid Sculpting

Borosilicate Survey II: Better Seals and Joints

  Borosilicate Level Two Sculpting Workshop:  Vortex Marbles

  Borosilicate Level Two Jewelry Workshop: Dot Stacking and Raking

  Borosilicate Level Two Networking Workshop: Building a Box

Borosilicate Survey III: Working Hollow

  Borosilicate Level Three Jewelry Workshop:  Hollow Beads

  Borosilicate Level Three Networking Workshop:  Large Vessel

  Borosilicate Level Three Sculpting Workshop:  Blown Vessel


Borosilicate Survey I: Getting Started with Borosilicate Glass

Price: $375   |   Duration: 4 sessions : 3 hours per session  |  Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 4   |   Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to be the first step in introducing beginning students to the exciting world of working with borosilicate glass. This 4-week (12-hour) class will teach you the fundamentals of working in our flame working studio. We will learn about safety, equipment, and beginning techniques such as making seals, flame cutting, combining rods and making punties. Student projects for this course will focus on the basic techniques used to design and create candies out of glass. Tools and basic supplies are included in this course.

Project(s):
Single Flavor Candy
Peppermint Candy
Neapolitan Candy
Gummy Bear Pendants


Borosilicate Level One Jewelry Workshop: Jewelry Basics

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4  |  Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey I

In this 3-hour workshop, students will advance their skills in making implosion flower pendants.  

 Students will focus on

Specific gathering techniques to create unique pendant forms with flower-like inclusions. 

How to make glass loops on top of the pendants.

Specific color application.


Borosilicate Level One Networking Workshop: Networking Basics

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4  |  Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey I

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the specific technique of creating a lattice -like pattern of networking glass.  

Students will learn

How to work with a hand- held torch.

How to work 3mm glass rods.

How to make good hot seals.

How to create lattice-like patterns


Borosilicate Level One Sculpting Workshop: Solid Sculpting

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4   Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey I

In this 3-hour workshop, students will advance their skills in making small solid sculptures (turtle, dolphins, flowers, etc.)   

Students will learn…. 

How to successful apply color and shape glass with various tools 

How to add attachments with hot seals (pedals, flippers, etc.)


Borosilicate Survey II: Better Seals and Joints

Price: $375   |   Duration: 4 sessions : 3 hours per session  |  Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 4   |   Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey I + L1 Workshop(s)

In this 4- week course students will learn how to advance their skills and techniques learned in Borosilicate Survey I. This course will focus on specific color applications; dot stacking, raking, etc., to create decorative color applications applied to sculpture/ functional objects.   

  • How to layer colors on top of each other in a dot like pattern 
  • How to use a raking color technique 
  • How to attach minimal appendages to shapes  
  • How to make specific inclusions (vortex marble)
  • How to build a Networked box

Borosilicate Level Two Sculpting Workshop: Vortex Marbles

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4    

Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey II

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn the perfect the vortex marble. 


Borosilicate Level Two Jewelry Workshop: Dot Stacking and Raking

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4   | Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey II

 

In this 3-hour workshop, students will advance on their skills in specific color application. They can either focus on Raking or Dot-stacking technique. Students will focus on making better pendants and better loops for pendants.


Borosilicate Level Two Networking Workshop: Building a Box

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4  |  Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey II

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn how to advance their Networking skills into 3-dimensional objects. Students will make a medium sized networked box.  


Borosilicate Survey III: Working Hollow

Price: $375   |   Duration: 4 sessions : 3 hours per session  |  Class Size:  Min 2 – Max 4   |   Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey II + L2 Workshop(s)

In this advanced level course, students will utilize color applications used in Borosilicate Survey I & II and learn how to incorporate that into blown glass objects in the flameworking studio.  

Students will learn how to… 

  • Coil pot 
  • Wigwag 
  • Pull points 
  • Blow small scale glass sculpture

Borosilicate Level Three Jewelry Workshop:  Hollow Beads

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4    

Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey III

Students will learn how to make hollow beads out of Borosilicate. Students will use color application techniques learned from prior classes taken. Students will also have the opportunity to practice loops and hooks.


Borosilicate Level Three Networking Workshop:  Large Vessel

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4    

Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey III

In this 3-hour workshop, students will learn to make a large -scale vessel.  

Students will learn how to advance upon skills learned from prior Networking classes. Students will focus on specific lattice patterns and perfecting circles. Students will work towards creating a large -scale sculpture following an amphora shaped sculptural vase.


Borosilicate Level Three Sculpting Workshop: Blown Vessel

Price: $150 | Class Duration: 1 session(s) | 3 hours/session   |   Class Size: Min 2- Max 4    

Ages 14+   |   Prerequisite: Borosilicate Survey III

Students will continue to practice and make a small blown vessel. Students will have the option to use color techniques learned in prior classes on the blown vessel. 


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