Lampwork/Beadmaking Session 1

Introduction to lampworking/beadmaking

“Lampworking” is the technical term for the art of melting and forming raw glass into shapes by using a special high-temperature torch. Glass beads have been treasured and traded for centuries and this class will explore the process of the ancient craft using moretti on mandrels. We will cover torch safety, types of glass, scientific properties, proper annealing, dots, stringers, latticino, encasement, texturing and much more. By the last class students will feel confident in their ability to make the glass flow.

Instructor: Shannon Boyd
Dates: Thursdays October 30, - November 20 , 2014
Enrollment: 4
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $165. (Covers all materals)
Location: Katherine Harper Hall Room 41

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Shannon Boyd had his first experience with molten glass in 2001, the following day he quit his desk job. Since then he has been creating glass that’s ornamental, functional, scientific, slumped and fused. Shannon has maintained a studio in the high country since 2005 and his art can be seen in galleries and shows around the southeast.

Registration will begin on the following dates, and remain open until this class start date, or until this class reaches capacity:

  • FALL SESSION: August 1 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.


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