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.
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.http://www.shannonboydglass.com
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. If space is available, instructors are often able to add new students at the second class of a multi-week class. Please contact Eric Reichard to inquire if you can join a class late. If a class is beyond the second class meeting, contact Jack Chambers to be added to the mailing list. Contact information is at the bottom of the page.
Director: Eric Reichard, 828-262-6360
If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers.