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Borosilicate Marbles: Tiny Worlds Within


March 2 - May 4, 2021 7:00pm to 10:00pm
All Levels
Ten-Week Session

In this class, students will focus on strengthening their fundamentals, exploration, and development of new skills for the creation of borosilicate marbles. Students will incorporate a variety of techniques such as gold and silver fume, tubing implosion, surface application of color, dichroic glass, encasement, and more. Depending on students’ interests, other forms and techniques may also be covered. A wide range of topics will be discussed, guided by student questions, including but not limited to flame chemistry, adding lenses, inclusions, backings, and annealing. This class meets at The Studio on Tuesday evenings for ten weeks beginning March 2, 2021. This class will use borosilicate (hard) glass. While some experience is preferred, all skill levels are welcome.

For the wellbeing of all students and staff, The Studio workshops have been modified, class capacity has been reduced, and sanitizing and social distancing protocols have been introduced. Detailed information about these measures can be found on The Studio Health and Safety page.

Students registered for this class must comply with the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory and Museum guidelines. Because NY State strongly discourages non-essential interstate travel this class is currently only open to NY State residents. If this class is full or if you are an out-of-state resident, please email [email protected] with your name and phone number to be added to the waiting list. A health questionnaire and temperature scan will be required before attending class. Please call +1 607.438.5100 with any questions.

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Artist Miles Parker uses a torch to melt a rod of clear glass

Miles Parker is a self-taught glass artist from Ithaca, New York. He has been experimenting with glass in a variety of ways since 1997. Some of the techniques he has experimented with include...