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Online Course: Borosilicate Flameworking


October 6 - December 8, 2020 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ten-Week Session

This class is designed as a survey of flameworking borosilicate glass.  Students will engage in a progressive and educational journey which introduces them to borosilicate glass and a wide variety of techniques to manipulate this material.

Each week new techniques will be introduced through lectures and demonstrations which will allow students to develop a strong foundation of theoretical and technical mastery. Students will have the opportunity to share the work they have created each week in a group discussion environment where questions can be asked, processes can be explored, and technical information can be shared.  Additional reading lists will be provided for self-guided research.  Students will investigate the techniques of pendant making, Latticino (cane work), small ornament construction, air traps, cocooning, fuming precious metals, bridging, three-dimensional sculpture, and simple functional hollow worked forms.

As this is an online class, participants must have access to a flameworking studio and dedicated time to practice between classes. This is important as it enables students to apply the skills being introduced.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate presentations, live demonstrations, and class discussions. Classes take place from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST. Students registered for this course should have a reliable internet connection during class hours and a computer or tablet that can support video and audio communication. All students will have an online orientation with Studio staff prior to October 6 to ensure connectivity. For more information, please contact The Studio at +1 (607) 438-5100 or [email protected].

If this class is full, please email your name and phone number to [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.


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Stephen is the Manager of the Special Projects Team at The Studio where he manages the artist-in-residence, Group Glassmaking, and At-Risk Youth programs. He received his MFA in 2012 from the...