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An Introduction to Borosilicate


April 24 - 25, 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm
All Levels
Weekend Workshop

Students will explore the fundamentals of working with both clear and colored borosilicate glass through a series of techniques including the creation of stringers, encased rod, and colored cane. Students will progress through more complex patterning and develop skills to create simple sculptural shapes. Participants will also develop an understanding of the process of fusing these shapes together to create complex-looking ornaments. Class time will be divided between instructional demonstrations and supervised work time. This class uses borosilicate (hard) glass. All levels of experience 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 these classes are 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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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...