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Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Introduction to Flameworking


September 7 - 12, 2020
All Levels
One-Week Session

Explore a broad range of flameworking techniques using borosilicate color, frit, and powder glass. Students will explore “evolution” through glassmaking, beginning with marbles (single cell); through fungus, aquatics, small land mammals, and ending with the human form. Using glass tubing, students will create small hollow vessels, beads, and goblets. Lathe instruction will be available for goblet and stem assembly. Students will return home with projects and ideas to further develop their work and have an opportunity to participate in discussions about studio design, equipment, and safety. This class will use borosilicate (hard) glass only. No glassworking experience is required; advanced students are welcome.


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Tim Drier

Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human...