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Online Course: Understanding Borosilicate—First Steps in Flameworking


March 2 - May 4, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ten-Week Session

In this ten-week online course, 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. New techniques will be introduced each week which allow students to build and develop a strong foundation of technical mastery. Beginning with a comprehensive understanding of hot vs. cold connections, students will progress through cane work, cocooning/lace work, fuming, as well as figurative flora, and hollow sculpting. This class uses borosilicate (hard) glass. All levels of experience are welcome.

As this is an online class, participants must have access to a flameworking studio and dedicated time to practice between classes. This is important to enable students to apply the skills being introduced. No glassworking experience is required, but beginners should have a safe and supervised work space.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate presentations, live demonstrations, and class discussions. Classes take place Tuesdays, 12–1:30 PM EST, beginning March 2, 2021. 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 March 2 to ensure connectivity. If this class is full, we encourage you to email your name and phone number to [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. For more information, please contact The Studio at  +1 607.438.5100 or [email protected].

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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...