Welcome to the Wonderful World of Flame Working
There are two schools of thought with torch work – one is soft glass or soda-lime glass. Beads have been made using soft glass since the 5th century BC. The second is hard glass, or borosilicate (Pyrex is a common trade name) – this glass is very clear and can take quick temperature changes.
The Flame Shop is where a torch is used to melt glass, beads, marbles, pendants, vases, goblets and, where sculptures are created.
The Flame Shop also hosts a wide variety of Master Classes from prominent national and international lampworkers.
(You can find torch, kiln, and studio equipment information at the bottom of this page.)
For questions regarding this studio, contact Flame Shop Director, Bronwen Heilman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Introduction to Borosilicate Glass – (Feb. 13, 20 and 27)$225.00 – $305.00 Select options
Beginning Bead Making (Feb. 18, 25 and March 3)$220.00 – $285.00 Select options
Soft Glass Marbles (Feb. 15)$125.00 – $180.00 Select options
Silver and Copper Inclusions in Beads (Feb. 22)$100.00 – $135.00 Select options
Weekly Open Studio Days
Equipment: Our Flame Shop is equipped with eight Nortel Redmax burners, one Bethlehem Alpha, and one Bethlehem Bravo. There are three Paragon kilns of varying sizes, one Skutt kiln, plenty of hand tools, and an assortment of Borosilicate, 96 COE, and Effetre 104 glass. We sell borosilicate and 104 glass without tax.
We sell COE 104, 96 and 33 color and clear glass at SGS. Purchase glass during your class and receive 10% off your purchase!
You must be at least 13 years old to sign up for a class.