This consecutive 3-session, 9 hour class introduces you to melting soft glass with a torch to make beads.
You will begin by winding molten glass onto steel mandrels. There are several ways to decorate the glass beads. Some of which are using frit (crushed colored glass), stringers (pulled small for dots and lines) and rods (thicker glass).
You will be learning how to control the heat and how to use gravity (one of my favorite tools) along with using graphite tools.
Upon completion of one session, your skill level should enable you to work independently and practice what you are learning during our many open torch times throughout the week.