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Borosilicate Part B: Intermediate Techniques – Oct 3-24

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 24, 2017

Borosilicate Part B: Intermediate Techniques – Oct 3-24


Instructor Bronwen Heilman
October 3rd-24th, 2017
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Borosilicate Part B is a continuation of Borosilicate Part A. Over the next four classes, you’ll add intermediate techniques to your skill set in borosilicate lampworking–as well as knowledge of annealing cycles. This class is a stepping stone to more advanced classes, as well as visiting artist workshops.

Course topics include:
Intermediate color understanding and usage
Shaping gathers
Intermediate pattern techniques
Projects include:
Bottle stoppers
Sculptural work
and others
Techniques covered:
Cat’s eyes
and more

Each class allows you to practice these skills in the studio and use them to create a variety of items.
Borosilicate A or instructor approval is required to take this course.  

Session I: June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2017 / Tuesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session II: August 1, 3, 8, & 10, 2017 / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session III: October 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2017 / Tuesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Session IV: November 30, December 7, 14, & 21, 2017 / Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
There is a $40.00 Material Fee for this class and it is payable on the first day of class.
Other topics covered in this course: Safety (ventilation, eye-wear, work station setup and ergonomics). Tools and how to use them effectively. Proper kiln usage, temperatures, and how to program a kiln for best results. Torch operations, as well as flame settings and their use. How to harness gravity and use it to your advantage. Project planning, preparation, and execution.
After your first class, you will be able to sign up for Flame-Shop-Fridays.  A great place to practice what you just learned. …  a great value at 10.00/hour. (Click here for more information about Flame-Shop-Fridays).
Additional Notes: All safety equipment included. We have a wide spectrum available for class use. If you want to purchase some glass to use during open studio time, you will receive 10% off of you purchase during class, or during open studio. (Because we’re a non-profit, you never have to pay sales tax at SGS). When you buy glass at SGS, you save money and help support the glass arts. Thanks!


Class is subject to cancellation if minimum number of students is not met.


October 17
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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