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Tubing- Glassblowing at the Torch

December 29 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Tubing- Glassblowing at the Torch


Instructor Bronwen Heilman
December 15, 2016
Thursdays 5:30PM-9:30PM
See session dates below

This beginner level tubing class immerses students into borosilicate hollow work techniques. Over the next 4 classes, you will learn the basics needed to begin your journey as a a hollow form glass artists.


Skills to be Learned:

  • Pulling Points
  • Blowing a proper bubble
  • Bubble control
  • Two-Handed Rotation
  • Punting up to a bubble
  • Tearing off
  • Solid to hollow connections


Class projects may include:

  • Shot Glasses
  • Small Cups
  • Other Objects


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




Thursdays / 5:30
 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
December 15
December 22
December 29
January 5

There is a $45.00 material fee that is payable on the first day of class.

Other topics covered in this course: Safety (ventilation, eye ware, work station setup and ergonomics). Tools and how to use them effectively. Proper kiln usage, temperatures, and kiln programming 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).

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Some classes require protective eye wear (eye wear provided by SGS). All students required to wear closed toed-shoes.


Session I: July 7, 2016 / 4 Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session II: September 22, 2016 / 4 Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session III: December 15, 2016 / 4 Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


December 29
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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