$525.00 – $575.00
Instructor: Bandhu Dunham
May 4-5, 2019
10AM – 5PM
(Visiting Artist Lecture on Friday, May 3rd at 6:00PM)
Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced skill level or approval from Flame Shop Director. (Students must be comfortable using borosilicate glass independently at the torch)
Material fee: Students may purchase glass at Sonoran Glass School (for 10% off reg. price) or bring their own. There may be a material/tool kit required. Students will be sent an email in the days before the first class.
About the Artist…
An internationally respected glass artist, author and teacher, Bandhu’s work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums in the US and abroad, and his Contemporary Lampworking books are the authoritative, standard instructional texts in the field.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1959, Bandhu began to teach himself lampwork technique in 1975, while still in high school. As an undergraduate at Princeton, he received informal training from the University’s glassblower before completing his apprenticeship under American and European masters at Urban Glass, the Pilchuck Glass School and the Penland School of Crafts. He regularly teaches workshops at craft schools and private studios around the United States and internationally including the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, The Penland School of Crafts and the Pilchuck Glass School. Bandhu has been a Visiting Foreign Instructor at Osaka University of Arts in Osaka, Japan, and has presented his work at numerous international conferences including The Glass Art Society, Ausglass, The International Festival of Glass, Kobe Lampwork Festa and Glassymposium Lauscha.
“As a kid, I always wanted to be a mad scientist or an alchemist. By fifteen, I had an extensive chemistry lab in my parents’ basement. Since the beakers at the hobby store were never cool-looking enough, I taught myself the basics of lampwork glassblowing. Later, I dropped out of Chemical Engineering at Princeton to become an artist.”
Material expenses are not included in the class price. You may bring your own glass, or purchase at the school (with a 10% discount on all glass sales during class). (This may change as we get closer to the class date)
Please bring your didynium glasses, tweezers, and all of your favorite tools. Sonoran Glass School has some tools you may use during class. If you want to bring your own torch, please have it on Male Quick Disconnects.
What to Wear:
Cotton or natural material tops and pants. Long pants are preferred. Close toe shoes. Hair pulled back. We have all of the tools you will need to start your journey with flame worked glass beads.
Number of people required for this class to go, so sign up now!:
Minimum of 6 people, Maximum 10 people
You are welcome to sign up for practice time during our discounted open studio times on Wednesdays from 5PM-9PM and Thursdays from 12PM-4PM.
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