$525.00 – $575.00
Instructor: Beau Barrett
Oct. 19 & 20 2019 (with a lecture on Oct. 18 at 6:30)
Sat, & Sunday; 10AM – 5PM
Prerequisite: advanced-beginner/intermediate skill level or flame shop directors approval.
(advanced- beginner/intermediate means you are comfortable using borosilicate glass at the torch)
Material fee: Purchase glass at the school, or bring your own.. I may be putting together a kit, and will let you all know the price as we get closer to the class date.
Evolution of Blown Boro Beads and Small Scale Tubing Techniques
This course will begin with a focus on the key fundamentals of working with borosilicate glass tubing and how to apply them for creating nicely shaped blown boro beads. We will then move on to cover basic and more advanced pattern, color, and shaping techniques. Creating beads this way gives the maker a great deal of freedom in regards to shape, size and applicable techniques such as; incalmo, line twists, inside work and the many virtues of shaping with air.
- We will cover Pulling and prepping points and attaching blow tubes.
- Crucial tools.
- Inside and outside decorating techniques; dots, lines, frit, fuming.
- Working characteristics of various colors, and how to get the most from them.
- Color Theory.
- Small scale incalmo techniques.
- Shapes, how to arrive at and finish them.
Course Level – Intermediate
Beau Barrett has been working glass for over 20 years. With beginnings in 104COE glass mandrel beads, he has worked hard to branch out as a rule over the years. Always looking to learn new techniques, discover new designs and execute ideas that express a love for the pursuit of knowledge, form, nature, pattern, color, and a will to live. He primarily works with borosilicate glass with a primary focus on hollow blown beads, expressive vessels, and drinkware. He works side by side, everyday with his wife Shani who makes wonderful 104 glass beads that shimmer with the metallic magic of a variety of reduction glasses. From their home (Port Townsend Washington) studio they work hard to become more of who they are and encourage their son Atom to do the same. Evolving Creations Lampwork
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.
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 7 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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