Bronwen Torchworking Boro B Flame SHop

Borosilicate Part B: Intermediate Techniques


Instructor Bronwen Heilman
October 18, 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.
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8

Wednesdays / 5:30
 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 28

There is a $50.00 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!

Please Read:

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


Session I: July 20 – August 17, 2016 / 4 Wednesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session II: October 18 – November 8, 2016 / 4 Thursdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session III: December 7 – December 28, 2016 / 4 Wednesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.