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Borosilicate Part C: Advanced Solid Work


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

Borosilicate Part C is a continuation of Borosilicate Part BOver the next four classes, you’ll focus on solid borosilicate with more advanced techniques. This class is also stepping stone to other more advanced workshops.


Topics include:

  • More color techniques
  • Advanced compression
  • Advanced color applications
  • Shaping gathers
  • Welds
  • Fuming with Silver and Gold
  • Achieving proper color from ambers/purples
  • Pattern techniques
  • Pinwheels
  • Spinning Tops
  • Geometric shapes
  • Honeycombs
  • Raking
  • Advanced implosions
  • Advanced sculpture
  • Dichroic use in Vortex Marbles
  • Dichroic use without “burn-out”


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 B or instructor approval is required to take this course.



Tuesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6

There is a $55.00 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).

Additional Notes: All materials and safety equipment included with the material fee. We supply all of the glass. You don’t have to try to figure out what colors you might want to use. 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!

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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: September 7 – September 13, 2016 / Days Vary / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Session II: November 15 – December 6, 2016 / 4 Tuesdays / 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.