$800.00 – $850.00
Instructor: Emilio Santini
September 13, 14 & 15 2019 (with a lecture on Thursday September 12 at 6:30)
Friday, Saturday, & 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 or a list, and will let you all know the price as we get closer to the class date.
The Venetian Way and More
The class will focus mostly on goblet-making at the torch the Venetian
way with Pyrex.
We will spend the first couple of hours covering the basics of
point-pulling, centering the bubble, blowing a perfect sphere and then
move quickly to blow, shape and open the cup with jacks. After that we
will learn to set up the right shapes for a foot and learn to open it
with jacks or by spinning it. Hollow stems and solid stems will be
demonstrated and then assembled to create Venetian goblets.
Time permitting, I will demonstrate the human form for use as a goblet
stem or as a free-standing sculpted figure and other objects
characteristic of the Venetian lampworking tradition.
Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, Va. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.
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). (A glass list will be posted here 30 days prior to class).
Please bring your didynium glasses, tweezers, and all of your favorite tools. You will also need: Jacks, and diamond shears. If you bring your own torch, please have it connected to quick disconnects, and have an L-marver on top of your torch.
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 8 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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