Glass Skills Class: Sculptural Flameworking Techniques
Led by Carrie Fertig, this five day technical course will use the bench burner and hand torch to build skills for making sculpture in clear borosilicate glass. The course will cover health and safety of the studio, torch, canisters of gas, and the flameworker. We will concentrate on solid sculpting and building with glass rod and developing blowing skills with hollow glass.
The course will teach the use of the hand torch to enable larger-scale work. New assignments each day will build on and refine the previous skills learned. Evening activities include slide talks covering historical and contemporary flamework practice, discussions, and building your own studio. This course is suitable for all levels of experience but lots of individual attention will grow your abilities at every skill level.