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Lampworking, also called Flameworking or Torch work,  is the ancient art of melting glass to form shapes.  It uses a gas (propane or natural gas) and oxygen torch to produce a flame hot enough to melt glass. Classes include all glass, supplies, tools and FUN!


Classes Offered

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Beginning Pendant Workshop

1 DAY

$35 for Members
$60 for Non-members

Have you seen the beautiful pendants created in our FireWorks programs? Here’s your chance to learn the basic skills of manipulating borosilicate glass in the torch to create a variety of pendant designs. You’ll have time to make 2 to 4 pendants in your 3 hour class, what a great way to personalize your gift giving this year!

Instructor: Kyle Walters

  • Wednesday, September 17, 6 - 9 PM (FS1442)
  • Thursday, October 9, 6 - 9 PM (FS1443)
  • Wednesday, December 17, 6 - 9 PM (FS1445)
  • Wednesday, January 7, 6 - 9 PM (FS1503)

Prerequisite: Age 14 and up, no experience necessary.
Maximum: 8 students

 
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Lampworking I

1 DAY

$100 (Members)
$140 (Non-members)

3 WEEKS

$140 (Members)
$180 (Non-members)

Learn the nine essentials for working glass in the flame. Class will focus on fundamentals of flamework as they apply to the creation of solid glass art items like round, flat or oval pendants, flowers, fish, turtles or snails.

  • 1 DAY: Saturday, March 14, 10 AM - 4 PM (FS1507)
Instructor: Sue Bombardt
Prerequisite: Age 16 and up. No experience necessary.  
Maximum: 6 students
  • 3 WEEKS: Tuesdays, February 3 - 17, 6 - 9 PM  (FS1502)
  • 3 WEEKS: Tuesdays, April 14 - 28, 6 - 9 PM  (FS1504)
Instructor: Michael Fortin   
Prerequisite: Age 14 and up. No experience necessary.
Maximum: 6 students
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Lampworking II

3 WEEKS

$140 (Members)
$180 (Non-members)

Continue to build on previously learned fundamentals of borosilicate flameworking. Learn control of flame characteristics (oxidizing, reducing, neutral) relating to lustering glass. Explore encasement for stringers, simple latticino (twisties), and how to incorporate these techniques into solid work. You will have time to practice during class.
  • Tuesdays, March 3 - 17, 6 - 9 PM  (FS1505)
  • Tuesdays, May 12 - 26, 6 - 9 PM  (FS1506)
Instructor: Michael Fortin & Dan Foster
Prerequisite: Age 14 and up, Lampworking I or equivalent
Maximum: 6 students
 
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Advanced Lampworking

3 WEEKS

$140 (Members)
$180 (Non-members)

Students will learn how to use borosilicate tubing to create an implosion pendant. Next, you will learn how to blow and shape tubing to create various objects and vessels such as drinking glasses and candle holders.

  • Tuesdays, January 6 - 20, 6 - 9 PM (FS1501)
  • Tuesday, March 24 - April 7, 6 - 9 PM (FS1508)
Instructor: Dan Foster
Prerequisite: Age 18 and up, Lampworking II
Maximum: 6 students
 
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Marble Madness

1 DAY

$90 for Members
$110 for Non-members

Techniques explored will depend on the students’ interest and skill level and could include use of a pin frog, vortex, filigree, honeycomb, implosion, and floral as well as multiple-surface decoration techniques.  Students can expect to make 3 to 5 marbles in this class.

  • Sunday, March 22, 10 AM - 4 PM (FS1509)
  • Sunday, April 19, 10 AM - 4 PM (FS1510)
Instructor: David Martin
Prerequisite: Age 14 and up, Lampworking I or instructor’s approval
Maximum: 6 students
 
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Date Night - Personalized Wine Goblets*

1 DAY

$140 for Members
$170 for Non-members per couple

Design and create your own wine goblet stems with a variety of colors and designs to choose from or bring your own ideas. You will learn to manipulate borosilicate glass in the flame of a torch to create your stems. Then watch as the artist combines your stem with the goblet cups and feet which have been handmade prior to your class. Come learn the basics of torchwork and build a set of goblets for yourself or as a gift.

  • Saturday, Dec. 13, 5 - 7 PM (FS1439) FULL!
  • Friday, February 20, 6 - 8 PM (FS1511)
  • Friday, March 13, 6 - 8 PM (FS1512) FULL!
  • Friday, April 17, 6 - 8 PM (FS1513)
  • Saturday, May 9, 5 - 7 PM (FS1514)
Instructor: Dan Foster
Prerequisite: Age 18 & up. No experience necessary.
*This two-hour class makes a wonderful gift for that special couple. It can also be scheduled by appointment. (FS1515)
 
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