Teen Vacation Week: Flameworking & Fused Glass

9 am to 4 pm Mon, Jul 29 - Thu, Aug 1, 2013

Venue: Diablo Glass School

123 Terrace St., Boston, MA 02120


Doris Martinez



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Class size Limit: 8 In this studio, teens will learn how to make beautiful glass beads at a stationary bench torch. They will be working on a mandrel, using soft glass to build these colorful glass pieces. After a discussion of studio set-up and safety, demonstrations will introduce students to the use of heat and gravity to shape molten glass. Demonstrations will alternate with working time. Dot application, marvering, stringers, annealing and bead cleaning, will be covered. Flame working takes glass into a small and delicate world, teens interested in focusing on color and fine details will enjoy the flame studio. In the afternoon students will move into the kiln forming studio. Here they will assemble pieces of glass that they will heat in the kiln to create a fused piece of glass. Their first assignment will be to make some pendants. They will learn basic glass cutting techniques, along with kiln forming and color theory. The pieces they will create are coasters and plates. Price: $545

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