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Mastering Form and Complex Canes

  • B191545
  • Instructor: Frank Scott
  • Class Type: Glass/Lampworking
  • Date: Sat. June 8
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $249.00
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Description:
Learn how to form a variety of traditional bead shapes, and more importantly, how to retain these shapes while decorating the bead. After students have explored form, they will explore latticino, ribbon canes, optic molds, murrini, and dichroic stringers. The art of building complex canes comes from the rich heritage in Murano. Come share in the fun and be a part of this wonderful tradition. Class involves the use of a torch with open flame and gases. Wear safety (didymium) glasses, cotton clothing, and closed-toe shoes. Tie long hair back.
Students will Learn:
This class will review the fundamental strategies that are used to form glass and hold the desired shape while decorating the bead. More complicated shapes will be demonstrated in a clear manner so students can make the shapes after Frank’s demos. Cane making is a great discipline and can lead to new decorating techniques, as well as being an art in its own right. Finish up the class with a well-shaped bead that is decorated with cane that you made in class.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Didymium glasses, personal lampworking tools, tweezers, metal soup can.
Materials in Kit:
Glass rods, dichroic glass, pair of 1/8-in. stainless steel punties.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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