Glass Workshops

 

Summer 2014 Non-credit Workshop Proposal

 

Found Glass Kiln Techniques

Instructor: Jenna Efrein
Dates: May 16, 17, 18, 19. Friday through Monday (4 days) 10am to 4pm each day.

 

This four-day workshop uses found glass for a variety of kiln techniques. Beginning with the lost wax process of casting, students will learn how to make two part molds of objects or small-scale sculptures cast them in wax and re-invest for kiln casting. Mold making, fritting and glass measuring, firing, and, annealing will be covered. While these pieces are in the kiln we will create many different frit sizes (small pieces of glass) to fuse and slump into dishes exploring texture, pattern, and form. As pieces emerge from the kiln basic cold working and adhesion finishing techniques will be covered. Feel free to bring your own found glass to use for casting. All levels welcome. No experience required.

 

Cost: $395.00

 

 

Fused Glass Penny Tiles

Instructor: Deb DiMarco
Dates: May 23 & 24. 10am to 4pm each day.

 

Learn to cut glass by using a circle cutter and by hand. Make and fuse small circles into Penny Tiles that can be used architecturally and decoratively. No experience necessary.

 

Cost: $180.00

 

 

Recycled Glass Jewelry

Instructor: Deb DiMarco
Dates: May 31 & June 1. 10am to 4pm each day.

 

Create glass jewelry by using found glass and recycled bottles in this 2 day class. Bring your own glass or use the provided donated glass, learn to make your own frit pounder and fuse the glass into molds to make pendants, pins, bracelets and more. No experience necessary.

 

Cost: $170.00

 

 

Glass Lathe Techniques in Science and Art

Instructor: Dennis Briening
Dates: June 20 & 21, 10am to 5pm each day

 

This 2 day workshop will give participants hands on experience using a glass lathe. Techniques to be included are straight seals, side seals, ring seals, use of flasks and standard taper glass joints, flame and oven annealing, straightening and alignment of glass parts. A variety of lathes and torches will be used to allow participants to benefit from various types of equipment and torch types. No experience necessary. (8 student max)

 

Cost: $375.00

 

 

Introduction to Scientific and Artistic Flameworking

Instructor: Dennis Briening
Dates: June 24 & 25, 10am to 5pm each day

 

This 2 day hands on flameworking course will focus on techniques and materials used in scientific glassblowing but also beneficial to artistic endeavors. We will practice bends, blowing vessels, side seals, ring seals, sealing of ground glass joints and wrapping glass coils around mandrels. Flame annealing, oven annealing as well as many other techniques will be practiced and discussed. No experience necessary. (12 student max)

 

Cost: $375.00 (This is tentative, waiting on some information.)

 

 

Flameworked Glass beads - Beginner

Instructor: Amy Lemaire
Dates: June 13, one day, 10am to 4pm

 

Students will learn the basics of flameworking by learning to fabricate glass beads. A variety of shaping and surface embellishments will be covered, including dots, lines, encasing with clear, surface marbling, drawing swirls and flowers. We will use soft glass. (COE 104) No experience necessary. (10 student max)

 

Cost: $145.00

 

 

Signature Murrini Cane

Instructor: Amy Lemaire
Dates: June 27, one day, 10am to 4pm

 

Murrini chips can add a unique signature to your glass pieces. Learn to make a customized glass murrini cane with your initials. Using a Carlisle torch, we will hand-sculpt glass rods into your initials and then stretch into a tapered cane. The murrini slices are a great way to add your signature to your beads, and glasswork of all sizes. Note: we will use Effetre glass (COE 104). Please bring Bullseye or Uruboros rods (COE 90) if you would like to make cane to incorporate into fused projects, or borosilicate glass (COE 33) if you prefer. Some flameworking experience preferred. (10 students max)

 

Cost: $145.00

 

 

Glass Beads Part 1 – Basic Techniques

Instructor: Amy Lemaire
Dates: July 15, 16, 17. 10am to 4pm each day.

 

Students will learn the basics of flameworking by learning to fabricate glass beads. A variety of shaping and surface embellishments will be covered, including dots, lines, encasing with clear, surface marbling, drawing swirls and flowers, and coldworking the beads to a clean finish. We will be using Effetre glass (COE 104) No experience necessary. (10 students max)

 

Cost: $365.00

 

 

Glass Beads Part 2: Sculptural Beads

Instructor: Amy Lemaire
Dates: July 21, 22, 23. 10am to 4pm each day.

 

This class will prepare students to fabricate complex bead forms. We will cover hollow construction, adding bits, preparing and applying murrini cane. The third day we will put it all together and make a sculptural turtle bead, combining many of the techniques practiced on days one and two. We will be using Effetre glass (COE 104) (Prerequisite: some flameworking experience necessary, should be comfortable working at the torch.) (10 students max)

 

Cost: $365.00

 

 

Glassblowing Boot Camp

Instructor: Jenna Efrein
Dates: Aug. 25 to 29, 2014. 10am to 4pm each day.

 

A great introduction to the hot shop for beginning glassblowers. Learn the basics of making glass objects out of the furnace. Perfect for students preparing to take Glassblowing I in the Fall semester or for anyone interested in trying their hand at furnace working for the first time. No experience necessary.

 

Cost: $395.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop Registration

for more information call 856.351.2651 or email mhassler@salemcc.edu.