Skill Level: Open to all
Come and explore the world of flameworking glass for the Holidays! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create glass ornaments and decorations.
Shop maintenance and safety will be covered. Students will primarily be using borosilicate glass, the new material on the block that allows for beautiful swirls of color. Students will make basic beads, shaped beads, patterns, and learn different ways of applying glass to get different colors.
This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects.
Materials: A materials fee of $40 is included in your tuition. That covers a materials kit of glass rods, frits, bead release, and mandrels. There will be the option to purchase additional colors and types of glass by the rod if you would like. If you think you might like to purchase additional glass during class, please bring cash or check.
Supplies: If you have any bead presses or other tools, feel free to bring them to class. Everything needed for this workshop will be provided, however.
About the Instructor: Jessica Keemer
Jessica is an award-winning artist who is also a Master Artisan of the Guild. She received her BFA and art education degree from Millersville University. She has taken classes in Corning, NY and Peter’s Valley. She currently teaches glass and enameling at different schools. She is also a self-employed artist. Her artwork is inspired by all the beauty around us, especially the wonders of the ocean, the beauty of a new blossoming flower, and our spiritual universe.