[PA-NJ Glassblowers] Summer Classes at Philadelphia Glass Works

Tony Patti gaffer at glassblower.info
Fri Jun 6 21:34:05 EDT 2008

Forwarding PGW class information I received for bead making, 
lampworking, fusing & slumping...

Tony Patti
gaffer at glassblower.info

fused plates 


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Check out our new summer classes! 
Only $150- including all materials. 
To register, simply call us at:  215.627.3655. 
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at:  
info at phillyglassworks.com or give us a ring. 

Philadelphia Glass Works is open:
Monday-Saturday:  Noon-8pm
Sunday:  Noon-5pm.

3-Day Introduction to Bead Making
Tuesday - Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
June 10 -12
bead pic
Students interested in basic bead making will enjoy
this class.  In a hands-on learning environment, students will have a 
chance to apply new techniques to make beads of their own.  They will 
learn how to work with glass rods of various colors to form round beads 
on a mandrel.  Insturction will include color application and basic 
Instructor:  Eva Shelley

3-Day Introduction to Lampworking  
Wednesdsay - Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
June 18 -20
bead pic
This class is designed to give students a basic overview of 
lampworking.  Students will explore contemporary methods and techniques 
and learn about safety, torch set-up, flame adjustment, kiln, and tool 
usage.  The primary medium will consist of clear borosilicate glass, 
supplemented by color application.  Both solid rod and hollow tubing 
will be used.  Students will end the course with a finished marble or 
Instructor:  Mandy Carmichael

2-Day Introduction to Fusing & Slumping
Wednesday - Thursday, 6pm - 9pm
June 25 & 26
fused plates
Students will gain the basic knowledge of fusing and slumping glass.  A 
basic overview will be given on the different techniques used to fuse 
and slump glass.  Students will learn how to cut sheet glass, arrange it 
in a kiln and then slump it over a mold.  During the two-day class, four 
coasters and a plate will be produced.  Please note that more time might 
be needed for Day 2.  No prior glass experience necessary.  A maximum of 
7 students.

2-Day Hollow Bead Making
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
June 28 & 29
fused plates
This course covers the basics and MORE- working with colored glass rods 
to create shaped, patterned, and sculpted hollow beads.  This class will 
cover hollow beads and topics such as raking, swilring, timing and 
heating issues, and sculptural work.  Even though previous torch working 
experience is not a prerequisite for this course, the material covered 
will help intermediate students hone their skills and challenge 
themselves to create more complex, intricate projects and beads.
Instructor:  Kim Heuschkel


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