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The Lampworking Basics class is an introduction to working with the torches and tools available in the Glass Arts Studio. The instructor will demonstrate and then guide you through very basic torchworking skills.
You will have time to practice pulling stringer from rod, creating a bead, or just melting glass to create shapes. This class also covers personal safety while operating the torches as well as studio safety and operational policies of the Glass Arts Studio.
Successful completion of this class will allow you to use the torches in the Studio during Monitored or Open Studio Access for your own projects.
This is a one-day class. Any items left for annealing (heating the glass) can be picked up the next day. The class is 4 ½ hours long allowing time for a break. You are encouraged to bring a snack.
The material fee (included in the price of class) covers the cost of glass rods and a fresh tank of liquid oxygen.
Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
Instructor: William Miller grew up in Virginia and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with his B.F.A. in Craft and Material Studies and a minor in Art History. He has studied at the Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft, and the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. The artist currently resides in Seattle where he works in the vibrant glassblowing community, is a talented cold worker, and continues to explore his artistic voice.
Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. For safety reasons, cotton clothing is advised when working with torches, and long hair should be pulled back. Thank you.