Glass Beadmaking Lampwork Class,
Following a brief introduction of equipment and safety information, Christina will teach you how to make basic wound beads by melting glass in the torch flame and wrapping it onto a stainless steel mandrel. A variety of techniques will be learned from shaping the beads, pulling stringers, adding dots, feathering, encasing, and adding surface decorations.
You will be learning on an oxygen/propane torch in a studio setting with proper ventilation, seating, tools, equipment, safety, and an annealing oven.
Given that the beads need to anneal and cool down slowly in the kiln, your beads will be available at a later date for you to learn how to clean them and take them home. Accommodations may be made for the beads to be mailed to you.
Location: San Diego
Time: call to schedule your class
Class Hours: 6 hours with lunch break (bring your lunch)
An email will be sent to you after transaction with further information about the class.
Christina has her AA in Jewelry Design, and while working on her degree she became fascinated with art glass. She began taking glass classes and has studied lampworking and glassblowing. She has been creating jewelry designs since 1997, and she's been teaching glass beadmaking since 2000.