Lampwork/Glass Beads

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Lampwork Beads II - Ann Royer
This Intermediate Class is intended for those with previous flame-work experience. After a review of bead basics. You will create beads and sculptures using more difficult techniques. The interests of the class members will determine which of the many techniques will be taught in each class. Some techniques to choose from: sculpture flowers various encasing techniques large hollow beads small sculptures vessels off-mandrel pieces buttons and ring tops. A kit is supplied for student use that contains didymium glasses and basic tools, but you are encouraged to bring your own favorite tools. An OptiVISOR, clip-on magnifier, or similar vision enhancement is recommended. The class fee of $90.00 for glass and other supplies. More glass will be on hand for purchase. Students may bring their own glass as well. E-mail questions to aroyer55@gmail.com.

Prerequisite: Prior Lampwork experience. If you question whether you belong in this class, please email the instructor with your background.

Lab Fee: $90.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: Prior lampwork experience contact instructor

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Lampwork Beads II - Corina Tettinger
If I can believe my mom, I was an artist at the tender age of 1 1/2. I started out with paper and crayons, and worked my way through yarn, pottery, silver smithing, sewing, you name it. But as a proper German child, I gave in to my parents wishes and went to law school. I discovered bead making at the age of 35- and never looked back. But more so than MAKING beads, I am passionate about teaching what I know to fellow Beadmakers around the worldI am very much looking forward to experiencing the special atmosphere at William Holland.

Lab Fee: $400.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Two Lampwork I classes not for beginners

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Lampwork Beads II - Electroforming - Georgia Van Zyle
Exploring Electroforming on Lampwork Beads:
We will explore the process of electroforming on glass beads in this class. While making lampwork beads to electroform you will work on advancing your skills in heat control, working with larger focal beads, and bead shaping. Electroforming a bead takes preparation and many hours in the electroforming bath. Bring a large bead to class with you on Sunday night so that we can prepare it and be ready to begin electroforming it Monday morning. We will try to get one bead electroformed each full day of class. You should bring your own mandrels and tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing must be worn. The lab fee covers the materials and use of specialized tools needed to complete class projects.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Lampwork I and 100 hours of torch time outside of class

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Lampwork Beads II - Large Beads and Organics - Judy Peppers
Focus will be on large beads and organics. Bring any of your own towels, glasses, etc. Lab fee includes all materials necessary to complete class projects. Closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing must be worn. Call if you have any questions. 828-361-3100

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Lampwork Beads I or prior experience

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Lampwork I - Cindy Reed
Beginning students will learn about studio set up with an emphasis on safety. You will then move on to working with hot glass, learning how to pull stringers and twisties. Next we make beads using the stringers to add embellishments to your works of art. You will learn to make basic bead shapes as well as some sculptural items like fish. Metal leaf/foil, encasing, raking, working with frit will also be covered. You are encouraged to turn your treasures into wearable art using wire, chain, Swarovski crystals, etc. (available for purchase or you can bring your own). You are welcome to bring your own Didymium glasses, tools, glass (104 COE) and supplies. Students must wear 100% cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes. Lab fee covers glass, mandrels, consumables, and some other useful tools. Additional materials and supplies are for sale from the instructor. Maximum of 6 students

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0-$40
Prerequisites: None

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Lampwork I & II - Judy Kelly
In Lampwork I and II, Ms. Kelly has students at different experience levels. She strives to make sure each student is provided with challenging projects and techniques that will increase their level of expertise. She wants students to leave with an increased ability and be excited to come back and learn more. Students should be able to complete their class projects for the week without additional costs. However, many enthused students do buy material for take home projects.

Lab Fee: $125.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0+
Prerequisites: None

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Lampwork II - Exploring Reactive Silver Glass - Georgia Van Zyle
Students in this intermediate/advanced class will explore working with reactive silver glass. You will learn techniques to work with both reducing and striking glass while working on advancing your skills in heat control, bead shaping and encasing. You should bring your own mandrels and tools. Didymium glasses, closed-toe shoes and 100% cotton clothing must be worn. The lab fee includes all materials necessary to complete class projects except for mandrels.

Lab Fee: $150.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $0
Prerequisites: Lampwork I and 100 hours of torch time outside of class

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