Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Kazumi Svenson July 16 - 17, 2022

about this workshop

This two-day intensive class will introduce basic methods of working glass over a torch in the context of glass bead making. Various techniques of manipulating design and color will be explored. Students will learn how to set up a flame station, torch selection, how to release the beads and how to create special designs, such as dots and twists in their beads and annealing. Kazumi will demonstrate advanced techniques as well. Students will leave with colorful examples of their new skill and a load of information so they can continue creating beautiful glass beads at home. Glass bead making is an easy and somewhat inexpensive hobby to do at home.

Unique Instructor Kazumi Kobayashi Svenson

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$390 tuition + $200 materials
materials consisting of a torch, gas and glass

Key Points:
*Setting up a flame working bench
*Different types of torches and tools
*Glass and color (Moretti soft glass will be used)
*Mandrel and bead release
*Forming the bead
*Coloration and design (dots, zig zagging, twisting, dragging and masking)
*Annealing in kiln
*Preparing the beads for stringing or mount

Workshop Days: Saturday & Sunday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

Introduction to Glass Bead Making with Kazumi Svenson July 16 - 17, 2022


Availability: Open

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