Tue Oct 18 6pm —
Workshop - GlassWorks
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
||Lampworking 201 - Stringer madness.. make Stringer, Latticino and Filigrano and start using Murrini
Cancellations for this event must be made before October 16, 2022 — 6:00pm.
There are no more spaces available for this event.
About this Event
Glass Beadmaking 201 Stringer, Latticino, Filigrano and intro to Murrini
During this class we continue your glass path and learn more about how to make and use stringers, twisties/latticino, filigrano and introduce you to using millefiori/murrini.
Safety, History and Basic Techniques will not be taught. You should be comfortable making a bead and know the basics of pulling stringer BEFORE taking this class.
Take home all the stringer you make immediately and any murrini cane or glass beads will be available the next day for pickup as usual. We are using the annealer for this class to reduce breakage.
Please bring a container to take home your glass rods and stringers. A great container is a welding rod storage tube available at most hardware stores or welding supply stores. An alternative is a tall jerky container but is is better for just stringers as it cannot handle the weight of several pounds of rods. (I personally use both)
Class fee - $50 to be paid to the instructor at the beginning of the class
(Classes are going to be kept small for better instruction, email me for private classes)
Gas - Student are to bring at least 1 1lb canister of Mapp Gas (Propylene) with them to the class, 2 or 3 canisters are preferred. You will probably only use up 1 canister but due to tank frosting it is better to use up 1/2 of 2 separate tanks. Mapp Gas can be purchased from most hardware stores in the Welding or Plumbing sections. Look for the yellow canisters.
Glass - we will be working with 104 COE Moretti/Effetre glass rods. Specific colors will be provided as they are easier to work with. (You are welcome to bring glass from home to work with see me to discuss glass compatibility.)
Special Considerations and Warnings
Please NOTE - Working with molten glass in inherently dangerous. You will get burned at some time by your glass. We will do everything we can to reduce and avoid it but it is at your own risk.
Minors can only attend with parental approval and supervision.
Please wear ALL NATURAL FIBERS and CLOSED TOE SHOES. eg. Jeans sneakers and a cotton or linen shirt are fine. Good skin coverage is highly recommended, avoid low cut necklines. Glass can and will shoot small high temperature frit that can melt synthetic fibers to your skin.
Eye protection will be provided however if you have your own didymium or sodium flare glasses you are welcome to bring and use them.