Monday, March 23, 2009

Arrow Springs Explore the Magic of Silver Glass Workshop

Perhaps some of you would like to join us for a weekend of fun!?!

Explore the Magic of Silver Glass with Hayley

In this two-day workshop, you will explore the many facets of working with silver glass. For reducing silver glass you will learn how to work with different reduction flames, varying length of reducing time, and changing placements and positions of the bead in the flame, to achieve various results. For striking silver glass you will learn how to achieve and recognize the "first strike," thus enabling you to duplicate the striking sequence on your own.

Once the basic technique of working with silver glass is achieved, you will learn the different ways of using silver glass to expand your repertoire. Some of the techniques we will cover include encasing silver glass, surface decoration with silver glass – stringers, shards and twisties, and using silver glass in gravity swirls. In addition to how to achieve the best results with this mysterious glass, special emphasis will be placed on design and perfect bead shaping. With the exception of the initial instruction on how to strike and reduce spacer beads, you will be making large bicone/tubular shaped beads.

Students should be at an intermediate skill level and comfortable working on a propane/oxygen mix torch.

See Hayley's website.

Two day class. Class hours are 9 to 5, lunch included.
Cost is $425 and includes all materials.

December 5 & 6, 2009

1 comment:

Stephanie Bonniwell said...

I am very excited for you to host this workshop! The participants will be thrilled with the wealth of info they will gain after taking your class. :)