Angela Meier

Vessels & Bottles

​​Day 2 of 2-day Workshop

Silver Glass — Special Decorations

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4/1
​South Point Hotel, 
Exhibit Hall A

$220
Intermediate Level
Soft Glass

Jelveh Jafarian  

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4/1
​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A

$220
Advanced Level
Soft Glass

Sculpting Life in Glass

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4/1
​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A

$220
All levels
Soft Glass

​​Wednesday - April 1, 2020

Flower Compressions

Totem pendants are a wonderful way to group a small, related set of beads into a wearable statement. In this one day, projectoriented class you will learn how to create a pendant base on a wire loop onto which several more beads can be threaded after annealing. You will learn how to make several styles of bases, as well as decorated hollow and encased disc beads complementing the color scheme of the base. Simple techniques for making round hollow beads (with puckered ends) on a mandrel will be covered, as well as decoration techniques using encased stringer, dots, and more. Components will be made in the morning and after the kiln is crashed in the afternoon the pendants will be assembled along with accent beads. Both stainless steel and copper pendants will be made, and an option to electroform the copper pendants will be provided (they will be ready the following day). This is not an in-depth electroforming class, but the basics of the technique will be covered in sufficient detail for the students to prep their copper pendants to be electroformed. Everyone will complete at least one pendant, while some will complete a second or third in the time allotted in class.


Instructor web:  www.pattylakinsmith.com

In this class, we will temporarily leave our mandrels behind to translate our favorite bead designs into soft glass marbles. We will start with gathering glass and shaping using marble molds. You can expect to learn about hot and cold seals using both boro and soft glass punties. We will go over use of the larger diameter clear rods and how to prep them for the best clarity for use in a large lens of clear to magnify designs. We will work on encasing the entire marble in a thin layer of transparent. And, of course, we will go over removing that final punty mark and getting your finished marble into the kiln. All levels are welcome to this class, but intermediate levels will get the most out of it. Students will benefit from marble demos and guided assistance, but should bring their own favorite bead techniques to explore off mandrel.


Teacher provided supplies: Boro punties

Student provided supplies: Marble mold, marble tongs or hot fingers and a knife

Instructor web: facebook.com/HeatherBehrendt

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND OLYMPIC COLOR

This class gives you a wide palette of additional techniques in your work with silver glass. During this one day class you will blow shards, make simple and more complex twisted canes, you will pull one simple and one more elaborate murrini and, of course, you will use all these preparations in several beads. As an addition we will use some dichroic to add even more sparkle to your work. This way you will get a lot of design elements for your own bead designs.


Teacher provided supplies: Presses in Lentil and SSL shape, tubes to blow shards

Student provided supplies: Basic materials as glasses, tweezers, paddle and other favourite tools

Optional: Press in lentil or straight sided lentil shape from 25 to 36 mm (1” to 1 ½”) Two metal punties for twisties and murrine, tube to blow shards


Instructor web: www.perlaperla.ch


SPONSORED BY  FRANTZ ART GLASS

Totem Pendants

 Soft Glass Marbles

Leah Nietz

During the workshop we’ll sculpt a frog and octopus on the surface of a bead, and a chameleon on the tip of a mandrel. We will focus on working with a shape and proportions using different colors of glass. We will also use striking silver glass on the chameleon, learning how to use the special effects of this glass to change colors. Using stringers we will sculpt glass forms. After this class you will be able to create your own glass animal with your own special design.


Teacher provided supplies: Special leaf mashers

Student provided supplies: Glasses, tweezers & scalpels, metal pipe 6 mm hole, half-round mashers, glass cutter with discs 

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND FRANTZ ART GLASS

Class Location: South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY FRANTZ ART GLASS

Tatyana Boyarinova

Torch Workshops

Patty Lakinsmith 

Explore the world of glass blowing at the torch and create beautiful, miniature, wearable vessels and perfume bottles. Students will learn to blow an even glass bubble at the torch using hollow mandrels. The instructor will demonstrate how to create a beautiful form using various shaping techniques followed by the shaping of a neck, lip, and handles. Students will also learn how to create glass/cork stoppers to fit their vessels. We will explore a number of color, encasing and decorative design techniques throughout the class.


Teacher provided supplies: Corks, epoxy for glass, toothpicks, paper plates, tin foil, rubbing alcohol, cotton swabs, Dremel with a diamond reamer

Student provided supplies: Bring 5 to 10 hollow stainless steel tubes ⅜" diameter and 5 to 10 ¼" diameter. NOT Puffy mandrels or vessel mandrels. (available at: devardiglass.com/mandrels)

Graphite paddle, tweezers, frit tray, tungsten pick, marble mold with 10mm diameter, needle nose pliers (optional)

Materials kit: Fine silver mesh $4.50 per square (optional and can be purchased during the class)

Instructor web: www.leahnietz.com

SPONSORED BY  FRANTZ ART GLASS

Heather Behrendt

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9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4/1
​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A

$220
Intermediate Level
Soft Glass

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

2 Days: Tuesday, 3/31

and Wednesday, 4/1

South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A


$420 for 2 days

$4.50 for optional materials kit

payable to instructor in class


Intermediate Level

Soft Glass

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 4/1
​South Point Hotel, Exhibit Hall A
$220
Intermediate/Advanced Level
Soft Glass

SPONSORED BY DOUBLE HELIX GLASS

AND FRANTZ ART GLASS

Students will learn how to make soft glass flower compressions (same look as an implosion) off mandrel. Class projects are: compression flower on a bead, a flower pendant, ad finally a soft glass marble. This class is all about heat control, how to achieve the blooming of the flower compressions, how to keep the lens clean, and put it all together. Students will also learn which colors work best for compressions and implosions. 


Teacher provided supplies: A comprehensive hand out on the techniques used in class & silver glass frit

Student provided supplies: Glasses, tweezers, mashers, graphite paddle, a marble mold with 1/2 inch up to 1 inch holes, Stickers with your names, for marking mandrels, and any other favorite tools 


Instructor web: jelvehdesigns.com 

SPONSORED BY  FRANTZ ART GLASS