Marbles 101 - 1 day workshop
Saturday June 6, 2009
10 am - 5 pm
$115.00 + Materials fee $30.00
This will be a fun workshop
which will cover all of the basics of making well shaped marbles. The workshop will be taught using borosilicate glass... however all of the techniques can be crossed over to soft glass with no problem. No experience with boro is required
(this is a good opportunity to try boro
There will be demonstrations and discussions of different techniques, followed by hands on time for the students to practice the demonstrated techniques. Initially we will start by learning to how gather the glass and begin shaping it into a form to apply the decoration. We will continue to shape it, learning to use marble molds to help refine the shape.
We will show you how to use punties (which are removable handles of glass or metal) to hold the marbles while working on them), both hot and cold seal techniques will be demonstrated and practiced. Finally we will show you how to properly finish the marble and remove the punty mark by flame-polishing. Safety will be stressed and we will show safe methods of transferring from punty to punty, without dropping the marbles onto the bench, your lap, or the floor.
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To register, please call -- 207-594-7805 -- and then fill out our enrollment form (here)
and fax or mail with payment info/check.