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Glass - Flameworking/Lampworking

Exploring Borosilicate Glass

This introductory class will give students the opportunity learn the basics of borosilicate glass. Students will learn how to how to melt solid glass, blow out hollow work and how to sculpt or shape glass. Coloring techniques will also be covered.



Dates & Times

November 12, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Flameworking in Borosilicate: Hollow Ornaments

This class will be a fun way to prepare for the holidays. Making both hollow round ornaments and snowmen.

The students will learn how to blow a round bubble to turn into an ornament, as well as how to sculpt a snowman out of solid glass rods.

Dates & Times

December 3, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampwork Beadmaking Students Open Studio Time

This Lampworking Open Studio is a time for Intermediate and Advanced students to practice what they have learned and make more beads.

Students must have taken at least one lampwork beadmaking class at the Schack or from Staci Adman.

Dates & Times

#1: October 7, Friday 12 noon-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: November 5, Saturday 12 noon-3 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

If you're fascinated by baubles, bangles, and beads, this one day class is for you. You will make many glass beads as you learn the basic skills of heating Moretti (soft) glass, applying it to a mandrel, and shaping it with tools.

Dates & Times

#1: September 17, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: December 17, Saturday 10 am-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Lampworking: Spooky Glass

This class will cover making solid charms that are Halloween themed. These charms can be made into earrings or pendants. Witches hats, ghosts, tombstones, and whatever other spooky things you can think of!

Dates & Times

October 8, Saturday 12 noon-6 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Mariah Cavanagh
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Tiny Glass Hearts - An Intro to Lampwork Glass

Creating tiny glass hearts is a fun introduction to sculpting with glass. Using rods of borosilicate glass and bench-mounted flameworking torches, students will learn how to melt and shape glass. Different methods of applying color will be covered.

Dates & Times

December 10, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

Tiny Glass Pumpkins - An Intro to Lampwork Glass

Create small glass pumpkins by heating glass rods in the flame of a bench-mounted torch and transferring the molten gather onto the end of a stainless steel mandrel. Learn to control the glass and form it into a sphere which can then be shaped into a pumpkin while still molten. A great introduction to the basics of manipulating hot glass on a very small scale!

Dates & Times

#1: October 1, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio

#2: October 29, Saturday 1-4 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Staci Adman
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio