Instructor: Jessica Keemer
Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Come and explore the world of glass bead-making! From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders, and bicones. Shop maintenance and safety will be covered. Students will primarily be using borosilicate glass, the new material on the block that allows for beautiful swirls of color. Students will make basic beads, shaped beads, patterns, and learn different ways of applying glass to get different colors.
This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have taken previous Flameworking Glass Bead classes, this class will build on your previous session.
Materials: A materials fee of $40 is included in your tuition. That covers a materials kit of glass rods, frits, bead release, and mandrels. There will be the option to purchase additional colors and types of glass by the rod if you would like. If you think you might like to purchase additional glass during class, please bring cash or a check.
Supplies: If you have any bead presses or other tools, feel free to bring them to class. Everything needed for this workshop will be provided, however.
About the Instructor: Jessica Keemer
Jessica is an award-winning artist who is also a Master Artisan of the Guild. She received her BFA and art education degree from Millersville University. She has taken classes in Corning, NY, and Peter’s Valley. She currently teaches glass and enameling at different schools. She is also a self-employed artist. Her artwork is inspired by all the beauty around us, especially the wonders of the ocean, the beauty of a newly blossoming flower, and our spiritual universe.
The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen does not provide cash refunds for the cancellation of classes unless the class is canceled by the instructor or the Guild.
In order to request a withdrawal from a workshop, students must contact the Guild by phone at 717-431-8706 or contact us here at least 7 days prior to the class. Students who request a withdrawal at least 7 days prior to the class will receive a credit that can be used toward another workshop. No refunds or transfers will be given to cancellation requests made with less than 24 hours’ notice of the class.
Please note that we are unable to provide refunds for missed classes due to personal scheduling conflicts. If you are sick with Covid-19 or believe that you may have been recently exposed, please email email@example.com.
Flameworking Glass Beads
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: PA Guild of Craftsmen
Venue Phone: 717-431-8706
Venue Website: www.pacrafts.orgAddress: