Quills, Scales, Feathers & Fur - Joy Munshower Class Details

Quills, Scales, Feathers & Fur - Joy Munshower

50 star rating (2 reviews)

With:  Joy Munshower

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Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Instructor: Joy Munshower

Approx. Material Cost: Included

Experience Required: Intermediate to advanced experience recommended.

Type of Class: Lecture, demonstration and hands-on

Description: Flameworking guest artist Joy Munshower is back at Delphi to teach this new extraordinary class; hedgehogs, dragons, chickens and giraffe in bas-relief.
This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students. Students will be sculpting bas-relief style beads with an emphasis in surface texture detail and cane application. Students will learn how to sculpt Hedgehogs, Dragons, Rooster/Hen and a Giraffe from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. Students will also learn how to make complex canes and how to apply those to mimic “quills, scales and feathers”. A Giraffe will be taught to teach the students how to apply a coat pattern and how to create realistic wrinkles and hair texture. Students will also learn how to use specialty tools and scalpels to facilitate and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as in 3-D. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown.

Safety: Please do NOT wear open toed shoes or sandals, long pants are recommended but not mandatory. Natural fiber clothes are best, cotton, linen, etc. Long hair should be tied back. Safety glasses must be worn, glasses are provided in class if needed.

Tools & Materials Included: Use of torches and all materials included.

Additional Tools & Materials: Students should bring the tools they use regularly in their studios as well as their didymium glasses.

  • Category
  • Flameworking
  • Instructor
  • Joy Munshower
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  • Call: 800-248-2048 x3024

Class Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
  •   Amazing opportunity
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Pros : Small class size led to Joy being able to take her time and really show us a lot. My skill set improved greatly during this class. I absolutely want to take another class with Joy. I can't wait to get home and make some dragons and more!
Cons : The website listing had me a little confused, I thought it was 1 day, I was lucky I was able to adjust my schedule and take full advantage of this class with minimal work fuss.
Other Thoughts : Bring Joy back for next year and I will be sure to make the trip back! From a marketing perspective, if there was a collection of all the glass varieties needed to continue making these beads at home, I probably would have purchased it.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Class was a Blast!
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Pros : Joy is fun, patient, and really knows her stuff - from glass chemistry and the corresponding chemical reactions to all sorts of tip and tricks to make you a more efficient flame worker, and everything in between.
Cons : None, really. I came into this class with very basic abilities and still learned a lot from the class.
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