Blown Globes - 2 Ways Class Details

Blown Globes - 2 Ways

30 star rating (1 reviews)
One Day Only: 

Where:  Delphi's Lansing Creativity Center

When:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor: Val Oswalt-De Waard
Approx. Material Cost: $0

Experience Required: No previous flameworking or glass blowing is required.

Type of Class: Demonstration and hands-on project

Class Description: Blow some Glaskolben tubes for ornaments and  to fuse into a decorative plate.  Students will blow a few glass globes, keeping some as ornaments and or using the less than perfect ones to decorate a clear colorful abstract plate .  Make your own one of a kind accent plate by fusing some of the blown glass globes, glass frit  and glass stringer to a clear base piece of glass.  No glass fusing experience is necessary.  All materials are included.

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: 
Each student will have the use of a complete workstation, including torch, hand tools and glass. Glaskolben pre-blown clear glass cylinders Glass frit Safety glasses will be provided.

Additional Tools & Materials: none

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  • Flameworking
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Class Reviews

2 out of 5 stars
2 out of 5 stars
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Pros : The process was explained in great detail with the needed examples and explanations given as to why things are done to prevent errors or injury and produce a successful glass blown globe. We got to create a plate out of the glass globes that were unsuccessful to keep.
Cons : We had an hour of lecture and demonstration and we were only allowed 5 glass blown globes to try in a limited amount of time (15 min). I felt rushed and pressured to get them done as quickly as I could so we could get the plate of the globes that failed. The Frit selection was depleted from the last class and was not replenished and with the limited time given to create our globes and plate, I felt we were not able to really explore or create our plates or globes to our ideal design with the limited time given.
Other Thoughts : Class should have been 3 hrs so that Val could have her hour to explain the process and reasons for these process, and we had time for us to try more glass blowing an 5 globes and then create our plate out of our less successful attempts. We should have had more than 5 attempts to create glass globes.
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