In this 2-day class, we will learn to create sculptural marine vignettes in the flame that look realistic! We will start with deb's famous lifelike soft glass fish on mandrels on day one, learning how to keep all those fins and tails HOT! Day 2 we use borosilicate glass to create the marine flora, such as kelp, coral, sponges and more! We will then make starfish and nudibranchs (sea slugs). They will then be fitted to your own display wood burl, coral or driftwood base. All pieces can be rearranged. It will be fun interactive piece! Plus the individual boro pieces can be easily repaired if needed! Deb shares the secrets to her lifelike vignettes, we discuss how to best execute each component with her favorite books and dive cards as references! Take that next step in your glass journey, just dive in!
Students will need to have their own base for the display: burl, (dome shaped growth on the trunk of a tree), driftwood or coral. Base will need to be easy to drill out. Some base options will be available to purchase from Delphi.
Tools & Materials Included: Use of torches and all materials are included.(except base as noted above)
Sunday - Monday, Oct 28-29