Session I: November 18 & 19, 2017 / Saturday-Sunday /10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (1/2 hour lunch break)
Material fee of $50.
Bring a lunch or cash as we will be ordering out for lunch.
Natural fabric clothing recommended. Please wear close-toed shoes and have hair pulled back.
WHAT TO BRING
-Up to 3 of your own previously made beads for possible electroforming (you will receive an email describing appropriate types prior to class).
-Organic material you want to electroform (e.g. seed pods, nuts, acorn caps). Patty will also be bringing some of these organic materials to class if you don’t have any.
-Round nose pliers
-Pin vases or other wire holding tools for making beads on headpins
-Flat/chain nose pliers
-Wire cutters (don’t have to be flush cutters)
ABOUT PATTY LAKINSMITH
I have been playing with hot glass for a while now. In 2003 I happened to take an introductory bead making class, and with great stress I produced a number of horrible UFOs (Unidentified Fried Objects). I was terrified of the flame, and completely useless. But there was no turning back; my curious passion for bead making was awoken and it has not slept since. It mystifies me to this day that I had never seen a lampwork bead before I took my first class, and would not see any for several months as I practiced cautiously in my garage.
One of the things I find so fascinating, so addictive about this art is that the possibilities are endless – countless colors, techniques, styles. I have been lucky to have taken classes from some amazing artists who have taught me a ton of amazing and endlessly useful things about fine silver, glass, electricity, color, and form.
I am a member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and Lampwork Etc., and am a registered Self Representing Artist (SRA #L-43).
When I’m not melting glass and making jewelry I enjoy cooking, gardening, fishing and hiking with my family and our exuberant chocolate lab, and most recently, raising chickens.