Introduction to Glassblowing: Fundamentals and Paperweights
Class Length: 3 hours
Schedule: By appointment
Paperweights are simple and beautiful; they are the perfect first project for learning the fundamentals of working with hot glass.
-gather molten glass out of the furnace
-apply color and add bubbles
-rotate the blow pipe evenly
-reheat the glass at the hole
-properly use tools to manipulate the molten glass.
These techniques are the foundation on which other classes and techniques are based. Students will leave with one or two paperweights, new skills and a new appreciation for the process of working with hot glass.
Color is not included but available for purchase.