Glass blowing beginners
25 February @ 9:00 am - 27 February @ 5:00 pm| Day 1 $300 per person (includes all materials & tools needed) Day 2 & Day 3 $390 per person per day (includes all materials & tools needed)
Glass blowing: the basics for beginners
Tutor: Davide Penso, Murano, Venice, Italy
Davide Penso is an internationally recognised jewellery designer and glass artist who has taught widely in Europe and the USA.
1, 2 or 3 day program
Day 1 – 25 February 2019
Basic skills for glass blowing. Using the mini blow pipe, gathering glass on the pipe, holding the pipe correctly and inflating the gather. This is essential experience prior to Days 2 & 3. Tutor: Glenda Mac Naughton, Dax Studio, Drysdale.
Day 2 – 26 February 2019
Venetian-style techniques for blowing transparent plain glass round beads and creating even shapes – using shears and the soffiato to create beads. Tutor: Davide Penso
Day 3 – 27 February 2019
Simple techniques for decorating blown beads. Tutor: Davide Penso
Please note: Experience of lampworking with soft glass COE 104 is required. You must attend Day 1 is you have no prior glass blowing experience. Day 2 and Day 3 only are suitable if you have some glass blowing experience and wish to strengthen basic skills and/or need a refresher.