Glass Flameworking: Marbles & Mushrooms At Technocopia Downtown Makerspace

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Crafts - Class/Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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Technocopia in The Printer's Building
44 Portland Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Cost: $75-$120
Description: About this event

Are you fascinated by this old-world process that uses borosilicate glass, flames and gravity? Are you just curious about trying out Technocopia's Glass Shop? In this three-hour Artisan Workshop you will begin by receiving a brief studio orientation, safety training and demonstration of the Solid Sculpture project. The rest is hands-on torch time working on your very own glass creations. How is that done? Glass rods and colored frit (crushed glass) are heated and shaped in the two thousand degree flame of an oxygen-propane bench torch. Your new creations will be annealed in a kiln overnight and can be taken home the next day. Class size limited to 4 students. Open to members and non-members. Closed-toe shoes and natural fiber clothing are required.
Additional Information
No experience necessary for this class.
Private classes: Tool Trainings, Skill-Building Courses and Artisan Workshops are also available by appointment. For questions and scheduling please contact the Glass Shop Steward, Molly Jackson.
The glass shop and it's classes are for ages 12 or older only. Ages 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
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About This Instructor
Molly Jackson is Technocopia's Glass Shop creator, shop steward, primary glass artist, trainer and instructor. She studied flameworking for five years at The Worcester Center for Crafts under Sally Prasch. She started teaching flameworking in 2003. Molly has taught at The Worcester Center for Crafts and Snow Farm. Since 2003 her glass jewelry has been featured in international and domestic magazines (Vogues, Womens Wear Daily, Harper's Bazaar, Glass Quarterly, Modern Bride and many more), runways from Manhattans Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to Osaka, Japan, celebrities (Britney Spears, Ozzy Osborn and more) and sold in boutiques around the globe. 2015 brought her into a new venture of glass sculpture and installations. Most recently her pieces were accepted into the Now! New Works, New Artists exhibit.
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Phone: 774-420-2244
Entered by: Technocopia

Created: August 1, 2022 at 11:44 AM
Last Modified: August 1, 2022 at 1:34 PM

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