Glass Torchwork for Beginners with Jeri Warhaftig
This two-day beginner’s weekend workshop offers the opportunity to learn glass torchwork "hands-on" in a structured, individualized setting.
No experience is necessary and students will work under the guidance of an experienced torchworker and instructor, using professional torches to learn basic torchworking techniques.
Topics covered include—Safety, glass chemistry, kiln annealing, design, surface decorations, glass manipulation, metal foils, tips and tricks, tools, and areas for further study. Beginners with a little experience have a chance to move their skills to the next level and explore more advanced techniques. These elements can be incorporated in fused glass kilnwork.
Students typically complete 12-20 twisties, stringers, and beads in a weekend.
Workshop Fees Include—Glass rods, teaching materials and the use of all necessary safety equipment, tools, gas, and an individual torch. Classes run from 10am-5pm each day.
*Workshops limited to eight students! Join us on October 28-29, 2017
Feel free to Email Us or Call at 732-384-7504 if you have any questions!
Instructor Jeri Warhaftig is a professional level member and Past-president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. Jeri has taught at the Bead and Button Show, Glass Craft Bead Expo and other venues around the country. Her work has been included in many juried shows such as the ISGB’s “Perspectives”, “Obsessions” and “Surfaces”.
Jeri’s beads have twice appeared in the NJ Arts and Crafts Annual at the Newark Museum and the Montclair Art Museum and have traveled to the Kobe Glass Museum in Japan. Jeri is the author of Glass Bead Workshop and Creating Glass Beads, both published by Lark Books. In May 2011 Jeri’s bead was included in the load of the Space Shuttle Endeavor as part of the “Beads of Courage” mission! Her work is also part of the ISGB President’s Collection at the Corning Museum of Glass!
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