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Cancellation Policy

 

All cancellations must be requested at least 72 hours in advance by email (info@fiammaglass.com) or phone (617 875 8649) or they may be subject to a $15 fee.

 

 

Age and Disability

 

Flameworking is relatively accessible form of hot glass work and as such is available to a wider range of people than traditional glassblowing.  It is still however somewhat demanding both physically and mentally.  We ask that anyone with any disabilities or health conditions to please notify us before scheduling a class.  We will do everything in our power to include anyone who can safely participate, but we reserve the right to make that judgment all the way up to and through the end of the class.  Anybody who cant participate for health reasons will be fully refunded.

 

 

Our minimum age for participation is 14, though we ask that anyone under the age of 18 have a parent or legal guardian fill out and sign their release form.

Preparing for your flameworking class

 

At Fiamma Glass we provide all the necessary tools, equipment, and supplies for your flameworking class, but we recommend a couple of things...

 

-wear comfortable clothing made of natural materials.  Try to avoid wearing anything too loose or dangling

 

-wear as little jewelry as possible

 

-if you need eye correction, contacts are preferable or if not possible smaller/lighter glasses tend to be better than large ones as you will have to wear our special glasses over them.

 

-Closed toed shoes are recommended

 

-bottled water/snacks.  There are many restaurants within walking distance,  but for those who want to bring their own we have a microwave and a refrigerator.

 

-PLEASE COME A FEW MINUTES EARLY!! our classes begin with very important safety information.  If you cant make it to the beginning of the class you may be unable to participate and may have to reschedule so please let us know as soon as possible.  Otherwise we ask that you try and arrive 10 minutes in advance so that we can get to the fun stuff as fast as possible!

 

Classes | Descriptions

Intro to Flameworking

Intro to Beadmaking

Intro to Pendants

Intro to Hollow Forms

Hollow Forms II

Intro to Flameworking: In this 2 hour class we will use gas/oxy torches and graphite and steel tools to produce marbles and figurines. Students will each have their own workstation, torch , tools, and all the supplies and glass provided for them. Topics covered include: Basic safety and equipment operation, fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, glass color usage and surface decoration, and more. -No experience necessary -2 hours long $99.00 all materials included
Intro to Beadmaking: Over the course of the 2 hour class you will learn all the fundamental skills and information needed to produce your own glass beads in nearly any shape or color you can imagine. Topics covered include: Basic safety and equipment operation, fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, “wound” glass or mandrel bead making, glass color usage, surface decoration, and much more. -No experience necessary -2 hours long $99.00 all materials included
Intro to Pendants: In this 2 hour class we will explore its modern incarnation using gas/oxy torches and graphite and steel tools to produce colorful glass pendants. Students will each have their own workstation, torch , tools, and all the supplies and glass provided for them. Topics covered include: Basic safety and equipment operation, fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, glass color usage and surface decoration, and more. -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Intro to Hollow Forms: An introduction to blowing hollow forms at the torch using borosilicate glass. While no previous experience is required, it will provide more challenging projects like ornaments and small vases and bottles, for the more serious student. Students will each have their own workstation, torch , tools, and all the supplies and glass provided for them. Topics covered include: Basic safety and equipment operation, fundamentals of hot glass manipulation, breaking down tubing and more. -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

 

Hollow Forms II: Hollow forms 2 continues to develop students basic hollow working skills while introducing new elements of shaping and color. We will also explore the use of tubing in the fabrication of complex penednts, cabachons or marbles. Students will each have their own workstation, torch , tools, and all the supplies and glass provided for them. -Beginning hollow forms experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

 

All About Dots

Disk & Hollow Beads

Owl Beads

Off Mandrel Jewelry

BIG Beads

All About Dots: This 3hr class will get students started in the amazing world of beads with dots! Using moretti glass, students will learn how to execute simple dot patterns using multiple colors and stringers. topics covered include: pulling stringers, spacing dots, dot stacks, and more! -Beginning beadmaking experience recommended -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Disk and Hollow Beads: This 3hr intermediate level class will focus on the creation of disk and hollow beads using moretti glass. -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Owl Beads: This 3hr intermediate level class students will learn to make colorful owl beads using morretti glass. Topics covered include; shaping and forming sculptural beads, color use, dot patterns, proportion and shape -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Off Mandrel Jewelry: Form colorful moretti glass into unique jewelry in this 3 hour all levels class. Topics covered include: shaping and forming moretti glass off the mandrel, attaching copper hooks for connecting metal findings, forming glass hooks, making matching pairs/sets. Finishing jewelry, purchase of findings and design will also be discussed. -Beginning flameworking experience recommended -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
BIG Beads: This 3hr Level II-III class will focus on the use of big hole mandrels and the creation of large scale beads. Topics covered include: large hole mandrel use, heat management, intermediate-advanced surface decoration, and more! -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

Twisty Cane for Beads

Cute Beads

Encased Floral Beads

Color Effects for Beads

Adv. Twisty Cane

Twisty Cane for Beads: Learn to pull 2 and 3 color twisted canes for beads in this level 2-3 class. Topics covered include: pulling twisted cane, proper use and control for application, design ideas and more! -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Cute Beads: Form colorful moretti glass into cute animal beads in this level II-III class. Topics covered include: forming beads into complex shapes, use of sculpting tools, planning and sequencing, detailed color application and control, and more! Have an idea for a cute bead? Bring along a sketch or photo! -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Encased Floral Beads: Learn to make elegant floral beads that sparkle and shine in this 3 hour level 2-3 class. Topics covered include: using dichroic for a glittery base, encasing with clear for depth and layers, creating delicate flowers and swirling stems with a 3d effect. -Beginning beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

 

Color Effects for Beads: Learn the tip and tricks to using those striking, reducing, and finicky colors once and for all! Topics covered include: proper use of striking & reducing colors, tips to use those "shocky" colors and thicker color rods,proper flame use and heat management will be emphasized. -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Advanced Twisty Cane for Beads: Bring your twisty cane skills to the next level in this Intermediate-advanced class. Student will learn to make complex twisty cane and all the tips and tricks to using it! Projects include: Internal twisted cane, compound cane, filigrana and more! -Intermediate beadmaking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

Honeycomb Marbles & Pendants

Internal Twists

Hoops, Loops & Rings

Bling

Honeycomb Marbles & Pendants: Learn the tricks to making cool honey comb marbles and pendants. Topics covered include: Frit and color use, coil pot, encasing, dot aplication and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Internal Twist Marbles & Pendants: This class will focus on the creation of marbles and pendants with colorful internal twists. Topics covered include: color use and application, shaping and forming marbles and elegant pendants, hooks, and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Hoops, Loops & Rings: Learn the tricks to making borosilicate glass hoops, loops and rings in this 3hr intermediate level class. Projects include a matching pair glass hoops for earrings, a wearable glass ring and a pendant with a glass hook. -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Bling: Learn to work with borosilicate dichroic glass and synthetic opals in this sparkly class! Topics covered include: encasing dichrioc rod and images, encasing synthetic opals in marbles, heat control, compatibility, and more! Projects include: a dichroic pendant and a marble with a trapped opal. -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included

Color Use in Borosilicate

Octopi!

Wrap, Rake, Swirl

Intro to Wig-Wags

Color Use in Borosilicate Glass: This 2hr class will focus on the use of borosilicate glass color. Simple projects will allow students to learn proper color use and application processes. Topics covered include: use of crayon colors, striking colors, encasing, and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Octopi!: Learn to create your very own hand held glass octopus in this 4hr level III class! Topics covered include; making and using eye murrini, sculpting and forming solid glass, frit color use and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -4 hours long $160.00 all materials included
Wrap, Rake, Swirl Using a simple jar form as our canvas, student will the the tricks behind wrapping, raking, and swirling colored glass onto clear tubing for a multitude of color patterns/effects. -Beginning hollow forms experience required -3 hours long $125.00 all materials included
Intro to Wig-Wags: In this level III class, students will learn the basic principles behind the popular wig-wag color technique for hollow forms. -Beginning hollow forms experience required -3 hours long $125.00, all materials included

Human Figure Intensive

Glass Insects Intensive

Bird Watcher's Catalog

Hollow Forms Intensive

Bead Making Intensive

The Human Figure, Intensive: Learn to sculpt borosilicate glass into the human form during this day long intensive class. Topics cover include: human anatomy, sequencing, color use, solid sculpting techniques and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -8 hours long $225.00 , all materials included
Glass Insects: Learn the tips and tricks to making your very own glass bugs in this day long intensive class. Moretti, or "soft" glass, will be used "off mandrel" to sculpt an assortment of insects. Topics covered include; heat control, color use and application, tool use, basics of insect anatomy, and more! -Beginning Flameworking experience required -8 hours long $225.00 all materials included
Bird Watcher's Catalog: This Intensive Day long class will focus on the creation of specific birds using borosilicate glass. Projects include: penguins, canaries, swans, red wing black birds, and more! -Beginning flameworking experience required -8 hours long $225.00, all materials included
Hollow Forms Intensive: This Intensive class will focus on working with borosilicate glass tubing to create hollow vessels and sculpture. Topics covered include: Breaking down and preparing tubing for use, blow hose use, jars, bottles, color application, simple sculptural processes, and much more! -Beginning hollow forms experience recommended -8 hours long $225.00, all materials included
Bead Making Intensive: This intensive class will focus on the creation of simple to complex glass beads using moretti glass. Topics covered include: basic processes and shaping, surface decoration and pattern, color use, hollow beads, sculptural beads and more. Instructors will also work individually with students with any technical issues they may have. -Beginning beadmaking experience recommended -8 hours long $225.00, all materials included

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