Torchworking Classes

Intro To Beadmaking

Play with fire and learn to make your own glass beads. Studio safety and the proper use of a glass torch get you making your first glass creations. Learn about the different types of glass and color mixing. Each student will shape molten glass into round, square, triangle, squished, barrel and swooshy bead  shapes. Students will make about a dozen beads. Open Studio torch rental time is available after completion of your Introduction to Beads class at $9.25 per hour plus materials. Reservations are required for classes; please check our online schedule for monthly class offerings.

Materials: All materials, tools, and safety equipment used in class will be provided.
Prerequisite: None
Duration: One 2 hour class
Price: $110
Teacher: Carli Schultz
Minimum/Maximum Number of Students - 3/8

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your seat.

Intro to Borosilicate

Studio safety and the proper use of a glass torch get you making your first glass creations. Learn about the different types of glass, color mixing and basic forming techniques. Learn to use borosilicate glass, otherwise known as Pyrex glass. Starting with 3 Dimensional shapes we will learn to use hot glass, the foundation of studies for making glass sculpture.  Projects: Sculptural Designs will include basic principles of making sculpture.

Materials: All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite: None
Duration: 3 hour class
Price: $110
Teacher: Rodney Hickman
Minimum/Maximum Number of Students - 2/8

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your seat.

Beadmaking Next Steps - Shapes

So you've made your first glass beads. What's next! Let's go see! Come and learn what to do once you've made basic round glass beads. This class will focus on making  more bead shapes to widen your available repertoire. Cones, cylinders, bicones and cubes. we will also go over two ways of applying clear glass encasement to make your beads sparkle! Striped and triangle beads introduce using gravity as a design aid. Also, a demonstration of electroforming will be set up during class to share the process with students.

Materials: All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite: Intro to Beadmaking or equivalent experience
Duration: 3 hour class
Price: $110
Teacher: Carli Schultz

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your seat.

Boro Glass Icicles

Learn how to make simple, but beautiful boro glass icicles to hang this winter! They look great on a holiday tree, or in your window to catch the winter sun (when we are lucky enough to get it!)  We will learn two styles of icicles, play with color combinations and have plenty of time to make a bunch as gifts!

Materials: All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite: Intro to borosilicate or equivalent experience
Duration: 2 hour class
Price: $99
Teacher: Carli
Maximum Number of Students:  8

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your seat.

Marble Making Workshops

We are excited to announce marble making in a workshop series.In workshop 1.1 we will encase color, twist it, and focus on how to make the marble round. Followed by two hours of practice session time where the instructor will be available to assist. In workshop 1.2 we will encase colors, twist it, learn to change axis multiple times to add interest to the twist, then make it round. Followed by two hours of practice session time where the instructor will be available to assist.  

More coming:
Marbles 1.3 – Making cane and using it to make a compression implosion.
Marbles 1.4 – Creating an implosion using hollow form (glass tube).
Marbles 1.5 – Making cane and using it to create complex shapes.
Marbles 1.6 – Dressing the back of the marble through dot stacking.

Materials: All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite: Introduction to boro or equivalent experience.
Duration: 1 hour workshop
Workshop Price: $60
Practice Session Rate: $16/hr

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your seat.

Wine Glass Assembly with Rodney Hickman

“Afternoons with Rodney”

There are times of the year to head off to a local park or one of Oregon’s favorite hidden beaches, settle onto your favorite resting blanket, spread out a nice set of delicious cheeses, and pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine in preparation for watching a beautiful sunset or set in front of a nice warm fireplace with the winters chill outside. How could this be any better?
Answer: By pouring the wine into an awesome wine glass that you assembled yourself!!

Introducing the Wine Glass Assembly Workshop Series We have put together a Series of Wine Glass Assembly Workshop. We have a series of 1 hour workshops and will have instructor hosted open torch practice sessions available right after.  During this workshop, students will learn about the tools and techniques for building a wine glass with three parts: Goblet (top), stem, and a foot (bottom).  This will be done as a demonstration while discussing the tools used, how to create a strong durable wine glass and providing useful tips.

Workshop Series:Wine Glass Assembly 1.1 ($78) – Medium glass assembly, we will start small and get used to the tools.
Wine Glass Assembly 1.2 ($82) – Large glass assembly, this will be graduating to larger glasses and look at stability.

Each workshop will be 1 hour long and include components to assemble one wine goblet (included in the price).  The two hour open torch practice sessions ($15hr) are scheduled immediately following the workshop so students have an opportunity to purchase additional components, use the tools, and practice the techniques.

Pre-requisites:Intro to Boro class.The series is required to be taken in order therefore 1.1 is required for 1.2.

Open Torch Practices Sessions:The open torch practice sessions are instructor hosted, allowing students to use the tools and techniques they learned during the workshop.  The practice sessions are $15 per hour, this way students can start and end when their schedule allows.

Additional components will be available during the workshop and instructor hosted open torch practice sessions:

Top:
Small $6
Meduim $9
Large $11

Bottom:
Small $6
Medium $9
Large $11

Date:  July 27th
Time:  3:00pm
Materials:  
All tools & materials provided.
Prerequisite:  Intro to Boro
Price:  $78
2/4  minimum/maximum

Register for classes by calling 503-240-9449.