to Nov 11

Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads @ the Melting Point

I'm excited to be returning to the Melting Point.  I couldn't ask for a nicer group of people to work with.


Precision in Glass: Twists, Disks, and Big Hole Beads

The glass and history of Lauscha, Germany have long inspired my work, especially with twisted cane. For nearly 25 years, I've developed and used designs with diverse textures, distinct application, and juxtaposition of color to create my intricate twist patterns. In this dynamic workshop, I'll share my love of twisting glass while introducing patterns beyond imagination. You will advance your skill set, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and define the fine art of heat control.

Find your comfort zone in learning to use large mandrels in beadmaking. Challenge yourself through a series of tips and tricks to conquer this technique. Become comfortable with my method of applying glass to a mandrel in such a precise way, and your large disks will always maintain their shape. Understand the fundamentals of centering a pattern and laying on a twist that will ensure an end-to-end match on your bead. 

Through my unique style of teaching and creative problem solving, questions that you are facing in your current work can also be explored helping you to not only be a better beadmaker but increase your level of confidence in your consistency and detail of the design.

In this energetic environment, the question will simply be about how much of a challenge you are up to?

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to Sep 8

Twisted Cane and How to Apply It @ Terminal City Glass Co-op

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At the ABLAZE Bead Workshop Heather will give you a thorough overview of the options for making twisted cane from the super-basic to how to use Lauscha striped cane. She will discuss heating the glass to avoid the dreaded “dog-bones” of cane making. You will also learn how to make beads using twisted cane Heather will bring her famous Trimlett Twister Tools set for students to try.

ABLAZE Bead Workshop

For 4 days -- Thursday September 5 to Sunday September 8, 2019 -- Terminal City Glass Co-op is the place to be! Three extraordinary guest instructors, lots of torch time, plenty of networking and creative sharing...and all in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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