Sep
20
to Sep 21

Glas gestaltung Otterbein - Germany! (Class 1)

  • Glasgestaltung Audrey Otterbein (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ve never been to Germany so I’m quite excited!   I have heard wonderful things about GLAS Gestaltung studio and Audrey!  I plan to check out the bead show in Werthein and visit Lauscha too.

Note: Class are currently full.  Contact the studio to be put on the Wait List.

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ZWEI-TAGE-KURS I
Big Hole Beads
Twists & Disks

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Sep
22
to Sep 23

Glas gestaltung Otterbein - Germany! (Class 2)

  • Glasgestaltung Audrey Otterbein (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I’ve never been to Germany so I’m quite excited!   I have heard wonderful things about GLAS Gestaltung studio and Audrey!  I plan to check out the bead show in Werthein and visit Lauscha too.

Note: Class are currently full.  Contact the studio to be put on the Wait List.

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ZWEI-TAGE-KURS I
Big Hole Beads
Twists & Disks

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Lampwork BeadMaking Course at Mango Beads

I’m always please to be invited back to a studio.   Mango Bead is a very special place to teach.  Amanda and David are delightful hosts!

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Heather will share her heat control magic and tricks to give your work that clean and precise look we all like.

She will reveal her secrets to applying glass to a large mandrel while maintaining a nice smooth bead hole.

The class will start with 1/8” mandrels then work way up to……let’s see how brave
you are; maybe all the way up to a 1” mandrel!

TWIST ! Almost all of Heather’s beads contain TWIST ! She has more tips and tricks to share with you to make you twisting life easier.

Learn to control the application of your twist and match the ends when you apply your twist…your friends will be amazed!

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Feb
5
to Feb 9

Bahamas Bead Camp!

This is my first trip to the Bahamas! I hope you can join me there.

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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?

More info at beadcampbahamas.com.
 

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Nov
7
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.

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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?

More info at the Melting Point

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Mar
10
to Mar 11

Third Degree

  • Third Degree Glass Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

So pleased to be asked to teach at Third Degree again.  It’s a beautiful studio with plenty of room and an outstanding staff.   Maybe, I’ll get to see the City Museum this time!

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WHAT YOU'LL MAKE

Spend two full days learning to apply twists to your beads, make a button from a twist (psst…this will include learning to pierce glass with a tungsten pick), marble making…the perfect flameworked “manly” gift, and a few surprises.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

In this dynamic workshop, Heather will share her love of twisted glass while introducing patterns beyond imagination. You will advance your skillset, bring precision to your work, and expand your ability to understand and define the fine art of heat control.

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