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Flameworking Blown Forms with Jack Alden


Mondays, 6 classes

6pm – 9pm

Offered for:

Summer Session 1 (June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11 & 18) NO CLASS ON JULY 4th

Summer Session 2 (July 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29)


Beginning of first class: 

Talk about glass; how it moves, gravity, pushing, pulling, and melting 

Different kinds (borosilicate vs. moretti vs. soft 96 coefficients) 

Talk about the torch …how to turn on, what the knobs control, hotter/ softer parts of flame, different flames for different jobs (most important tool!) 

Tools and gases:

Glass as a tool, glasses, tweezers, sculpting knife, graphite vs. steal 

Oxygen and propane as fuel to run torch and heat glass 

How to hold the rod, how to turn and what turning does (centrifugal force)  

Non-member: $525

Member: $475