Glass Flamework workshops

with Jessica Keemer
Glass Flamework workshops

Learn the art of flameworking in a variety of workshops with Jessica Keemer. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create your own glass works! Ages 12+ Maximum enrollment limited to 8 students

Borosilicate Glass Bead Making Class: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 (10 am – 5 pm)

Frit Glass Pendants: Saturday November 17th. Two Sessions – 9 am to Noon OR 2 pm to 5 pm.

Glass Icicles : Sunday November 18th. Two Sessions – 9 am to Noon OR 2 pm to 5 pm.

Borosilicate Glass Bead Making Class: Saturday November 24th. 10 am to 5 pm

Borosilicate Glass Bead Making Class: Saturday November 3rd, 2018 (10 am – 5 pm) – From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. Shop maintenance and safety will be covered. Students will primarily be using borosilicate glass, the new material on the block that allows for beautiful swirls of color. Students will make basic beads, shaped beads, patterns, and learn different ways of applying glass to get different colors. This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects.

Frit Glass Pendants: Saturday November 17th. Two Sessions – 9 am to Noon OR 2 pm to 5 pm. Learn the art of flameworking with frit glass! Students will use crushed up glass and implode these small pieces of glass into clear glass to make frit pendants. Everyone will make approximately 3 pendants and string them onto silk for a complete, ready to wear pendant!

Glass Icicles : Sunday November 18th. Two Sessions – 9 am to Noon OR 2 pm to 5 pm. Learn how to make lovely glass icicle ornaments just in time for your Holiday decorating! Students will have a chance to learn the basics of Flameworking glass while making their very own glass icicles. Students will learn basic connections and have fun manipulating the glass. Students will make approx. 5 icicles.

Borosilicate Glass Bead Making Class: Saturday November 24th. 10 am to 5 pm – You will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create particular bead shapes such as round or donut shapes, cylinders and bicones. Shop maintenance and safety will be covered. Students will primarily be using borosilicate glass, the new material on the block that allows for beautiful swirls of color. Students will make basic beads, shaped beads, patterns, and learn different ways of applying glass to get different colors. This class is designed for anyone interested in glass. If you have experience and want more skills, there will be a chance to develop individual projects.

Jessica Keemer is an award winning studio artist in Lancaster, Pa. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Millersville University and also has a degree in Art Education and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Systems Management. She has studied at the New Approach Jewelers School in Virginia Beach, Va. and at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Jessica is a PA State-Juried Artist and currently serves as a State Board Member to the PA Guild of Craftsmen. https://www.jessicakeemer.com/