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Introduction to Lampwork Glass Beadmaking

  • Water Street Studios 160 S. Water St. Batavia United States (map)

Learn to create beautiful artisan glass beads from glass artist, Victoria Belz.

If you are looking for a fun way to experience glass work with no experience and no commitment necessary, then this is the class for you. This is an introductory “tour” of lampwork beadmaking. You will learn to make lampworked glass beads using the old Venetian technique of layering molten glass on a rod to form a glass bead. There will be a brief discussion on safety, tools and technique followed by a demonstration. Student will then have time to explore their own creativity manipulating the glass to create one of a kind handmade glass beads with the guidance of the instructor. 

Each student will be supplied with a special Nortel Minor glass working torch, safety glasses, various colors of Moretti soft Italian glass, and all the tools needed. Please bring note taking supplies. Wear natural fibers, closed toe shoes, and tie long hair back.

  • Ages 16+

  • Member Price: $75.00 / Non-Member Price: $88.00