If you’re ready to take your glass art to the next level, this class is a great place to start! We will be filling our propane fired crucible kiln with chopped glass, heating it up to over 1500 degrees, and pulling and forming our own stringer and glass bits in this one day advanced class. This much anticipated class is only offered twice a year, and has been a highlight for previous students as we create our own, completely one of a kind glass for use in custom pieces.
Limited to eight students, we will pair up for pulling and assisting. Each pair will have at least two pulling sessions where several delicate sections of hand formed stringer glass will be pulled. After annealing time and lunch, we will add these pieces to your choice of a 6″x9″ drop oval bowl, a 9″x9″ swirl plate or panel, or a set of two smaller pieces. Leftover pulled pieces belong to you to bring to an Open Studio session for use at a later date, or anything else you’d like to use them for.
Students must wear closed toed shoes, cotton clothing, and agree to wear provided safety gear, which includes eye protection, heat resistant sleeves, and leather gloves. Students must be over 18 and have taken at least an introductory class with us in the past.