Tim Drier has been a glassblower for 25 years, and applies his scientific glassblowing expertise to artistic flameworking. He concentrates on creating decanters, goblets, vases, and human...
Introduction to Flameworking
Explore a broad range of flameworking techniques using borosilicate color, frit, and powder glass. Students will embark on an evolution through glassmaking, beginning with marbles (single cell); through fungus, aquatics, and small land mammals, and ending with the human form. Using glass tubing, they will create small hollow vessels, beads, and goblets. Glass lathe instruction will be available for goblet/stem assembly. Students will return home with small projects and ideas to further develop and sell their work and have an opportunity to participate in discussions about studio design, equipment, and safety for the hobbyist, as well as for the intermediate flameworking artist. No glassworking experience is required; advanced students are welcome.