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Basic Scientific Glassblowing Techniques for Artists


April 18 - 19, 2020 9:00am to 4:00pm
Weekend Workshop

This class will introduce students to ways of working with tubing that are common in the production of scientific laboratory glassware. Students will be using a hand torch in conjunction with the bench torch and use a blow hose, as required. This class will include a chance to operate the glass lathe, as well as a discussion of the benefits and limitations of the lathe. Most of the class time will be spent learning bending, seals, pulling points, and blowing shapes. Students will be guided through the process of making a fully functional bell completely out of glass. This class will use borosilicate (hard) glass. This is an intermediate flameworking class. Students with some previous tubing experience will be best served. 

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Jim Byrnes

Jim Byrnes began his career in glass as a scientific glassblowing apprentice in 1979 and earned a living making laboratory equipment for 30 years. More artist than scientist by nature, he has...