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Online Course: Flameworking History


July 1 - 15, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Glass History
All Levels

During three weekly online classes, students will gain an insightful look into the rich history of flameworking from experts Eric Goldschmidt and Beth Hylen. Explore the history of lampworking ranging from early scientists who made microscope lenses to cottage industries in Germany (glass eyes, Christmas ornaments, Blaschka models), France (Nevers figurines); the Czech Republic and Italy (beads, vessels) and more. The class will delve into resources from the Rakow Library, the Museum glass collection, and brief demos, as well as  guest speakers to tell the stories of glassmakers from the past. This course is suitable for glassmakers, art enthusiasts, historians, and novices alike.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate live presentations and class discussions. Classes take place Thursdays, 7–8:30 pm EST, beginning July 1, 2021. Students registered for this course should have a reliable internet connection during class hours and a computer or tablet that can support video and audio communication. All students will have an online orientation with Studio staff prior to July 1 to ensure connectivity. If this class is full, we encourage you to email your name and phone number to [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. For more information, please contact The Studio at +1 607. 438.5100 or [email protected].

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Eric Goldschmidt, photo by Julie Delaney

Since 1996, Eric Goldschmidt has devoted himself to practicing and developing the techniques of hot glass manipulation with a focus on flameworking, while studying and assisting with many of the...

Beth Hylen

Beth Hylen was a reference and education librarian at the Rakow Research Library. She joined the Library in 1978 and worked in a variety of positions until her retirement in 2020. She holds a BA...