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Online Course: An Introduction to Venetian-Style Glassblowing


March 1 - May 3, 2021 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ten-Week Session

This ten-week online course will build a firm foundation in the understanding of Venetian-style glassblowing, focusing on well-formed and thinly blown vessel bodies, excellent necks, delicate mereses, and blown feet and stems. Both team-working and solo-working methods of furnace glassblowing will be taught, and each student will receive a blow hose included with the cost of tuition. Students will have a one-on-one online conference with William Gudenrath advance of the first class to assess their expectations and note special requests for instruction.

One year of glassblowing experience is required, advanced students are also welcome. As this is an online class, participants must have access to a hot shop and dedicated time to practice between classes. This is important as it enables students to apply the skills being introduced.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate presentations, live demonstrations, and class discussions. Classes take place Mondays, 7–8:30 PM EST, beginning March 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 March 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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William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on glassmaking techniques of the ancient world...