Class Descriptions

My new Advanced Class: Is This Glass?
Tired of worrying about whether your clear glass is scummy? Want to make beads that look different from your neighbors' at the next Bead Bazaar? Want your customers to ask "Is that glass???" In this two-day workshop, I will show you how to combine enamels, ceramic overglazes, fuming, electroforming and engraving to create a new look to your beads.

Beginning Class
1. Studio setup and safety

2. Making simple wound beads.




3. Creating:


Feathered stripes

Encased frit

Bicones with feathered stringers



4. Using silver foil and gold leaf

5. Properly annealing beads

6. Cleaning the bead release from beads and grinding down sharp openings

Class Schedule for All Classes

Sign-up Sheet for Narragansett Classes

My New Narragansett studio



Intermediate Class (Bells & Whistles)

1. Pulling aventurine stringers.




2. Making complex latticino and encased ribbon latticino with a transparent base

3. Using enamel powders to augment Moretti glass palette when creating stringers, latticino, and for coloring the base bead

4. How to produce pattern cane with and without optic molds. We'll make stars, hearts, checkerboards, yin yangs, and more.



General Information:

My studio is located on the Narrow River in Narragansett, RI, about 1 1/2 hrs. from Boston and 45 minutes from northern Connecticut. There are a Holiday Inn and a Hampton Inn nearby, as well as a number of charming beds and breakfasts (in season) for those coming from out of town.

My two day classes run from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day and cost $250, including all supplies. Prices will be higher when I teach away from my studio.

Each student will have his own Minor Benchburner to work on, and I limit my classes to 6.

Be prepared for two days of fun!


For more information, contact me

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