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SOLD OUT: Glass Chains

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Join Arizona-based artist Bronwen Heilman as we make glass chain using Borosilicate glass rods. Bronwen has created a system to increase your ability to make each link the same.

Once we work with the typical shape of a link, we will explore different shapes, and even add a soft glass bead onto the link.

Skill level: Intermediate flame workers/bead makers

Tools required:

  • Didymium glasses
  • Small plastic vise from Harbor Freight
  • Tweezers (Bronwen likes normal straight tweezers, and tungsten)
  • Small tweezer mashers
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie, medium size – black
  • Glass Nippers
  • Small graphite cone style reamer
  • All of your normal flame working tools

Cost: $175. If registering for both of Bronwen’s classes, cost is $320 for 2.

Lunch is included.

Pre-registration and payment required to hold your spot. 50% refund for cancellations more than 24 hours in advance. No refund for cancellations less than 24 hours.

This class has sold out

About Bronwen:

I am a hot glass flame worker and flameworking instructor.  Along with creating a strong and fundamental curriculum for students to learn about flameworking glass, I am also creating work that is sculptural and environmentally sustainable.

I began exploring lampworked glass in 1985 and have tried many different techniques over the years.  I continue to use glass as my main medium of expression, mixing it with bicycle inner tubes, shrink plastic, rubber cord and other objects.

I am currently (since 2008) exploring the use of bottle glass in ways that go beyond the bottle.  Flameworking this glass affords me to take the ‘bottle’ out of this glass, and begin manipulating the raw material to create forms that do not resemble the original product.

My work is inspired by urban life and the advanced style of women around the world.  The people, the places, and the soul of the urban traveler.


April 13
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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