Blown Boro Beads and Vessels with Beau Barrett

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Blown Boro Beads and Vessels with Beau Barrett

from 225.00

Evolution of Blown Boro Beads and Small Scale Tubing Techniques

January 18-19th, 2020

Course Description:
This is an intermediate level course that will begin with a focus on the key fundamentals of working with borosilicate glass tubing and how to apply them for creating nicely shaped blown boro beads. We will then move on to cover basic and more advanced pattern, color, and shaping techniques. Creating beads this way gives the maker a great deal of freedom in regards to shape, size and applicable techniques such as; incalmo, line twists, inside work and the many virtues of shaping with air.  

We will cover Pulling and prepping points and attaching blow tubes. 
Crucial tools.
Inside and outside decorating techniques; dots, lines, frit, fuming.
Working characteristics of various colors, and how to get the most from them. 
Color Theory.
Small scale incalmo techniques.
Shapes, how to arrive at and finish them. 

Total cost of the workshop is $475 per person. A $250 deposit is required to secure your spot. Remainder due by December 1st. Please note that $100 of the tuition is non-refundable. All materials, snacks, water, coffee, lunch, hugs, are included.

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