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Beau Barrett Hollow Workshop and Artist Reception


Artist reception on Friday January 17th, 2020 from 6-8.

2-day class on January 18th & 19th,

Intermediate level (some experience required)

Evolution of blown Borosilicate beads and small scale tubing techniques.

Course Description:
This course 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. 


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