Flame Worked Soft Glass: What to do with a Disc

October 25, 2020  Check for other dates
Su from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 1 session
New Street Glass Studio Flameworking
Beth Mellor
$60  Fee Breakdown
Avoid wearing man made fibers and bring a bottle of water with you to class. All glass classes take place at the Worcester Center for Crafts' New Street Glass Studio, 35B New Street, Worcester, MA 01605

Final pieces will need time to be annealed and cool before students can pick them up at the Glass Studio. To adhere to social distancing and cleaning protocols put in place for student and staff safety, we are not permitting drop-in pick-ups. All student pick-ups must be scheduled ahead of time with the Glass Studio Department Head, Gale Scott, via email at gscott@worcester.edu.

There are 5 openings remaining at this time.


Course Description

This workshop is one in a small series of Flame Worked Soft Glass offerings focusing on simple beads for jewelry/earring designers. Utilizing 96 or 104 coe soft glass at a bench mounted torch in the flame shop, we will learn to make circular disc beads then experiment with multiples on a single mandrel, texture, encasement and manipulating the disc form. The beads will be geared towards use in jewelry or earring design. Beginners or glassworkers who’d like to refresh their beadmaking skills are welcome, beginners are recommended to take the full simple bead series as the skills we learn will build on each other (1-spacer to 2-disc…). Instructor, Beth Mellor, has been making beads and jewelry for 20 years after taking a couple classes at the Worcester Center for Crafts and is passionate about small simple functional glass beads.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $55
Materials: $5

Re-Opening Guides for Students

All registrants are asked to review the Craft Center's COVID-19 Response page for guidance on the measures we are taking to re-open our studios safely and the policies we are asking all students to abide by in our combined efforts to maintain a healthy work environment. Please review this information on here.

Cancellation Policies

Effective August 1, 2020, the Craft Center will have updated policies regarding Refunds and Cancellations for Adult and Youth In-Studio Course, Adult & Youth Online Courses, and for Cancellations due to illness as it pertains to all programming schedule for Fall 2020 onwards. Please read through these policies carefully on our website's policy page

Craft Center Re-Opening Policy Acknowledgement & Release of Liability

Every registrant will be expected to complete an electronic form included in their registration receipt acknowledging that they understand and agree to comply with the policies outlined, and that they thereby release the Worcester Center for Crafts and Worcester State University of any liability. This form must be submitted no less than 48 hours prior to the start of the first class.

To access the form, click here or please refer to your emailed registration receipt.

Inclement Weather Policy

For information on the Craft Center's inclement weather cancellation policies, please visit our website's policy page. Students are encouraged to also check our homepage and our Facebook page for status updates and closure announcements.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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