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Take the Extra Gather

July 22nd From 6pm-9pm Intermediate.

  • 3 hr
  • 100 US dollars
  • Blackstone River Glass Center

Service Description

Embark on a journey into the world of large-scale glassblowing with our "Take the Extra Gather" class. Designed for enthusiasts ready to expand their skills, this intensive workshop focuses on mastering the techniques required to handle larger amounts of glass while focusing specifically on creating vessels. Date: July 22nd Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm Duration: 1 Day Intensive What You Will Learn: Handling Larger Amounts of Glass: Explore the challenges and techniques of working with extra gathers of molten glass. Choosing and Forming Vessels: Each participant selects a vessel shape they are comfortable forming and practices taking an extra gather to enhance their skills. Managing Heat and Weight: Learn strategies to manage the additional heat and weight of the glass, ensuring comfort and safety during the process. Team Collaboration: Develop proficiency in assisting fellow students to manage heat exposure and to turn the pipe effectively during the glassblowing process for each other. Materials Required: All necessary materials and tools will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their creativity and enthusiasm for mastering larger-scale glass vessels. Who Should Attend: This class is suitable for any student who has finished the 6 week intermediate class and is looking to refine their skills in handling larger amounts of molten glass. Prior experience in basic glassblowing techniques is required. What to Expect: • Intensive hands-on practice in forming and shaping vessels with extra gathers. • Individualized instruction and guidance to enhance your technique. • Collaborative learning environment focused on safety, efficiency, and teamwork. Takeaway: By the end of this workshop, you will have gained confidence and proficiency in handling larger gathers of glass, empowering you to create more substantial and intricate glass vessels. Develop essential teamwork skills and advance your understanding of the technical aspects of glassblowing.

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Contact Details

  • Blackstone River Glass Center, Meeting Street, Cumberland, RI, USA


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