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Saturday, April 18th | 9:00am-5:00pm | Glass Flameworking Beads Workshop: Soft Glass

Saturday, April 18th | 9:00am-5:00pm | Glass Flameworking Beads Workshop: Soft Glass


In this 8 hour program, students will learn skills such as: how to light the torch, adjust the flame, and use soft glass rod to make beads and twist colored cane. You will be amazed at the quality of the projects you will complete on your very first day! Students can expect to make approximately one dozen glass beads, and no experience is necessary! You will be provided with brand new equipment, a variety of soft glass rod and the inspiration for you to release your inner fire. Lunch will also be included.

Please note: All materials and safety equipment will be provided for you. No experience is necessary. Please make sure to wear close-toed sneakers or boots, jeans and a cotton shirt. Dressing in layers is recommended since it can get warm when you are working. Do NOT wear flip-flops, open toed shoes or highly flammable clothing. To ensure the best possible class experience for all students, please contact Arc + Flame Center prior to class if you any have concerns with your vision, hearing, hand dexterity or mental health.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place at Arc + Flame Center, located at 125 Fedex Way, Rochester NY.

About the teacher:
Phil Rogerson is one of the glass instructors at the Arc + Flame Center. He works in both flameworking, kilnworking, and has also done some furnace glass work. Phil has around 10 years of experience in the field and has studied extensively at The Corning Museum of glass with various other artists. His specialty is in bead making but also enjoys fusing glass as well. Phil appreciates teaching because it is his chance to pass along the knowledge and skills he has acquired to the next generation of glass artists. He has been on the team since Arc + Flame opened its doors back in 2012, and has been teaching classes ever since. Outside of glass work Phil is involved with drawing, painting, and has done medieval and Celtic style illuminated calligraphy. In Phil’s previous career he was a boat designer. Phil’s other hobbies include playing the flute and a few other instruments as an amateur musician.

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