Explore the magic and mystery of borosilicate (aka Pyrex) using a high tech torch to melt and shape your glass into beautiful marbles.
Please note: No experience is necessary. Closed toe shoes must be worn. Projects will be available for pickup one week after class.
This class is appropriate for ages 18+.
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. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, we ask that you please send a request at least 3 weeks prior to class.About the teachers
Marilynne Lipshutz is the executive director of Studio 34 Creative Arts Center, located in Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts for more than 20 years. Marilynne retired as a psychotherapist and took up glass blowing, glass fusing, and casting as a hobby which grew into a successful teaching studio, now home to 28 local faculty and visiting artists from around the globe.
Matt Gibson is a borosilicate glass artist, predominantly focusing on functional work, marbles, and silver fuming. After discovering his passion for lampworking while studying electrical engineering at RIT, he spent several years researching glass art before getting the opportunity to start his own home studio in 2020. Matt's engineering background gives him a unique perspective on the processes involved in lampworking. In addition to glass art, Matt spends his free time playing disc golf, solving crossword puzzles, practicing flow arts, and seeing live music with friends. Matt is the newest flamework faculty member at Studio 34 Creative Arts Center.
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