Introductory Glassblowing with Mark Eliott
This two day introductory course will cover many of the basic techniques used for working clear and coloured borosilicate glass in the flame using an oxygen-propane torch; including sculpting, joining, stretching, blowing, encasement and colour mixing. The focus will be on having fun and combining planning with improvisation to produce a variety of objects which you can take home, including: small abstract sculptural forms, vessels, pendants or other wearable objects, glass animal or figurative forms and trees or other branching forms.
Please arrive by 9.45 am wearing long sleeves and long pants from cotton or other non-flammable type cloth. Full covered shoes must be worn and long hair tied back.
Cost is $500 for both days, $270 for one day. This includes all materials. Day 2 is recommended for those who have completed day 1 or have previous experience only.
*(Unemployed and pensioners $450 for both days or $250 per day).
Payment can be made by direct deposit to Wild Ibis Glass BSB: 062124 ACC: 10378502.
$50 deposit will hold a place with the remainder to be paid by deposit or cash by the start of the class. Please email Mark with any questions and details of payments on firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone is 0411767346.
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