Flame-worked Glass

(Single Afternoon Workshop for those who have selected 'Mix it Up or 'Retreat Mode' for their Afternoon Elective Stream)*

This elective offers the rare opportunity to spend time exploring hot glass on a small scale by heating glass rods and tubes over a gas torch. Participants will be introduced to basic flame-working techniques with a focus on small solid-worked pieces. We’ll have time to explore and experiment with ideas, colours and techniques as we get familiar with the feeling of manipulating glass over a flame with a range of tools.

Borosilicate glass is a ‘hard’ type of glass that offers the maker many options from small blown and solid works to wearable pieces. It’s a very forgiving type of glass and perfect for the beginner. Participants will be encouraged to think about how glass can be used in creative pursuits as such a unique material.

*Please note each workshop attracts an additional fee of $30 per person to help cover the cost of gas, electricity and specialised tools and materials.

Sarah Dingwall spends her days flame-working pieces at her studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. She has long been interested in the properties that are unique to glass - completing her bachelor of Fine Art/Glass at Monash University in 2009. Sarah is constantly inspired by the challenges and opportunities that glass offers, and has most recently enjoyed combining flame-worked glass with found objects from nature. You can see Sarah's work at www.sarahdingwall.com.au  

Flame-worked Glass is offered as 4 Single Afternoon Workshops in 2019. Only 2 places available per afternoon (4 afternoons available) to those who have selected Mix it Up or Retreat Mode for their afternoon elective choice.  You can request a preferred afternoon and places will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis. We'll let you know of your confirmed afternoon on arrival in Poatina. To register for one of these places, on the online registration form please select 'Mix it Up' or 'Retreat Mode' for your afternoon elective line choice, select your preferred afternoon for your Flame-worked Glass session, and select the add-on $30 fee.  

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