Pieces by Yvette Franklin
Lampworking is a process of making glass beads by melting glass rods in a flame and winding the molten glass around a coated metal mandrel. The hot glass can then be shaped and decorated in a multitude of ways before the annealing process, which requires the bead being slowly cooled.
The process dates back to the earliest examples of glass beadmaking from Mesopotamia (2340-2180 BC). The Roman period, New Kingdom Egypt, and the era of Islamic dominance in the Mediterranean (600-1400 AD) are considered to be the three great periods of ancient glassmaking.
This workshop will present a hands-on introduction to this artistic process.
Cost $150. per person – Includes all materials and a light lunch.
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