db Studio Glass Beadmaking Class

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Did you know that the technology for glass beadmaking is among the oldest human arts, dating back 3,000 years?

Glass beads have been dated back to at least Roman times. Perhaps the earliest glass-like beads were Egyptian faience beads, a form of clay bead with a self-forming vitreous coating.

db Studio Glass Beadmaking 3-PanelGlass beads are significant in archaeology because the presence of glass beads often indicate that there was trade and that the beadmaking technology was being spread.

In addition, the composition of the glass beads could be analyzed and help archaeologists understand the sources of the beads.

Our class covers the basics of beadmaking including tools, safety and studio set-up. Techniques include hot glass manipulation, stringers, making basic bead shapes, mavering, dot application, annealing, bead cleaning and more.

Learn to work with hot glass on this smaller scale. Limit 4 per class

No prior experience is necessary and return participants are welcome.

April 9th, 2015:

One Day Class: $150 per person

May 16th & 17th, 2015:

Two Day Class: $225 per person

Includes studio & class time, instructor guidance, tools and our glass allocation that you will need for this project.


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db Studio Kiln-Glass Education Facility, Richland, Washington

~ by db Studio: Fused-Glass Art and Classes on April 8, 2015.

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