Beginning Borosilicate Glass: Christmas an Beyond
December 11th - 15th, 2019 (Arrive December 10th & Depart December 16th)
Many soft glass artists want to try their hand at boro glass and this is the perfect chance!
We will unlock the mysteries of this versatile glass. Having worked in both soft glass and boro you will learn the fun in using boro. Yes, you can work on a minor and a concentrator and get those amazing colors. Yes you can make boro beads, sculptures and more without a torch the size of a house!! We will work step by step from how to use your flame to making your own sculptures. You will walk away with a thorough understanding of the potential of this glass and how to work with it effectively to add to your palette of glass! We will also include how to properly anneal this glass. As a final bonus, we will learn and the basics of using boro tubing. Working in both soft and boro glass has given me a great understanding of the best properties of both. Come to wonderful warm Florida and take the plunge!
Each day we will have plenty of time to practices all of the skills we learn, so come join us!
Originally a folk artist and metal worker, sculpting with wood and copper for more than two decades, Lisa Daigle started lampworking twelve years ago. She embraced the world of glass with open arms. For five years, Lisa has served as Director of Glassworks Studio for the National Bottle Museum, where she was the primary teacher and production artist. Lisa works with borosilicate and soft glass, and also incorporates fusing into her repertoire. She loves challenges, and credits all of the teachers she has had the privilege of studying under in fulfilling her creative endeavors.