Venue - Tuffnell Glass Studios, Rudston , East Yorkshire, YO25 4UD
Date - 29/30th July 2017
Time - 10am -5pm
Class level - Intermediate
10 students per class - 4 spaces available.
Tea & coffee are provided free of charge throughout the day, there will be a 30 minute lunch break, please bring your own packed lunch.
Please bring your own eye protection, all glass , tools , mandrels and torches are provided. If you need a creation station or any other special tools please let us know before the class so we can arrange these items for you .
In this two day class with Martina you will be taught the skills required to create patterns of dots in graduated sizes. You will learn how to shape spheres , drops and disks without a bead roller and decorate them with raised dots. For more sparkle you will be working with silver glass , adding dichroic and creating patterns out of bubbles.
You will also be creating "wave" beads with different coloured sides.You will start with prep work- pulling multicoloured canes. You will also learn how to make these kind of beads in different shapes , wheels , discs and round beads with or without encasement.
I am a graphic designer and lampworker in Berlin , Germany.I have been working with glass since the Fall 2007. In my first few years I have been privileged to take classes with Liane Jahde, Jim Smircich, Loren Stump , Ayako Hattori, Dora Schubert , Kristina Logan and Holly Cooper. At this time I have learned a lot, especially how important it is to develop my own artistic voice and i'm still working on it. The main theme of my work are dots.