Aja Vaz, Abstract Organics Intensive, November 30- December 4, 2017
In this five day class, Aja will be sharing her love of hollow beads in an Abstract Organics Intensive. Techniques in blowing hollows- both on puffy mandrel and mini blowpipes will be taught.
The first half of the class will be covering hollows made on puffy mandrels. Heat control, shaping, stringer work, raking and silver fuming will be covered. Different ways of using glass to get an organic, Wabi Sabi look will be practiced, as well as having one on one time with the instructor.
After we get comfortable with on the mandrel, off mandrel hollows will "round out" the second half of the class. Building on the previous techniques already learned, we'll make blown beads that are round and also play around with more organic shapes. Opaque and transparent glasses, powders and shards will all be used. Join us for a fun-filled, free-flowing class and gain an understanding of how Aja is able to make beads that have people asking "Is that glass?"
This is an intermediate class.