Just Up on the site…Beau Anderson’s Freedom Through Flamework!!

Just up on the site is an exciting new class. Beau Anderson will be coming to Beadfx this spring. Beau Anderson, born in Bellingham, WA was introduced to the torch by his mother SAGE at the young age of seven. Although he has diverse interests, Beau’s focus within glass art has explored beadmaking and its history, as well as, integrative multi-media projects. He has demonstrated and instructed the art of glass beadmaking throughout the Americas, both at a grassroots level and at such prestigious institutions as Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Red Dear Colage and FDV Barcaloa.

Beau will be offering two classes with us this May. Freedom Through Flamework–Part 1, May 27th to 28th. In this two day intensive class students will learn to combine intricate detailed designs with unique sculptural forms. Learn a list of techniques spaning from the ancient to the newley discovered. Some of the techniques being covered:

  • Stringers and Stringer work
  • Cased
  • 4 point
  • Squiggly
  • Furrowing and Raking
  • Spiral Feather
  • Twisted Cane and Latticino
  • Two Colour
  • Three Colour and more
  • Full Ribbon and Half Ribbon
  • Graduated or split fountain
  • Lacey Latticino
  • Applying the Above
  • Rondelles and Disks from the above
  • Murrini or Pattern Cane
  • Pulled dots

This class is aimed at the advanced beginner to intermediate level student. These students should have taken an introduction to Lampworking course.

May 29th to May 31st is Freedom Through Flameworking–Part 2. In this three day class students will learn to combine intricate detailed designs with unique sculptural forms. Learn a list of techniques spaning from the ancient to the newley discovered. This class can be taken on its own or as a continuation of the Freedom Through Flamework–Part 1.
Some of the techniques being covered:

  • Hollow Latticino
  • Ribbed Leaf
  • Tiny dots, feathered tiny dots
  • Star of Bethlehem, Lilies and other
  • Implosions
  • Clear Casing
  • Cased Flowers
  • Sheet Casing
  • Coil Casing
  • Full Gather
  • Folded Beads
  • Off Mandrel Pendants or Buttons
  • Silver & Gold foils and leaf
  • Bend Beads
  • Bridge Beads
  • Sculpturals & unique shapes
  • Hands
  • Lizards, Fish, Animals and Birds
  • Vessels with handles
  • Tungsten Pik Drilled hot holes
  • Other Tungsten Tricks

This class is geared towards the intermediate to more advanced student. These students would have taken at least an introduction to Lampworking course and have additional torch time. This class be taken as a continuation of Part 1 or on its own.

Registration is available for these classes only until Friday May 7th. If students register for both Freedom Through Flamework–Part 1 and Freedom Through Flamework–Part 2 they received the discounted rate of $1000.00 +GST.

See the website for more details.


One Comment

  1. I met with Beau when he was last in town, and we sat down at the torch together. He made a truly magical piece – which you can see on my blog – http://dragonjools.blogspot.com/2010/02/glass-is-magic.html

    He is charming and personable and works hard at his craft. He wasn't actually teaching at that moment – but I got the impression that he would be very good at it, and others have told me he is. If you want to kick up your lampworking to the next level – sign up for one or both of these classes.

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