Lampwork glass: the basics for beginners

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Thank you for registering to attend this Festival of Glass workshop. Your balance will be due to be paid by the first day of your workshop. The balance should be forwarded to BSB 633-000, Acc No. 149762791. The account name is D.C.S.C.A. Please remember to familarise yourself with our Withdrawal policy. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Festival of Glass workshops.

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Thank you for registering to attend this Festival of Glass workshop. Your balance will be due to be paid by the first day of your workshop. The balance should be forwarded to BSB 633-000, Acc No. 149762791. The account name is D.C.S.C.A. Please remember to familarise yourself with our Withdrawal policy. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Festival of Glass workshops.
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Tutor: Glenda Mac Naughton, Drysdale, Australia.

Glenda is a local glass artist who has been lampworking for nearly 10 years. She teaches as part of the Festival of Glass mentorship programme, has learnt from and assisted in workshops with several glass masters from Murano (Venice, Italy) and now teaches in her home studio in Drysdale.

Learn more at: Glenda Mac Naughton and on her Facebook page (Glenda Mac)


Programme: 1 day programme

9.30 am - 5.00 pm daily

  • 7 Feb 2019 Day 1: Basic skills for sculpting hot glass in the flame. We will cover the basics of using a gas and oxygen fuelled torch to soften glass safely and then explore different techniques for shaping the glass into small simple sculptures. (Essential experience prior to the programme with Mauro Bonaventura if you have no previous experience of lampwork.)

NB: Experience of lampworking with soft glass COE 104 is required. You must attend Day 1 if you have no prior glass blowing experience. Day 2 & Day 3 only are suitable if you have some glass blowing experience & wish to strengthen basic skills &/or need a refresher.

Samples only below - we will work on simple small sculptures that help students to learn different ways to shape glass softened in the flame but each student will be able to create their own designs.


Workshop Fees:

Day 1 $300 per person per day (includes all materials & tools needed)

  • 50% DEPOSIT - DUE ON REGISTRATION
  • BALANCE - DUE PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE WORKSHOP. WE WILL FORWARD YOU A TAX INVOICE FOR THIS AMOUNT

Maximum 10 participants


FAQs

DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIFIC CLOTHES?
Working with hot glass has specific safety requirements that need to be followed.

Personal Safety requirements
I. Clothing
• Wear natural fibre clothing.
• Wear closed toe shoes; have a pair of “studio shoes”.
• Use a lab coat, cotton or leather apron, Kevlar sleeves or a long sleeved shirt with natural fibres (cotton or wool).
• Long hair should be tied back. Do not wear loose or hanging jewellery.

II. Hygiene
• Wash hands before eating and after leaving the studio.
• Damp clean to prevent movement of frit dust.
• Ensure cold water and/or burn cream is easily to hand when you are working at the torch.

III. Habits
• Keep glass organized.
• Keep bench top organized.
• Drink lots of water to prevent dehydration.
• Stretch and/or move around periodically.
• Do not use any equipment without an instructor present.

IV. Special Conditions (chronic illness, pregnancy, etc.)
• Please discuss risks with your doctor before attending a workshop involving hot glass.

WHAT IS YOUR WITHDRAWAL POLICY?
1. Workshops with the 2020 Festival’s Resident Artist/s
The Festival of Glass committee has to plan these workshops many months in advance and ensure that each one will be self-financing; only then can we invite our Resident Artist/s to travel to the 2020 Festival.

  • If a workshop has more than the minimum number of attendees, a potential attendee who withdraws prior to 18th December 2019 will forfeit 75% of their deposit.
  • Any potential attendee who withdraws after 17th December 2019 will forfeit their deposit.
  • If a workshop is cancelled at any time, potential attendees will receive a full refund of the fees that they have deposited.

2. Workshops run by exhibitors at the 2020 Festival Expo
These workshops aren’t planned as far in advance, so the withdrawal policy is more flexible. For each of these workshops, if a deposit has been requested by the tutor, we will apply the following policy:

  • A potential attendee who withdraws before 17th December 2019 will receive 75% of the fee that they have deposited.
  • A potential attendee who withdraws after 17th December 2019 will forfeit whatever fee they have deposited.
  • If a workshop is cancelled at any time, potential attendees will receive a full refund of the fee that they have deposited.

Anyone who has booked into a workshop and wishes subsequently to withdraw should notify the Workshop Co-ordinator by e-mail (festivalofglassdrysdale@gmail.com). The Workshop Coordinator will acknowledge receipt of the request to withdraw and arrange to refund the appropriate percentage of the fee that the person has deposited.

DO WE PROVIDE OUR OWN LUNCH?

Yes, you will need to provide your own lunch. There are several venues nearby - please use this link to see some of the options available.
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurants-g552163-Drysdale_City_of_Greater_Geelong_Victoria.html

WHAT TRANSPORT AND ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ARE THERE?

There are many transport options for getting to Drysdale. Drysdale is on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Please follow this link for details: https://sites.google.com/site/afestivalofglass/transport-and-accommodation

WHAT OTHER EVENTS IS THE FESTIVAL OF GLASS RUNNING AT THIS TIME?

Please visit our Festival website to see other events you may wish to participate in at this time. http://www.festivalofglass.net.au

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