Libby LeuchtmanVenue - Tuffnell Glass Studios, Rudston , East Yorkshire, YO25 4UD
Date - 16th & 17th March 2019
Time - 10am -5pm
Class level - Intermediate
11 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 a 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 .
Libby Leuchtman has been working in glass for over 22 years. Libby started and developed two nationally recognized Flameworking studio’s in the US and now works as an independent artist teaching at studio’s all over the world. She has taught beginning Flameworking and her own classes for over 20 years at studio’s including Pittsburgh Glass, Arrowmont, Pilchuck for Fire and Rain and independently owned studio’s
Lately she has expanded her teaching to wire working for glass beads.Using glass shards, silver foil and silver glass Libby makes her glass beads mimic stones and then adds wire wrapping to the bead.
Having the ability to make your own beads leads to unique and different ways to use wire to make one of a kind pendants and pieces of art.
Libby has been published in several books and magazines as well having her beads chosen for the Presidents Collection at Corning Museum of Glass.
This class has so much info packed into one class. You would think making
a glass rock is simple but really there is more than meets the eye.
On the first day we will learn to make and create
• Basic rocks with colour mixing, shaping and added details.
• Blowing silver glass shards for an agate look
• Blowing ivory silver shards for marble style stones
• Using Enamels to create the quartz stone
On the second day we will two versions of wire wrapping:
• Learn simple wire wrapped rock
• Complex wire wrapped rock
• Make more shards for Turquoise rock to take home!
• Long stones