In this two day workshop we will explore the creation of mini reef worlds that can be trasnsposed onto your beads as well as these unique mini paper weights.
During Day 1 we will disucss the elements suited to these mini reef worlds. We will look at inclusions such as dichroic, goldstone, mesh and wire aswell as bespoke unique lampwork additions: anemone, flowers, tube seaweed, rainbow and Translucent murrini, shells and pebbles. This informal discussion part of the day will give you the opportunity to start thinking what you would like to achieve with your own pieces. You are welcome to bring reef photos to inspire us all and to use as reference photos
Once our inclusins have been desicded on we will start to create cane on the torch. You will have the rest of the day to do this as we will be going through each individual element with a demonstration, first including how to apply and get the very best from each piece. then an opportunity to produce something similar to your own design.
In day 2 you will learn how to make a mini reef paperweight using all the inclusions learnt on day 1. The day will start with a demo on encasing your creations and to build the reef environment into the glass that will make you want to dive in! Once the demo is complete it is over to you to make your mini paper weights.
This workshop is designed for intimediate lampworkers with experience in encasing. You do not need to have made cane before but some good expereince on the torch will benefit to your learning process.