This is a SOFT GLASS marble class.
Any Soft Glass, (but I will be using COE 104.)
For the main body of the marbles I am using 10mm clear rods. (But, any size will work. )
Lots of colors will be used, including some chunk goldstone. All of the colors are “your choice”.
Note: There is not a Materials kit. You will be supplying all of the materials.
Any Oxy/fuel torch will work. I am using my Bethlehem Bravo, but only using the inner torch, which is the same as the Bethlehem Alpha, which is very similar to the Nortel Minor, or CC Bead Burner. Larger torches may also be used. (Torches using a concentrator may also be used. It is just a bit slower. Which is ok, get into the zen of glass)
If you have tungsten tweezers, these are very helpful.
I offer a Tool kit which consists of the Fiberboard with a Divot, and 2 steel rods pre-shaped for use.
1- Fiber Board with Divot (you can order from me, or use your own graphite marble mold on a stick…the hand held kind)
2- 1/8″ stainless steel punties with a point ground on one side, and ground flat on the other side (you can order from me, or grind your own)
Graphite Marble Mold (table top or hand held)
You will supply all of the other normal flame working tools.
This class is 4 days. Each class starts at00 4:00 PM (MST) and lasts for approximately 2+ hours each day.
This class will meet in Zoom. I will send you a Zoom invite the week before, and a reminder the day before the class begins.
I will also send you an invite to a private FaceBook group after you sign up for the class.
All of the videos will be recorded and saved to a Private Facebook Group for 2 weeks. When you sign up for this class, you will need to send me a friend request via FaceBook, so that I can add you to our private Facebook Page. (my Facebook is BronwenHeilman)
Day 1: Jan 21 – Tie Dye Marble
Day 2: Jan 28 – The Twisted Marble
Day 3: Feb. 4 – The Compression Flower Marble
Day 4: Feb. 11 – The Vortex Marble
I will also have office hours Monday evenings after each class on Zoom from 5-6 pm (MST). I will send out the invite on Sunday for anyone who may have questions.
This class is very fluid. There may be extra marble classes available to take after you complete this course.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I have had a few questions about this class, so I thought I would add them here:
Q: Do I have to use the fiber mold with a divot that you sell?
A: No, you do not need to use the fiber mold with a divot that I sell. You can use a graphite marble mold, as long as it is on a handle. The table top version gets too hot to handle.
Q: Can I make my own fiber mold with a divot?
A: Yes you can, and we will go into how to do that in the class.
Q: Can I make my own steel punties?
A: Yes you can. Just grind a small (1/8 inch deep) point on one side, and grind the other side flat.
Q: Can I take just one day instead of all 4?
A: I am sorry, you cannot. When you enroll in the course you will have access to all of the videos and techniques.
Q: If I miss one of the classes, can I watch it later?
A: Yes. All of the videos from the class will be available to watch again and again for 4 weeks after the last class.