This two day workshop will focus on the tricks, tips, and nuances to help elevate students glassblowing skills to the next level. By exploring the various applications of color bar, we will learn about the dynamics of the heat and the shape of the material, and how they affect the finished product.
During the first day, we will work on building a solid foundation of knowledge of the material. Through discussion and demonstration of the reasons the glass moves the way it does. We will then use this knowledge to our advantage, with the primary goal of consistency and efficiency.
Day two of the workshop will concentrate on more advanced techniques using color bar, including; overlays, controlled color blow throughs, pulling straight cane, twisty cane, encalmo and stuffing color cups.
A lot of information will be covered in a very short amount of time, so bring your sketchbooks and favorite bar colors!
Supplies: FCAC will provide some bar for students to use during class. *Limited quantity and colors will be available.
Courtney Branam was born and raised in Houston, TX. While studying engineering and graphic design at Texas Tech University, he discovered his passion for blowing glass. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Courtney has traveled from Alaska to Australia – and parts in between – practicing his craft. He currently lives in Seattle and has worked as a freelance glass blower in numerous studios. Courtney can frequently be found working at the Tacoma Museum of Glass with the hotshop team, as staff at Pilchuck Glass School and in studios of Pratt Fine Arts Center. Courtney has participated in several group and solo exhibitions and in 2013 received the People’s Choice Award at The Tacoma Museum of Glass Red Hot Auction. Courtney has taught at Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA, UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY, The Appalachian Center for Craft at Tennessee Technological University, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, and China Academy of Arts, College of Craft, in Hangzhou, China.
December 14th-15th / 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.
Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.