Soft Glass Flameworking: Beads and More

$350.00Member Price: $300.00


Soft Glass Flameworking: Beads and More is a comprehensive 18 hour introduction (or re-introduction) to soda (soft) glass flame work. 

Flameworking describes the process of using a single flame (the lamp or torch) to make small glass objects. Our lamp is a propane and oxygen burning torch called a Minor Burner. Rods of glass are melted in the torch flame and wrapped around a steel rod called a mandrel. The rods are prepared with bead release, which allows the annealed and cooled beads to be removed for use in jewelry.

In this Class You Will Learn:

  • Safety information – using the torch correctly and safely. (Nortel Minor Burner)
  • Winding the molten glass onto the mandrel and shaping it.
  • Simple decorating techniques: dots, combing, stringer pulling and application, manipulation of hot glass surfaces.
  • Mandrel preparation, cleaning the beads when finished.
  • Design Concepts- How to transform an idea into a finished item!

Class Dates:

  • October 15th 6-8 p.m.
  • October 17th 6-8 p.m.
  • October 22nd 6-8 p.m.
  • October 23rd 6-8 p.m.
  • October 24th 6-8 p.m.
  • October 28th 6-8 p.m.

Open Studio:

  • This class will include 6 hours of open studio flameworking, in which the students will have the opportunity to practice outside of class time. Open studio dates will be set after the first class.


  • Wear sleeves at least to your elbows, long pants and closed-toed shoes, tie back long hair.

Cancellation Policy

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