Saturday + Sunday, March 11 + 12
10am - 5pm each day
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Brazee welcomes back Heather Trimlett, visiting artist and instructor, for this 2-day flameworking workshop. Heather brings 25 years of beadmaking experience to you! She will share her heat control magic and tricks to give your work that clean and precise look we all want. You will learn her secrets to applying glass to a large mandrel while maintaining a nice smooth bead base. The class will start with 1/8” mandrels then work way up to……let’s see how brave you are…..maybe all the way up to a 1” mandrel?!
TWISTS! Almost all of Heather’s beads contain TWISTS! She has more tips and tricks to share with you to make your twisting life easier. You will learn to control the application of your twist and match the ends when you apply your twist…your friends will be amazed and your beads will be gorgeous! This class will also cover polishing the holes on the inside of the larger hole beads and an introduction to tumbling and polishing your disk beads.
One of Heather’s favorite things to do is deconstruct and redirect the frustrations of your current project. Take advantage of her years of experience and bring a sample of your current work to class so she can jump start you back into your creative process! Seriously, critiquing your own work and that of others (in a nurturing environment) makes us all better beadmakers.
Time permitting, bonus instruction may include: clear casing, using Puffy mandrels for constructing hollow beads, and your special requests.
Heather will bring her tools for you to try and will instruct you on how to use them. She will have her tools available for sale, too.
Heather Trimlett is a highly respected teacher and flameworking artist. Her knowledge of glass beadmaking is extensive, shaped by almost 25 years at the torch. Heather’s work approaches perfection and pushes the envelope in shape and form. Her beads are vibrant in their color and enthusiastic design just like she is, their color palette a crisp and clean mix of primary colors.
Heather's first attempt at beadmaking was in 1989 when the American glass bead movement was in its infancy. By 1992 she had an oxygen & propane torch and in 1993 she attended her first SGB Gathering in Prescott, AZ and met an organized group of people doing the same thing.
Teaching her first class in 1994, Heather has packed classrooms in San Diego and across the U.S. and Canada ever since. She is a natural instructor - encouraging, demonstrative and patient. It is the questions from her many students that make her study each and every move of her hands or the position of her glass in the flame while she is working. She loves knowing her work this well.
See more of Heathers work at heathertrimlett.com
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend class at time of registration. 24 hour notice required to keep payment as CREDIT to be used towards another class. All sales final, no refunds.