Class Dates:Thursday, August 10 - Sunday, August 1310am - 4pm each dayClick the box next to "Date" and scroll to select starting date and time.
Stephanie Sersich is back! This time for an incredible 4-day flameworking workshop. Escape into the world of beads with this talented, thoughtful, and super creative visiting instructor. This workshop was created for the student hoping to dramatically transform their individual voice and skills on the torch (and even to the kiln).
Spend four days playing with glass, words and symbols to create beads, personal totems and small vessels. We’ll make beads and components on the torch (symbols like hearts, eyes, flowers, birds, snakes and other animals) and string some as a necklace or totem. Then each student will plan and execute a torch-to- kiln project – we’ll create a repertoire of personal symbols and arrange them on sheet glass, then fuse, slump and finish them to create a kiln-formed vessel. Students could compose a personal narrative, form a rebus or just build an extraordinary reliquary.
A totem (Ojibwe dodaem) is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a person or group of people.
A rebus (/ˈrē-bəs/) is an allusional device that uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.
A reliquary is a shrine or container for sacred or magical objects.
Some beadmaking experience required. Students will be working with Bullseye glass, COE 90. EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Register for this workshop before June 1, Workshop Tuition - $750. After June 1, Workshop Tuition - $800.
Stephanie Sersich has been making glass beads for over 15 years, and her work is known for its delicious color palette and pioneering sculptural techniques. Her jewelry is eclectic, incorporating a mixture of her own lampwork beads, vintage glass, ethnic beads, natural materials and fibers. She teaches her beadmaking and jewelry techniques all over the world, is featured in many books and magazines, and her own book Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads was published by Interweave Press in 2008. For more about Stephanie and to see her work, visit sssbeads.com