Semi-Private classes: $40 per hour per person/$80 per hour, designed for two people coming together. You will not be placed with strangers.
Girls Night Out/Birthday Party: 4 person max $ 80 per hour. Taking turns 2 at a time working while two observe.
Hands on Glass Experience: 1 or 2, three hour lessons. Perfect for someone not wishing to take regular weekly classes. Projects tailored to your needs.
Cash:in person on the day of your class
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Beginer classes are perfect to introduce you to flameworking. Both lampwork bead and borosilicate glass classes are available. I can help you on your way to building your own studio or renting time at my studio to practice once you have demonstrated a safe working knowledge of the equipment. Classes available to those 16 and older.
Intermediate classes are geared towards teaching existing artists new skills or familiarizing a beginner with lampworking over a period of time thus preparing them to practice in their own studio. I will help in any way I can to give you the information you need to set up a safe studio.
My main focus is sculpture, both solid and blown. I will introduce basic beads and sculptural beads as well, on going students will work towards hollow forms both functional and non functional. Private and Semi-Private classes at my North Great River studio. Town of Islip in Long Island NY. 45 minutes east of Manhattan, exit 57 from the Long Island Expressway (495), Exit 44E from Sunrise Highway or 43A on Southern State Pkwy. The Great River stop on the Long Island Rail Road, Montuak branch, is 1 hour from Manhattan and only a few minutes from the studio. Or Ronkonkoma line to last stop.
Please call 631-446-1699 or use email link above for more information or to schedule class.
Student Studio Rental Lampworking (At my home studio):
$25 per person per hour, includes CLEAR GLASS ONLY, aim clambshell kiln firing (14 inch octagon), tools and safety equipment use.
$10 extra per session for use of paragon 240 guillotine door kiln. (18 inch cube)
Rental is only available to my students who have taken weekly/frequent on going classes with me over time.
During which they will be prepped for renting practice time. I determine when each student is ready to rent practice time in addition to their class time. Each student can expect about 6 months of weekly classes with me to be ready to rent time, it varies based on the students attention to detail and comfort level with the equipment.
Experienced lampworkers, 5+ years, welcome on a case by case basis, with prior approval. This will be based on proficiency with equipment and skill level to be determined before rental time. Call for more information 631-446-1699
Studio rental for lampworking will be on a GTT Phantom or Red Max torch.
Kiln Firing Available for past lampworking students after classes have ended that need to fire work and have yet to purchase a kiln.
$10 each for the top loading kiln and $15 per firing for the front loading kiln.
Plan for your first lampworking session to be a minimum of 3 hours in order to have enough time to learn some basics and then actually make a sculpture, pendant or beads.
If you wish to learn both types of glass, I usually schedule the first class in borosilicate glass (like Pyrex TM and your bakeware) and the second class in soda lime glass (soft or bead glass). For both of these initial classes I recommend a 3 hour block. This can be adjusted according to your needs or desire to only work in one type of glass.
Additional classes can be scheduled with a minimum of a 2-3 hour block.
My time schedule is flexible to meet your needs. Classes are available between 2 and 10 pm.
If you see it on the website, I can help you make it!
If you are just starting to work with borosilicate, I can help with connections and building sculpture.
If you’re already working in glass and can't figure out a technique you see here, I can help.
If you wish to learn to make a bead, I can help.
If you want to try flameworking for the first time, I can help.
If you would like to work on soda lime sculptural beads or off mandrel sculpture, I can help.
If I can help with an answer in an email or phone call I will, save your money for new supplies!
If I can't help you I will try to direct you to someone who can.
I look forward to learning from you! What to bring:
All materials will be provided including safety equipment and glass.
If you have any equipment you would like to bring please feel free to do so.
Bring your safety glasses if you have them, If not they will be provided.
Kevlar gloves or sleeves if you use them
Your own blow hose for hollow borosilicate work
any tool you can’t work without
cotton or natural fiber clothing, closed shoes, no cuffs on pants
Any recording devices you want: camera, paper etc...
You may bring samples of your work to show me your attempts that you need help figuring out, if that's what your class is for.
If you’re already working in glass please email me a link to or photos of some of your work, if possible, so I can get a better idea of your starting point to help make the class content appropriate for your skill level.
You will be working on a GTT Mirage, Phantom or Nortel Red Max torch on tanked oxygen and using either a digitally controlled Paragon 240 or Aim kiln.
Class Feedback:Diane Brzeski of Virginia states: “I have been glassworking for a little over a year, starting with beads, then marbles and then I tried my hand at small sculptures. They continually fell apart where they had been joined. I found Ro’s sculptures on line and wrote asking if I could take a class. Well, that was a call I will always be glad I made. I spent all day with Ro and she was a most patient and understanding instructor. She shared her techniques and knowledge freely. As soon as I asked "How do you do this….. or that…..” She immediately demonstrated how it was done. I came away with more knowledge then any class I have ever taken. My glasswork has improved immensely since my class. If you get a chance, I highly recommend learning from Ro. She will definitely make you a better glassworker.”
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