Flameworking for Beginners

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Learn how to create marbles, perfume bottles, sculpted animals and much more working with glass straws over a flame. The perfect course for anyone who has done a beading class and wants to explore the medium further or for anyone wanting to make beautiful sculpted objects in glass. Think glassblowing on a smaller, more intimate scale. No glass working experience is required. All materials are provided.


NOTE FOR INTERSTATE PARTICIPANTS: Canberra Glassworks decides a week prior if the class will run. Please consider this if you are coming from out of town and booking accommodation and contact us on 6207 4441 for confirmation.

Course ID CGW1042
Price $340.00 (GST included)
Start date Saturday, 03 February 2018
Finish date Saturday, 03 February 2018
Sessions 1 session of 6.5 hours
Time 10.00am - 4.30pm
Tutor Canberra Glassworks
Status Module is finished.


Please wear and bring the following:
* Comfortable cotton or natural fibre clothing - NO FLAMMABLE OR SYNTHETIC CLOTHING
* Wear long pants and wear or bring both a long sleeve and short sleeve cotton shirt to class (It can get hot/cold and a change of clothing may be needed)
* Covered shoes (e.g. leather shoes, boots or runners. Make sure none of your foot is exposed)
* A bottle of water
* If you have long hair wear it tied back
* If you need reading glasses bring them as well
* Your class will run over lunch time so bring something to eat and a snack

IMPORTANT: Your teacher will arrange a time for you to come and pick up your work. This will be at least a week after your class. If you need your work to be posted to you, there will be an additional fee for postage. Let your teacher know if this is required.

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About your tutor:
Mark Eliott is a Sydney based artist and teacher who’s main technique is sculpting and blowing borosilicate glass in the flame. His sculptures vary from the figurative to the abstract to the conceptual; on themes ranging from life-like representations of marine organisms to mythological figures and visual representations of music. His current projects include a collaboration with film-maker Jack McGrath to animate flame-worked glass. Mark also loves to teach and is often delighted by the improvisations produced by beginners on the flame.

Location: Canberra Glassworks

Address: 11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston

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