02/28/2018 by Dean Simpson 0 Comments
Roger Parramore will be teaching ‘Flameworking Fundamentals’ at Touchstone from June 18–22, 2018
In this workshop, students will gain a firm understanding of the physical nature of glass and its relationship to the flame, while developing a strong systematic approach to realizing your individual vision. Discussions and demonstrations will cover everything from equipment considerations, solid sculpture, and understanding color, to small scale blown work, goblets, and beyond. This class is about understanding the material and developing a strong sense of how to approach it along with the technical knowledge necessary to move forward, and not so much about realizing finished product. A fast paced class for the beginner in search of a sound base on which to build, or the more seasoned flameworker in need of a review.
Roger states, "Glass took me under its spell early when at the age of nine I sat glued in place watching the traveling lampworkers spin ships and unicorns. Through the years my relationship with glass has come to define a good bit of who I am. I pursued my interest through an apprenticeship in scientific glassblowing and then on into the art glass world teaching and showing my work. Some forty-four years later my fascination with this most universal of materials is ongoing. From art to manufacturing color and teaching, glass has been a near life-long companion."