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This course is designed for beginners in sculpting off-mandrel forms in soft glass.


This class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Denton, to gently introduce the sculptural beginner to quirky off mandrel forms in soft glass from the comfort of your own studio. We will learn how to make penguins, elephants, owls, fish and flamingos. These forms will teach the student a variety of techniques including how to ‘gather’, how to work with scissors and scaled up ‘mashers’, how to make use of the ‘glass tripod’ to create a stand for your animal and when to use ‘hot’ and ‘cold’ punties during the making process whilst ‘auto-annealing’ your soft glass sculptures.

By the end of these video tutorials you will feel comfortable and confident making your own original small scale sculptures in soft glass without the cracks.


You will have access to:


13 demos showing you how to make a fish, an owl, a flamingo, a penguin and an elephant in soft glass step by step. Although these techniques can also be created in borosilicate glass too.


Class includes one complimentary one on one consultation with ZGS founder Dr Julie Anne Denton to help you with the tricky bits, whilst receiving personal help and encouragement with the projects. It is advisable to use this consultation as our participants find the them invaluable.


Visual technical handouts are also provided which help you remember the steps for all the demonstrations at a glance. Please remember, what we are creating is tricky and takes A LOT of practice, logic, patience, and an inquiring mind.


This e_course is a stand alone course which is complimented by Julie 1: Christmas decorations and Julie 2: Sculpting the figure e_course channels. Our Julie 1: Animals e_course will push your skill level and give you confidence in your own abilities, and empower you to own your creativity.


You can work through this course at your own pace. After purchase allow 24 hours to be granted access to the Julie 1: Animals channel. You will have six months unlimited access to your channel from this point. Please be patient until you receive the email which grants you access.


A folder full of goodies is included with this e_course channel which includes demo transcriptions, visual technical demo handouts, other technical data sheets which compliment your course and helpful pictures. All demos have been transcribed and are available upon request in 30 different languages.


Skill Level: Own torch or access to a flameworking studio is a necessity. Experience in flameworking is helpful but not a necessity.

E-course Julie 1: Sculpting Animals in Soft Glass channel

  • You will be sent a dropbox invitation to a shared folder via email which compliments the instructional demos. Enjoy and do not hesitate to book your one on one consultation with the maestro if you are finding any aspects of your e_course tricky - You have one 1 on 1 consultation which comes for free with this e_course. Please use your consultation as our participants find these sessions extremely helpful.

    Please allow 24 hours to gain access to your channel. Look out for emails from atelier315, dropbox & in the coming days.

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