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This E-course channel is designed for beginners in sculpting off-mandrel in order to get a deeper understanding of how to control the heat in borosilicate glass


This course will build upon your personal understanding of how the heat and the glass work together to gently develop your skill level in the comfort of your own studio. In this E_course you will learn how to make simple flat twisted and tapered forms, filigrana cane simple and tough, zanfirico simple and tough, perfectly concentric dots and variants on the original shapes we introduce.  These forms will teach you a variety of techniques. The class allows you to work in a creative way with colour on clear borosilicate. You will learn how to encase clear rod and twist and shape in the flame to create an icicle with a loop/bail to hang from. Loop exercises are set and once both design and loops are mastered we delve into the use of stripes twisted on the outside of the icicle leading to the making of a variety of different types of ‘filigrana’ and 'zanfirico' cane in the Italian style. We will look at a number of design types with colour. The most important technique you will learn on this workshop is how to use heat to control (to your best advantage) and pull glass uniformly. By the end of the workshop participants will have many beautiful creations for home or as gifts. 


Class includes:


Six video tutorials which should take four weeks to complete if you include your practising time. This course includes how to make loops / bails, simple flat twisty, simple taper, mini taper, simple filigrana, perfect concentric dots, difficult flat twist, combating asymmetry, tough filigrana, simplified zanfirico and rich yet difficult zanfirico.


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 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 class is designed by glass master Dr Julie Anne Denton and is a stand alone course, but purposefully designed to be the precurser to Julie 2: Ghost Flower - Introduction to big sculpture in borosilicate glass.. Our Julie 1: Christmas Decorations e_course channel 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: Xmas decs 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: Heat Control | Xmas Decs E_course 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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