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Teaching exclusively online for Zurich Glass School we would like to present master lampworker Shane Fero from the USA. Shane Fero teaches how to create figures, use gold leaf to create ornate Christmas decorations, learn multiple cold working techniques, blown vessels with gradient seals, painting glass vessels and firing. Class is taught in soft & hard glass & includes a bird demo.


In this Shane 3 masterclass (Level - intermediate/advanced), Shane will teach how to blow with tubing and work with solid glass in both soft and hard glass whilst setting a class project to boost your creativity. No specialist equipment other than your normal lampworking torch and tools are required.


What the course includes - 25% boro |15% effetre |25% neon tubing

0. Introduction to blowing glass

1. Female root figure on blown stand in effetre

2. Bororsilicate cavalier on blown stand

3. Effetre - Mixed media – the Vignette – Set class project opening up your inner creative voice.

5. Effetre - Mixed media – the Vignette – The Glass Art Society type of demo you only dream about watching me create my signature box vignettes

4. 24k Gold leaf hollow Christmas decoration- Neon tubing and 96 coe powders used to create a beautiful hanging blown object

5. Painting and firing on glass - Bird vessel - Effetre and neon tubing combination including simple coe gradient seal using paints, oxides and other materials to decorate blown glass for firing hot on the torch.

6. Cold working techniques - Using the facilities at Penland School of Crafts I will demonstrate on my own work how to use numerous pieces of finishing equipment: diamond flatbed, linisher, sandblaster, acid etching and much more.


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 both Shane 1:Intro to Blowing & Shane 2: Back to Basics courses. Our Shane Fero 3 course will push your skill level and give you confidence in your own glass making abilities, and empower you to own your creativity. As an icing on the cake you will also receive a complimentary one on one consultation zoom with maestro Shane Fero to help you through the tricky bits. It is advisable to use this consultation as our participants find the them invaluable.


You can work through this course at your own pace. Within the next 24 hours you will be given three months unlimited access to the Shane 3: Finding your artistic voice channel. Please be patient until you receive the email which grants you access.


A folder full of complimentary material is included with this e_course channel which includes demo transcriptions, visual pdf's 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 or beadmaking is a must.

E-course Shane Fero 3: Finding your artistic voice 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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