Formerly known as Pipe-Making 101-301
30 Lessons Approx 40-90 min ea. + 30 solo Accelerated learning labs 2-8 hours each.
One-on-one instruction from one of our in-house professional glassblowers.
In your first 10 lessons, you will learn beginner pipe making skills such as; basic pipe shaping, project prep, and workspace maintenance. You will gain knowledge that will culminate in the completion of a perfect, clear “spoon-style” pipe.
Lesson 11-20 you will further your journey into borosilicate pipe making by using the skills developed in the first 10 lessons to create more complex shapes. Techniques will also include different color applications and an introduction to basic “bridging” and fusing of multiple shapes. The goal in lessons 11-20 is to create a perfect dry “hammer style” pipe with inside-out frit coloring.
Lessons 21-30 will be learning advanced pipe making skills. Students will use all the techniques from the first 20 lessons to start to find their own voice and style learning advanced techniques such as inside-out like work, “fume-tech”, bubbler creation and more! The goal of lessons 21-30 is to create a fumed sherlock-style bubbler. Upon completion of GLASS FUNCTION, you will receive your Pipers Diploma from The Bern Glass School.
Accelerated learning lab 1= 10 sessions at 2 hours each.– After your lesson to practice what you have learned. Many glassblowing amenities are included: torch, kiln, eyeglasses, tools, oxygen, propane, electricity and a station at The Bern Gallery.
Accelerated learning lab 2= 10 sessions at 4 hours each
Accelerated learning lab 3 = 10 sessions at 8 hours each.
**All glassblowing lessons or packages purchased through this website must be started within 30 days of purchase & completed within one year. LESSON REFUND POLICY: For a full refund on single lesson or packages, you must cancel via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48 hours before first scheduled lesson****