Cane Pulling Class

Cane Pulling Class

Cane Pulling Class
March 27th and 28th, 2010
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Spectrum Studio
196 W. Malvern Ave. (2630 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84115

Glass Art Guild of Utah have put together another fantastic glass forming workshop. This time we’re making and pulling cane from the glory hole for making bracelets, beads, paper weights, pattern bars, hot parts or other components to use as a design element in other work or for fusing them together all by themselves either way making and pulling cane is a fun and exciting activity. It’s a great exercise in handling molten glass and will teach you ways of creating glass cane and pattern bars with much detail enabling you to put your own unique style into your fused, cast or lamped worked glass.

Several ways of making cane and pattern bars using the glory hole will be taught. Some of these techniques will include gathering molten glass with a punty rod then combining that glass with glass strips, stinger, frits, powder or rods. After working that glob of glass in the glory hole to a soft and pliable state it is then pulled out into a long thin cane. Also a process of building a pattern design in a square glass box that in turn is heated in the glory hole and pulled into a thin cane maintaining the detailed design work of the original box throughout the cane. Each student will have ample time to create their own work. The crucible kiln will be fired up as well to give us a large supply of molten glass to gather from. If you are not familiar with working with glass in this way don’t worry no previous experience is necessary. We will take you from start to finish and show you all you need to know to create incredible work.

In this 2-day class the first day will be spent on the fundamentals of working with the equipment, making lattacino canes and creating canes for use the following day in more detailed and complex cane and pattern bar pieces. Students of the class will also have an opportunity to rent time on the equipment outside of the time spent in the class.

Cost is $150.00 per student and even though all materials are included (in 90 COE) students are encouraged to bring any special colors they would like to use. Anyone wanting to use anything other than 90 COE glass are welcome to bring their own glass.

Please contact Stacy to sign up. We will need a deposit of $75.00 before the 5th of March to hold your spot. Also, there are only 10 spots available so get your name on the list if you are interested!

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