Wire Wrapped Glass Florals

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Instructor: Terry Henry
After a career as a scientist Terry Henry answered her hearts call to turn to art full time and since the day after her retirement in November 2011 she hasn’t looked back! Terry is a native of California from the community of Los Gatos, she attended college at San Jose State University where she started out as and art student, however her concern for making a living resulted in a career path change to earth science; though all the while nourishing the desire to be and artist. Terry’s art embraces science, as she is best known for her glass flowers and electroforming work, which combines real flowers, insects, fossils with inorganic materials and her lampwork floral designs. Terry’s extensive teaching experience to adult learns in the field of art and science makes her class easy to understand and follow. Teaching experience: Teaching experience includes a State Single Subject Teaching Credentials in Art and Science and a Lifetime Community College Teaching Credential. I started teaching science in 1976 at State and Community College level, and art and science at the K-8 level. I teach flameworking, wire wrapping, and electroforming to adult learners across the country.

Currently not available.
Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: July 29, from 9:00am to 3:00pm
$125 » Class Fee
$65 » and includes: 5 handmade lamp work disk beads, 3 handmade lamp work leaves on nichrome wire, 3 handmade lampwork flower buds on nichrome wire, 5 handmade lampwork bell flowers on nichrome, and copper wire. A tutorial containing detailed instructions and photographs. Additional components will be available for purchase.

This class focuses on the assembly of a necklace using handmade lamp work disk beads as a base and artfully combining glass components: flowers, buds, leaves, accent beads, etc. to create a lightweight, comfortable, and wearable piece of art. This project provides artists with wire wrapping and coiling experience and a basic assembly process using disk beads that will be useful beyond the design provided in this lesson. Glass components are provided in the class kit along with detailed instructions and photographs. Additional components will be available for purchase. Skills taught include step-by-step wire wrapping, coiling, and the use of pliers and other hand tools for assembly. Students are expected to finish their project in class.
Optional Equipment for Students to Bring:
• Bead mat/work surface Magnifying glass
• Lamp
• 4-6mm crystal beads or pearls • 10-inch length of 4 to 6 mm round leather for “chain”
• 4 matching end caps

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