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Glass Workshops

  Glass Workshops at Inspiration Farm with Brian Kerkvliet I will be offering private classes throughout the Summer and Fall! Come by yourself or get a group of friends together. I charge $500 a day for up to 3 people. 4 or more people will be based on $150 a day per person. This includes […]

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Creative Construction Considerations

    Brian Kerkvliet will share many ways of creatively working out construction concepts from a sketch to a finished piece Weather you are sculpting a goblet or a large involved construction there are tricks that will help your ideas spring to life. This class is intended for intermediate to advances glass artists who have […]

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Flameworking Extravaganza!

6 day Flameworking Extravaganza! at Inspiration Farm We will explore both soft glass and borosilicate working techniques. Everything from advanced bead techniques to borosilicate constructions will be discussed and demonstrated. We will try to accommodate special areas of interest in this week of glass. Goblets, bottles, solid sculpture and complex part assemblies are a few […]

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Borosilicate Sculpture

Goblets and more! Intermediate This class is for all you borosilicate brains. We will cover the old German tips for how to get you goblet bowls to open out right, get you feet to spin out strait, pull strait points and fix the ones that aren’t strait to begin with. Apply nice lip wraps, trails, […]

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Good Goblets Galore!

This class is for all you borosilicate brains. We will cover the old German tips for how to get you goblet bowls to open out right, get you feet to spin out strait, pull strait points and fix the ones that aren’t strait to begin with. Apply nice lip wraps, trails, optics and more. Sculpting […]

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Beginning Beads and Beyond!

Brian will facilitate an information packed workshop demonstrating the finer points of flameworked beads and sculptures. There will be ample one on one instruction and lots of demos. A few of the techniques to be covered are: complex feather, dot and surface decoration techniques, simple murrine and other specialty cane construction and application, silver and […]

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The bead gets bigger, Core vessels and more!

  There is more one can do on the torch besides beads. Working with beads gives you some kind of connection to the history of glass. One of the natural outgrowths of bead making, both historically and today, is the formation of core vessels. Making core vessels is a great way to experiment with different […]

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Murrine Madness!

The first mosaic glass canes were thought to have been produced in Egypt as early as the 360 BC. and reached its climax in Rome and  Alexandria during the two centuries around the birth of Christ. Mosaic cane then declined rapidly, due to the wide spread of the use of the blowpipe and, perhaps, to […]

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Beads and beyond!

Beads and beyond! Marbles and More! Brian will facilitate an information packed workshop demonstrating the finer points of flameworked Glass. At the torch many complicated furnace techniques can be achieved on a small scale. Brian will share his years of furnace and lampworking experience, in this unique cross pollination of techniques. Murrine, advanced twisted canes, […]

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Furnace-working: Cane, Cup, & Incalmo

Further your glassblowing skills. Explore a variety of Italian techniques for vessel making and embellishment. Learn elaborate cane-working techniques, complex bit-work, Incalmo, and joinery using the garage. For intermediate to advanced students. Brian Kerkvliet has taught workshops, lectured, and studied with many renowned artists worldwide from Pilchuck to Australia. Brain blends technical proficiency and creative […]

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