Lara Davis Phelps
Jax Member $81 / General Public $100 / Deposit $25
Play with fire and get rewarded! This introductory class will have students creating beautiful glass beads using a flameworking bench torch and rods of different colored soft glass. Students in this class will learn about the equipment and safety precautions necessary to safely work soft glass into a variety of unique beads. From choosing beautiful color combinations, to swirling and texturing, students will walk away with a number of glass beads ready to be used in their next jewelry project or gifted to a friend! Completion of this class will qualify students to rent the center's glass studio on an individual basis and join the Glass Club, which meets monthly.
Materials Fee: $30
Minimum Enrollment, 3: Maximum Enrollment, 6
Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult
About the Instructor: Lara Davis Phelps discovered glass in her last year of college at RISD. Lara went back to school at the Appalachian Center for Crafts where she met her husband and discovered bead making. Building a studio, starting a business, and having a family are her current focus. She lives in Floyd with her husband and two kids.