Flameworks

Are you a fire bug with a creative streak? Want to melt glass, make beads, or create vessels?

PrincipalAmata Amati d’Arezzo
Deputy Osanna van der Linden
Facebook Group Flameworks Guild

The Flameworks Guild meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00-9:00 pm at Amata’s house in North Austin (please reach out to the Guild Leader to request the address).

The meetings focus on flameworking which involves manipulating glass using a torch to make beads and small vessels. Members bring their own supplies (glass rods, Hot Head torch and Mapp gas, eye protection and tools). Those new to the art are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest. Information will be provided on where to get supplies if they wish to attend additional meetings. There are five stations to work at and an additional table for working on other projects while waiting for an open station.

Never Done Lampworking before?

This Supply list will give you an idea of the supplies you can buy, try, and use for lampworking activities! This includes the minimum you need to attend the guild and participate as a regular member and what constitutes a “basic kit”.

Lampworking Supply List (google doc)

Upcoming Activities

June 3, 2020
  • Flameworks Guild (tentative, virtual)

    June 3, 2020  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    TBD

    In light of Covid-19 and society changes, virtual alternative for this practice (social time, video drills, etc) is yet to be decided. Details will be added as available.

    The website has information on supplies: bryn-gwlad.ansteorra.org

    Reach out via Facebook with questions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BrynGwlad/

    The meetings normally focus on flameworking which involves manipulating glass using a torch to make beads and small vessels. For in-person meetings, members bring their own supplies (glass rods, Hot Head torch and Mapp gas, eye protection and tools).

    Those new to the art are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest. Information will be provided on where to get supplies if they wish to attend additional meetings. There are five stations to work at and an additional table for working on other projects while waiting for an open station.

    See more details

June 10, 2020
  • Flameworks Guild (Facebook watch party!)

    June 10, 2020  8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/694998077288000/?ref=share

    We will be watching a class on glass beads throughout history! You can join the class via zoom or join the watch party in the BG flameworks guild group

    Watch party: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694998077288000/?ref=share

    Zoom (details willie addison thos event):
    https://facebook.com/events/s/online-class-glass-beads-throu/257470952102815/?ti=as

    The meetings normally focus on flameworking which involves manipulating glass using a torch to make beads and small vessels. For in-person meetings, members bring their own supplies (glass rods, Hot Head torch and Mapp gas, eye protection and tools).

    Those new to the art are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest. Information will be provided on where to get supplies if they wish to attend additional meetings. There are five stations to work at and an additional table for working on other projects while waiting for an open station.

    See more details

June 17, 2020
  • Flameworks Guild (Facebook watch party!)

    June 17, 2020  8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/694998077288000/?ref=share

    We will be watching a class on glass beads throughout history! You can join the class via zoom or join the watch party in the BG flameworks guild group

    Watch party: https://www.facebook.com/groups/694998077288000/?ref=share

    Zoom (details willie addison thos event):
    https://facebook.com/events/s/online-class-glass-beads-throu/257470952102815/?ti=as

    The meetings normally focus on flameworking which involves manipulating glass using a torch to make beads and small vessels. For in-person meetings, members bring their own supplies (glass rods, Hot Head torch and Mapp gas, eye protection and tools).

    Those new to the art are invited to attend their first meeting as a guest. Information will be provided on where to get supplies if they wish to attend additional meetings. There are five stations to work at and an additional table for working on other projects while waiting for an open station.

    See more details