Lampworking - DOT Basics: Skills and Techniques

  • Sunday, December 05, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL120521MB
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  • $109 + $25 materials fee
  • $84 + $25 materials fee

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Take your glass bead-making to the next level! Dots are delightful, but dots can be daunting. This class is full of tips and tricks to increase your dot confidence. Mandrel size, dipping method, and glass color choice - all matter. You will learn how to manage various styles of dots and their placement. And if the bead itself is not enough bling, you will learn how to use reduction glass to put the bling factor over the top.


  • Remember to wear close-toed shoes & long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.
  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Overall BARN safety policies are here.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to fill out our simple form and apply.

Instructor Bio:

  • Michele Benson has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Potsdam State College in New York and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Portland State University.

    After many years in the field of child protection, Michele retired and opened Sandhill Glass Studio (formerly Cuttlefish Glass Studio) where she taught Lampworking (torchwork) for over ten years until she moved to Washington State.

    She has taught Lampworking (torchwork) for OIT (Oregon Institute of Technology), for Klamath Community College, and has written articles for Softflex Jewelry Company.

    Michele is a long-time member of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB) and is currently a member of the Florida Glass Dragons.

    When not in her studio, Michele volunteers for the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County and for the Kitsap Humane Society. She enjoys travelling, scuba diving and underwater photography!

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