Introductory Lampworking with Borosilicate Marbles

  • Saturday, March 26, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • BARN's Glass Arts Studio, Class Code GL032622GD
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  • $104 + $14 materials fee
  • $80 + $14 materials fee

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In this introductory class, you'll learn to work with our propane/oxygen torches and borosilicate glass to make simple marbles.

We'll start with a safety orientation & introduction to our lampworking tools and equipment. You will learn to:

  • Collect a gather,
  • Attach and detach punties, 
  • Shape molten glass using gravity, surface tension, marble moulds, and other shaping tools,
  • Use colored glass to make simple designs.

Completing this class and demonstrating competence with the lampworking tools and equipment will check you off for lampworking on your Glass Studio skills card, allowing you to use them during open studio.

Heads up: it's recommended to work standing up (rather than sitting), so be advised that you'll be on your feet for much of class. If you prefer to sit it's strongly recommended to bring your own leather apron in case of hot rolling marbles.


  • 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 committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.

  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.

Instructor Bio:

Grae Drake has worked with glass for only a couple of years now but he's deeply in love with it. There isn't much that beats the zen of standing over a warm torch wrangling red-hot molten glass into shape.

In previous lives, he's been a tech entrepreneur, corporate lawyer, and juvenile delinquent.

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