Sunday, October 6
9:30am - 4:30pm
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ANCIENT BEAD CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (ABC)
Brazee is thrilled to welcome Tom and Sage Holland to Brazee as keynote Visiting Artists for Brazee's first Ancient Bead Conference! Join Sage Holland in this full day flameworking workshop to explore the rich history of multiple layer dot designs originating in the Zhou Dynasty period in China.
Dot or eye beads in glass began in ancient Phoenicia and Egypt but much later in Warring States Zhou Dynasty China, the evolution of the dot bead peaked around 440 to 220 BCE. Since that era until contemporary times this highly laborious method had not been practiced until 1980's. This process involves the delicate layering of molten transparent and opaque glass, one on top of the other with accurate placement up to 12 layers or more in some cases, Also the lines of tiny dots look like star constellations. There are unlimited variations in the world of dot layering, certainly many yet to be discovered.
Students will be working with Moretti, COE 104 glass.
Some beadmaking experience required.
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend class at time of registration. 24 hour notice required to keep payment as CREDIT to be used towards another class. All sales final, no refunds.
Patricia "Sage " Holland, is known as one of Americas pioneers of Contemporary Glass Bead Makers. She began her path as a Glass Bead Artist in 1987 in Bellingham Washington, Starting a group called the Ring of Fire. This has been stated in The New History of Beads Book by Lois Sherr Dubin to be one of the major catalyst for the Contemporary Movement in the US.
Sage Moved to Stone County Arkansas in 1993 to join studios with Tom Holland an American Pioneer glass bead maker based in Arkansas. Both Sage and Tom live and work outside of Mountain View, on Solar energy as their main power source.