Saturday, October 5
1:30pm - 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 half-day flameworking workshop to learn how to create ancient feather, furrow, and spiral designs on the surface of your beads!
When making designs the glass artist/beadmaker can choose to make specific layouts of twisted cane, stringers, or dots and then move the surface of the elements of design in a organized way. Feathering, furrowing or spiraling, with a tool or cooler glass points are some of the surface manipulation methods found in ancient beads and contemporary glass work. During Sage's half day workshop there will be a rapid pace of practicing old and new combinations of these ancient techniques.
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.