Hot Glass Tool Training: Winter 2013
Somerville, United States
This training session is the necessary middle step in getting qualified to use the Artisan's Asylum lampworking studio independently as a member. Students will review and demonstrate the safe handling of gas tanks, steel tools, brass tools, graphite tools, as well as general safety precautions pertaining to work in that space.
Students who successfully complete this tool training can set up appointments for a supervised work session with Mike, which will be the last step necessary to qualify to use the Asylum lampworking equipment independently as a member.
By the end of the session, students will demonstrate comfort with the following tasks:
- Bring a tank each of O2 and C3H8 to the studio and install them
- Turn on the kiln
- Set the tank pressure for an individual worker, and a group of workers
- Get a piece of metal stuck in glass and remove it
- Make a swan, a bead, and a pendant
- Skip a segment on the kiln
- Clean the shop
Hot Glass: 1-Day Introduction (formerly Hot Glass: Curiosity or Hot Glass: Introduction) or permission of the instructor.
A $10 fee to cover the cost of materials is included in the ticket price above.
Mike built his first propane powered machine 15 years ago and it seems that he is still alive. He has studied flameworking some time now and has yet to burn the Asylum down. Let him teach you how to do the same.
This 3-hour tool training will be scheduled irregularly as needed. For currently scheduled sessions, see dates and times on the tickets above. Students need only attend one session unless otherwise instructed.
10 Tyler Street
Artisan's Asylum, Inc.
Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.