Introduction to Flameworking offered at Volcano Art Center

  • Courtesy photo Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He will teach the upcoming Introduction to Flameworking workshop at Volcano Art Center.

Volcano Art Center is turning up the heat this fall during the two-day Introduction to Flameworking workshop from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15, at the Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist uses a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.

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This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills. Adams-Pruitt will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants.

Participants will complete this workshop with their own finished design and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

The cost to attend the workshop is $160, or $155 for VAC members, plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes.

Advance registration is required; this workshop will be limited to six adults. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.

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Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for six years.

The Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road.

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