Merging Glass with Metal

August 30th - October 18th
Ope Omojola |

In this class, students will integrate the lessons of the flame shop and the jeweler’s bench. We’ll begin at Urban Glass, learning to create glass beads and components, including surface details and coldworked finishes. At Brooklyn Metal Works, we’ll learn metalsmithing skills and fabrication techniques. Throughout the course we’ll discuss design principles and explore our creativity, finishing the session with wearable art that expresses your unique style and skills to fuel experimentation moving forward.

All levels welcome. For beginners, this class will include plenty of demonstrations, as well as ample class time and studio availability to practice and refine technique. For those with glass or jewelry experience, please come with ideas for integrating these two disciplines, and we can explore possibilities together.

What to Expect:  Flameworking requires a little practice at heat control with the torch to create successful beads. After demonstrations, expect to make between 1-4 successful objects in this class, and a couple failures, while gaining confidence and skill in the studio. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

The first four weeks will take place at UrbanGlass 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY.

The second four weeks will take place at Brooklyn Metal Works 640 Dean St, Brooklyn, NY

There is a tool kit required for this course, which is available for purchase through the Brooklyn Metalworks Toolshop. The cost after taxes for this kit is $210.40. Information for how to purchase will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Due to the collaborative nature of this course, we are unable to accept UG general scholarship applications. Bead Project Alumnae are encouraged to apply for the Chelicca Scholarship for this course. 

Eligibility: Previous experience in glass and metals is not required as this is an introductory course. Open to ages 14 & up. 

Class Schedule
  • 8 Sessions: August 30 — October 18
    Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor, Bead Project Alumna

Ope Omojola

For Ope Omojola, Octave Jewelry was the natural outcome of a lifelong creative practice prioritizing materiality, color, and movement. A student of Anthropology, Ope first picked up a soldering torch…

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