Off-Mandrel Hollow Beads

April 28th - May 19th
Amy Lemaire |

During the course of this workshop, we will explore non-traditional methods for making flame worked glass beads without the use of a mandrel. Beads have a long history within the context of trading and commerce, and these stories can serve as a prompt for our exploration in the studio. Techniques covered include off-mandrel hollow beads and cabochons, incalmo, and working with different types of punties and blowpipes to make beads without using a mandrel. We will utilize COE 104 soda-lime glass. Some previous experience is helpful.

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details email Kellie at

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 4 Sessions: April 28 — May 19
    Sunday, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Amy Lemaire

Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. An explorer at heart, her work reveals an interest in currency systems, material language poetics, and the production of histories.

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