Tumbler Talk: Intro to Flameworked Vessels

October 7th - October 14th
River Valadez |

This introductory flameworking class will focus on making beautiful tumblers on the torch. We will be using borosilicate glass and its wondrous heat-resilient properties to blow and tool straight walled cups. Borrowing from the ideas of vessel making in the hotshop, we’ll learn to work completely solo and meditatively. Expect to walk away with a great system to practice alone and resources for next steps: tumblers are just the beginning!

What to Expect: The class will rely heavily on students getting as many repetitions of the technique as possible. Students can expect to walk away with some small vessels. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page

Eligibility: Some experience working borosilicate glass or blowing forms in the hot shop will be useful but is not required. Open to ages 14 and up. 

Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight so the students may have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work from the final day of class. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 2 Sessions: October 7 — October 14
    Saturday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

River Valadez

River Valadez is a ceramicist and glassblower based in Brooklyn, NY. His work consists of playful ceramic furniture pieces utilizing pastels colors and cloud-like forms. As a glassblower he works on the torch to make tactile and functional vessels out of borosilicate glass.

Continue Reading