Early 2021 classes on the road have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. BUT Jeri is offering remote learning opportunities through private Facebook groups. Please check Jeri's Facebook page for current offerings.
Depending on the virus situation, Jeri will offer a week long boro chain making class at Pittsburgh Glass Center in July 2021!
Students work under the guidance of an experienced beadmaker, using professional torches and Italian glass to learn beadmaking techniques.
Beginner Workshop - Topics covered include - glass safety, chemistry, kiln annealing, design, surface decorations, glass manipulation, metal foils, tips and tricks, tools, and areas for further study.
Advanced Beginners/Intermediate Workshop - Burning questions are answered and students have a chance to move their skills to the next level and explore more advanced techniques. Topic areas include advanced work with metals and foils, enamels, complex twisties, hollow beads, trouble shooting shapes and anything else students propose!
Tuition includes — glass rods, teaching materials and the use of safety equipment, tools, gas, and an individual torch.
Classes are in my West Orange, NJ studio with a maximum of five students.
Jeri is now traveling and teaching classes using frits and powders. This class will be offered at the Corning Museum of Glass in January 2021!
In cast glass box classes students work with specialized molds to cast frit in a kiln.
Bracelet classes create astonishing and durable glass bangle bracelets.
Additional techniques to embellish cast glass can include enameling, sandblasting, or even combining with other fused or torchworked elements.
Vitrigraph Cane Classes
There is nothing like making murrini cane by pulling molten glass from the underside of a kiln suspended six feet in the air!!
Borosilicate Glass Chainmaking
Soft glass techniques meet the challenge of boro chain. This beginning chainmaking class is designed for students with little or no experience in boro glass, students who have never flame worked, and students interested in stretching their glass skills. Over two days this class covers all the basic techniques in simple chain making using clear borosilicate glass. You will be amazed at the durable, light and airy chain produced with these techniques!