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Introduction to Glass Blowing (Six-Week Series)

This is a six-class series that serves as an introduction to glass blowing. The series is taught by Lisa Horkin, one of the Conservatory’s professional gaffers.

In this series, participants will learn the fundamental skills necessary to gather molten glass from the furnace and shape it into simple blown shapes. The small group class (maximum of three participants) will start with learning about safety, how to use the equipment, materials and proper glass blowing techniques. Each class will build on their skill set with the last class culminating in open studio time where the participant can create their own vessel.

No previous experience is required. Adults only, please.

Class Schedule

Classes are Mondays from 6-9pm starting on September 5 and ending October 10. Registration includes all six class dates.

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Instructor: Lisa Horkin Artists Lisa Horkin has bachelors in fine arts, from the Columbus College of Art and Design where she studied glass blowing and painting. Prior to blowing glass, Lisa worked in painted textile mixed media. She showed regionally via local art organizations such as Ohio Designer Craftsman and internationally as a part of The Art Quilt Network.

Not having blown glass since college, Lisa came back to blown glass as a means of creative expression in 2002, creating blown glass vessels. Lisa now looks to use similar combination of pattern and design work as she did with her painted textile mixed media, exploring the use of layering glass color, carving the vessels, while also playing with sculpted form.

Lisa still shows locally with various art groups and has been in several local galleries. She is the recipient of several grants, has been teaching glass in various studios since 2008. She has been invited in to the glass studio at the Columbus College of Art and Design, as visiting artist in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Lisa currently gives public glass blowing demonstrations and teaches glass blowing at The Franklin Park Conservatory.