Make Your Own Glass Pendant

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Lampworking (also known as torchworking) is basically miniature glassblowing. Each student will work on their own torch to create a unique and stylish pendant.


I'll explain the safety rules and show you how to make the project, then I'll help you make yours. Bonus*** You get to keep the demonstration projects and your own. Projects will need to cool in a kiln overnight before they will be ready for local delivery ($10-15), shipping ($15-20), or pick-up (free).


 


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FAQ's:


Q: What should I wear?


A: Natural fiber clothing such as cotton. Most people wear jeans and a tshirt or something comparable. I will give you safety glasses. If you wear glasses, I have special ones that go over yours. Everyone must wear closed-toe shoes!


 


Q: What's the best way to get to the studio?


A: To walk in, ring the bell for Firebird and we will buzz open the human gate. For drivers, we have a parking lot; ring the bell for Firebird mailbox and we will buzz open the gate so you can pull in; There is also easy and free street parking right out front on Lake street. For public transit, the closest intersections are Lake/Western and Lake/California.  The California Bus, Western Bus, and the elevated train green line all work. The entrance is on Lake Street. Please do not try to enter through the alley. PLEASE don't contact the studio. Contact me to help you find the place. It is very tricky to find.


 


Q: Is it BYOB?


A: Yes, but the class is pretty intense, and people don't usually drink very much if at all.


 


Q: How many people will be in the class?


A: up to 4 people


 


Q: How does it work? Does everybody work at the same time?


A: Each person will have their own torch station. After I complete my demonstration, everyone can work on their torch stations with my guidance at the same time or take turns.


 


Q: Can I give this as a gift?


A: Yes. You can sign up and then schedule later by sending me a message. I'll provide you with a private link. If you'd like I'll send you a digital or actual gift certificate for presentation. Contact me directly to purchase a gift item.


 


Q: Are there restrictions?


A: Anyone under 18 will need to be accompanied by a guardian. Everyone will be expected to follow simple safety rules. (Don't touch this, don't walk backwards, etc) If the guardian understands that the minor will need to try to follow instructions, I'm ok with it. Please send me a message to let me know you are bringing minors. Otherwise, I am completely accomodating to all different limitiations and abilities. 

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All ages welcome

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Rosey Merkin

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Rosey Merkin is a Glass Artist and Teacher in Chicagoland. With 10+ years of experience, Rosey has worked in schools, public, and private studios. She does not just make Art and teach people how to make Art. She takes on roles similar to construction workers or therapists. Most people do not realize Glass Artists build and maintain their equipment, tools, ovens, and furnaces. There is an incredible amount of behind-the-scenes work that goes into helping people enjoy working with molten glass.

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I'm an Independent Artist and my classes occur at various locations in Chicago and Chicagoland. Most of my hot glass classes happen Near UIC or sometimes in the Old Irving Park Neighborhood. Both locations are near the highway with ample parking and near public transportation. Since I do not work for my venues, and since some of my venues are also residential, the exact location of the class will be messaged to you within 24 hours of the actual class time. If you need to check about the location beforehand, just call or send a message with the day and time you are interested in.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Daliah S.
    Reviewed on 11/05/18

    Very cool experience. Rosey was patient with us and gave us great instruction. We love our glass pendants!

    Very cool experience. Rosey was patient with us and gave us great instruction. We love our glass pendants!

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    Natasha G.
    Reviewed on 10/23/18

    Such a cool experience. Rosey is so encouraging, helpful, SO patient and just such a great instructor. Took me a while to get confidence in what I was doing, but mine and my sister's pendants both turned out awesome and so unique., Great class!

    Such a cool experience. Rosey is so encouraging, helpful, SO patient and just such a great instructor. Took me a while to get confidence in what I was doing, but mine and my sister's pendants both turned out awesome and so unique., Great class!

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    Viktoria R.
    Reviewed on 09/23/18

    What a fantastic experience! Rosey is not only a talented artist, she's a great teacher - she explained what she was doing while demoing, and then gently reminded and talked me through when it was my turn. I was lucky to have been the only person signed up for my class, so I got a private lesson in glass making and was able to try a slightly more advanced technique. My pendants turned out beautifully! This would be great idea for a girls' night, birthday party, or if you just need an excuse to have fun doing something slightly out of the ordinary.

    What a fantastic experience! Rosey is not only a talented artist, she's a great teacher - she explained what she was doing while demoing, and then gently reminded and talked me through when it was my turn. I was lucky to have been the only person signed up for my class, so I got a private lesson in glass making and was able to try a slightly more advanced technique. My pendants turned out beautifully! This would be great idea for a girls' night, birthday party, or if you just need an excuse to have fun doing something slightly out of the ordinary.

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