Beadcamp Instruction In Lampwork Glass and Metalworking

Heather Trimlett is a highly respected teacher and flameworking artist. Her knowledge of glass bead making is extensive, shaped by almost 25 years at the torch. Heather’s work approaches perfection and pushes the envelope in shape and form. Her beads are vibrant in their color and enthusiastic design; the color palette is a crisp and clean mix of primary colors.

Beadmaking Bonanza: Work Smarter, Not Harder 

Heather starts at the beginning. She will go all the way back to the birth of your beadmaking, covering the basics. Then she will quickly take you on a challenging path of making your work crisp and more precise. Along the way Heather will surprise you with tips and tricks….lots of “why didn’t I think of that” moments that will increase your productivity through improved practices and techniques. Heather believes in the mantra, “work smarter, not harder!” 

This week-long class gives you the opportunity to broaden and refine the scope of your work.  Will it be clear casing? Buttons? She has at least 5 styles to show you! Disks that don’t flop over? Hollow beads using a Puffy mandrel? Twists and their accurate application? Stringer work? Big hole beads? Tumbling your glass? Heather will give you direction as well as the opportunity to dive deeper into your individual projects.  Her 25+ years of beadmaking experience will help you advance your work at an accelerated pace.

One of Heather’s favorite things to do is deconstruct and redirect the frustrations of your current project.  Take advantage of her years of experience and bring a sample of your current work to class so she can jump start you back into your creative process! Seriously, critiquing your own work and that of others (in a nurturing environment) makes us all better beadmakers. 

We will have time for group discussion about selling your work, design exercises, studio set-up and more.  Some of the best conversations and conceptualizing is done during our shared meal time or while walking on the beach enjoying the fresh air.

October 31–November 4 (arrive 30, depart 5), 2017

Heather Trimlett

For pricing and information about transportation and lodging see Registration/Transportation