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5th Annual Pumpkin Workshop
October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm$90 – $225
5th Pumpkin Workshop
Join us in the JDraper Glass studio for a fang-tastic time of fire and glass and help us enjoy our favorite time of the year! Making a variety of gourds and pumpkins, the JDraper Glass ghouls will take you on a journey and share their passion for this hot molten medium.
MURRINE BLOWN PUMPKIN 10 AM-2 pm
The Blown Decorative Murrine Pumpkin
Like the Faberge inspired blown egg class led by Jeremie last April, this class is for the love of labor, color, and design. Dare to play with molten glass! Join us for this intricate and detail-oriented workshop, one of Jeremie’s favorite techniques of working with glass. You will get to assemble hundreds of murrine full of colors and patterns onto a plate that will then go into a kiln to preheat. With excellent instruction, you will roll onto and pick up the murrine, soften it to the clear glass, shape and blow to achieve a fancy blown pumpkin. With the breath of your air blow the pumpkin and watch it grow. Your pumpkin is finished by topping it off with a curly vine stem.
This 3-hour workshop is, thus far, the most elaborate class offered this fall.
* Murrine is an Italian term for colored patterns or images made in a glass cane (long rods of glass) that are revealed when cut in cross-sections (like a jelly roll).
BLOWN PUMPKIN 2 PM-4 PM
The Blown Pumpkin Create your own blown pumpkin to treasure, display and talk about for years. With your choice of themed Halloween colors, learn how to roll into color, heat, pinch & paddle the glass to create your pumpkin. Watch it grow with the breath of your air! The pumpkin is finished by topping it off with a curly vine stem.