Classes - Archives 2007 

Tink Martin w/John Cramer - July 20, 21, 22  10 - 6pm
3  one-day classes. Sign up for one, two or all three.
$260 each or all three for $750
Lunch and most materials / tools provided.
Class size limited to 9 students.  

We accept personal checks or call us to make payment by credit card.

Please download our Class/Workshop enrollment form, fill it out and send it back,
or FAX it back to us.


We're delighted to welcome Tink and John to Midcoast Maine. Tink and John are consumate teachers - we know that you'll be pleased and delighted with all that Tink and John bring to their students!
Beginning Blown Vessels -

Intricate blown soft-glass vessel techniques developed by Tink over the past several years are demonstrated, discussed and practiced. We look at all aspects of the form: heat control, "reading" the glass, handles, glass stoppers and other adornments. Some Flameworking experience is desirable.

Tink's Tips and Tricks -

This class is always great fun! It's a collection of things you'd like to learn, but that don't warrant a class in and of themselves. Quite often the class takes its own direction, depending on the students' desires. Topics can include: glass compatibility stringer tests, Venetian glass pen techniques, hollow beads, blown ornaments, implosion pendants, using PMC on glass, blowing/using shards and making your own signature cane. It's structured playtime at its best. Students are encouraged to connect with Tink well in advance of the class to discuss topics of interest to them. This allows her to bring any special tools or supplies that might be needed. No two class sessions will be the same! Some Flameworking experience is desirable.

Electroforming -

Students will bring their own beads, vessels or other items to use in this workshop, which will consist of a thorough discussion of the process, how it works, how to achieve the desired effects, multiple metals (silver over copper, etc.), working with organic components (leaves, twigs, etc.), common problems and more. Students will see demos of all processes involved and will receive one-on-one, hands on assistance.

The photos on this page are all borrowed from Tinks Gallery pages on her website.
Please visit her Website  Black Swamp Glassworks to see more.