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Marbles with Andrew Lazenby


Product Description


Andrew Lazenby of Blue Goose Studios, Rock Hill, SC (http://www.blue-goosestudios.com, Facebook, and Instagram), is one half of a husband and wife team who, along with their son Taylor, seek to brighten the world through the creation of one of a kind pieces of art.  Mary Sanders Lazenby is a 2D and 3D artist who enjoys painting, sculpture, and designing one of a kind items of jewelry with glass beads made in their home studio.  Andrew is a glassblower who has a passion for contemporary glass marbles.  In addition to marbles, Andrew makes goblets, pendants, holiday ornaments, sun-catchers, and hummingbird feeders...  Taylor is the glue that keeps them smiling and inspiring them to do more!

Course Description

The students will be introduced to the fundamentals of manipulating borosilicate glass into a sphere, common tools, and basic techniques.  We will cover the basic twisty marble, compression marble, and implosion marble using tubing.  In addition, discussion of surface design and marble finishing will be addressed.   Students will be have plenty of chance for hands on practice with assistance.  Class limit:  12 seats

Day One:  Introductions, basic safety overview, demonstration of clear marble to introduce shaping and various seals needed.  Students will then be given time to complete a clear marble (great for photography effects) with instructor assistance.  The second marble of the day will be a basic twisty / swirl marble.   Instructor demonstration will again be followed by student practice.   Discuss annealing.

Day Two:   Instructor demonstrates basic air-trap marble and basic implosion marble with simple backing. Students will be given the  majority of the day to create marbles and ask questions.  Instruction will be based on student questions and needs. 


• 2 Day Class - Please contact our Manager at info@theglassresort.com for purchasing a seat.  A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to reserve with full payment at time of class or complete payment can be made below.

• Experience required:  Beginner to Expert

• Bring your own tools and supplies or these can be supplied by the studio (tools are available for free)


**Information available from Manager on local hotel recommendations**


To work safely in the studio you must wear closed-toed sneakers or shoes. Please do not wear sandals, flip flops, heels, shorts or skirts and only cotton clothing is allowed.  Polyester melts... and that's no fun!!!

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