About the Artist
Miles Parker is fascinated by the endless possibilities of what can be placed inside a ‘simple’ marble form. Learn the art of making marbles through demonstration and ample experimentation, explore some of the basics for creating a borosilicate marble, such as basic encasement and simple tube implosions, and advanced techniques for creating your own tiny world within. Materials used may include gold, silver, copper, dichroic glass, Herkimer diamond, volcanic pebbles, and a wide spectrum of colored glass. Demonstrations and topics discussed will be guided by questions asked. Lots of hands torch work on under the guidance of a master glass artist. Miles also teaches at Corning Museum of Glass.
Marbles and Bracelets
Students bring eye protection , glass ,and tools. Tool and material list sent upon registration. Some materials provided. Tubing and rod available for purchase prior to class. Skill level should be beyond beginner. Limited to only 8 students. Students who want to attend one day only please contact the studio for information before registering.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Marbles class, prior experience , or permission of the instructor.
Dates: July 14 and 15 9:30-5:30
- NOTE: Observers are welcome to watch . Please call in advance to reserve a 15 minute spot. Space is limited. Demo schedule available via email.