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Workshops will take place in San Francisco on Bryant and 13th streets. When you book, I will give you exact address.
I will be charging a very affordable rate of $65/hour for individuals. Companies looking for team building workshops can contact me to inquire. It depends on the hours and what is expected of the session. Your money goes towards the materials used (glass and gases)
You can book classes from 2 to 4 hours. A minimum of 2 hours will be needed in order to really get into a bending session.
What will I get/learn?
Everyone who books will receive a pdf "packet" with a list of equipment and their names, an overview of the process, bending techniques and other terminology. It's important to review this before coming in so that we don't waste any time on this overview when you come in and we can get straight to the "doing".
You will get your own blow hose (used to blow air inside tubes while bending)
You will learn basic bending techniques and have the opportunity to practice them in the fires. You will not get a finished piece out of just a two hour session. I cannot guarantee that everyone learns the same and picks up the skill at the same pace. Everyone is different. With that said, you are welcome to book more than one session and your workshop will be tailored to your objective and learning style.
Will I get a finished piece?
As I've mentioned, everyone learns differently. The goal with everyone is to work towards a small finished abstract piece that incorporates bends you have learned (similar to photo below). You will not get a large text based work out of this workshop. It has taken me 6 years to get to where I am with my bending and I am still learning and progressing. Don't expect to be a master in 2 - 4 hours but, you will get to learn how to do a craft that very few people can do and possibly get a small work to show for it. As with everything, you'll get out of it what you put into it.
How do I book?
See the available dates on calendar in sidebar of this page. Please email to request a booking. firstname.lastname@example.org.