Glass-sperience - The "How It's Made" Tour!
Jo Tricker Glass
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"I had an absolutely amazing time at my "Glass-sperience" session with Jo yesterday. My enthusiasm is rekindled! I can thoroughly recommend it!
Catherine Pollard, Employment Law Training Ltd
"Glass-sperience" is an entertaining and interesting "How It's Made' tour which showcases three of the many techniques that are used in a Kilnforming and Flameworking glass studio.
You will see a live demonstration of how a glass bead is made on a gas torch and how to pull a glass stringer; touch and see rods, powders, stringers, foil and other types of glass materials that are used in the making of glass art; watch the process that is used to fuse and slump glass; and finally the procedure for making cast glass objects. This is a Kilnforming studio and the techniques demonstrated are very different to those of glassblowing!
Conducted in a safe environment where you get to talk directly with Glassmaker Jo Tricker who has been working with glass for eight years, and who loves to share her passion and knowledge of glass.
Give a gift with a difference!! Glass-sperience is a really great present for friends or family members.
It is also an ideal activity for post-event entertainment, for specialist interest groups such as garden clubs or Lions clubs, or anyone who is interested in how things are made! Past attendees include Zonta International Women, House of Science, Tauranga Art Gallery, Chamber Business Women's Network, and The Budding Garden Group.
Glass-sperience is available between the hours of 9.30 - 2.30pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Tickets are $15 per person and you receive a $5 refund on any purchase made afterwards in the gallery. Minimum of four people and a maximum of 15 people at one time. Group discounts are available for six people or more.
Depending on the amount of questions, allow 45 - 60 mins for Glassperience. Bookings are essential - please contact Jo here if you wish to make a booking.