Glass-sperience - The "How It's Made" Tour!
Jo Tricker Glass
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"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 nine years, and who loves to share her passion and knowledge of glass.
This is 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, Leisure Time Tours, Tauranga Chamber of Commerce - 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 $20 per person and you receive a $10 refund on any purchase made afterwards in the gallery. Minimum of four people and a maximum of 15 people at one time. For groups of six or more people, tickets are $15 per person with a $5 refund off any purchase.
Depending on the amount of questions, allow 60 - 75 mins for Glassperience. Bookings are essential - please contact Jo here if you wish to make a booking.
"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
"Our visit to your workshop was very enlightening. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful skills with us last Thursday. We all loved seeing your inspired creations, thank you for sharing."
Pauline Hetherington, Outings Co ordinator, Kowhai Rebus Club of Bethlehem