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Su Hood - Hollow Beads and Beyond
From Sunday, 13 November 2011 -  12:00am
To Monday, 14 November 2011 - 11:59pm

Hollow Beads and Beyond  

Ever wonder how Susan Hood gets her translucent shell colours?  This Eastern Canadian Artist is one of Canada's lampwork legends and her work is known across North America.  The Glass Shoppe is excited that Su is teaching on Sunday following the Ottawa Glass Bead Show In this 1 1/2 day course she will share her secrets on hollow beads and explain how she keeps coming up with new ideas for the next generation of beads.  



Hollow Beads and a chance to experiment with Bullseye semi-translucent glass, lusters and dichroic CBS stringer :

1 1/2 day class

Length of class: 9am - 5pm

Following evening 6 - 9 pm


  • Morning session includes discussion of different kinds of hollow beads and decorating possibilities using 104 COE glass with techniques such as filling hollow beads with frit, goldstone, trailing, demo of a clear blown hollows, samples of work, demos and practice on regular mandrels.
  • Afternoon session will introduce Bullseye 90 COE glass. Su will also discuss how she discovered blown hollows.  Techniques covered will be a blown hollow on puffy mandrels with twistie covering, a blown hollow with dichroic stringer.  There will be lots of samples of work, demos and practice.
  • Evening Session - cleaning hollows, acid etching and mirroring.

Class Kit $15 includes: Two 2 mm dichro stringers CBS 90 COE , 1 each of black and 1 clear, 1 luster rod, selection of Bullseye rods semi-translucent for base of shell. In all about 6 rods will be used per student for this class. To be purchased from instructor.  Hollow mandrels can be purchased additionally from the studio.



Workshop cost .... 300.00

Location : The Glass Shoppe Studio
Contact : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 613.230.4414
1 1/2 day workshop: Sunday November 13 and Monday November 14th. Visit Su's booth at the Ottawa Glass Bead & Jewellery Show on November 11th and 12th at the Hellenic Centre. Su's website: http://susanhooddesigns.com/


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