Torchworking

This past weekend I had the opportunity to play with fire! This is something I have fallen in love with! I originally took a class last May on torchworking. I never thought I would like it as much as I do. However, I do not have the space in my house to set up an area where I can use an open flame. But, I have chosen to be friends with the right people! My friend Adam has a shop just outside of Canton and he has helped me set up a small area where I can practice using fire to make some glass designs. So, this past Saturday Adam’s fiance and I did just that. While none of our pieces turned out quite as well as my pieces did while I had an instructor helping, it was still fun to get to play around. I can see it is going to take a lot of practice, but it is something I will enjoy practicing!

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Angel makes her first glass design! I had a great time teaching Angel the basic techniques of torchworking!

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This is a close up image of me working on making a glass pendant. The glass in the flame is melting to form a dome on the front side of the pendant.

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This is the first glass piece I made during a class last spring. None of my designs have turned out this nice since then, but hopefully in the future they will be just as awesome!