Patina and Pattern: Flameworking on the Creative Edge

June 3, 2018 – June 9, 2018

Holly Cooper

Going beyond the boundaries of traditional flameworking methods, students in this workshop discover new bead ideas from traditional and exotic materials and use them as a jumping off point to create their own unique works. Part of your investigation is how pattern, as stringer design, enhances these surface effects. Participants will investigate creative techniques for turning their beads into jewelry using metals and other materials. The focus is revelation and experimentation. Some flamework experience is required.


Holly Cooper has been flameworking for 15 years. With a background in painting, art history, ceramics, textiles, jewelry and glass, she melds these disparate disciplines into her creative work. Cooper draws inspiration from a variety of cultural and historical traditions and incorporates them into her glass beads.

Holly Cooper

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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