Exploration of Glass Beads and Metal

July 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Libby Leuchtman

In this workshop students learn how to make glass beads appear like stones, quartz, and semi-precious stones and how to wrap the beads with wire in unique and different ways. Participants will take their beads to the next level using wire and scrap metal and incorporate them into unique and beautiful works of art. Techniques explored include shaping, blowing glass shards and exploring silver foil and silver glass. Students must have knowledge of making glass beads and working with a torch.


Libby Leuchtman has made glass beads for over 21 years. She owns a glass studio and is the director of flameworking at the Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, Missouri where she developed the teaching curriculum. Her beads have been collected by the Kobe Glass Museum and the ISGB President’s Collection at Corning. Leuchtmann has taught at Arrowmont, Snow Farm, Pilchuck, Pittsburgh Glass and several glass studios throughout the U.S., and has been published in several books.

Libby Leuchtman

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

  • I would like to be contacted about housing in the new dormitory that will have all private rooms with private baths if it is ready for occupancy for workshop dates.
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  • hard copy paper catalog online catalog or course description

Registration Fees

There will be a one-time $50 non-refundable registration fee which enables you to register for as many workshops as you like during 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing by mail, fax or email (no phone calls please).

A cancellation fee of $100 will be charged on cancellations received more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop. Cancellations received 45 days or less prior to the beginning of the workshop receive no refund.


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