Make-Your-Own: Flamework

Flamework artist is creating glass beads with a torch tool in the center of the image. In front of her are: a cup of paintbrushes, an assortment of tools, and small trays containing different colored beads. There are orange, green, brown, and pink. The artist is wearing a blue shirt and protective goggles. She is working the ceramics studio.

MAKE-YOUR-OWN: Flamework Experiences

Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

45 to 75 Minute Sessions for Ages 16+
Proof of Vaccination required, masks strongly encouraged*.

Please call 856.825.6800, ext. 152, to schedule a Make-Your-Own Appointment.
For questions email: myop@wheatonarts.org

Glass beads on metal rods
hands flameworking with a clear glass rod and torch

Under the direction of one of WheatonArts’ Flamework Artists, learn how to manipulate slender glass rods over a torch to create various bead shapes and details. And for those into the chilly winter spirit, learn how to create a set of glass icicles!

Participants receive a complimentary pass to WheatonArts for the day. Anyone wishing to accompany the participant to watch the Flamework Experience must purchase a general admission ticket.

Glass Beads

Dates: Upon Request
Length of Experience: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Participant Limit: 1 (additional may be possible upon request)
Experience Fee Per Person: $75.00 plus shipping & handling
Instructor: Susan Boyce or Deb DiMarco

Glass Icicles

Dates: Upon Request
Length of Experience: 45 minutes, 15 minutes for glass to cool down
Participant Limit: 1 (additional may be possible upon request)
Experience Fee Per Person: $55.00 (Icicles cool down after 15 minutes, so you take them home the same day!)
Instructor: Susan Boyce or Deb DiMarco

Prices are subject to change without notice.
WheatonArts cannot be held responsible for minor flaws that may occur during the annealing process. 

Participant Safety Information:

  • Protective eyewear is required and provided. 
  • Participants and guests must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals) and natural fibers. 100% cotton is recommended. 
  • Long pants are required, even in the summer months. Long sleeves are encouraged.
  • No jewelry or acrylic nails are permitted.
  • Long hair must be tied back away from the face.

Cancelation Policy: A $25.00 fee will be charged to those who do not show up for their appointment. We require 24 hours notice to cancel an appointment; otherwise, it will be considered a no-show, except in the case of illness. Are you feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19? Please stay home. Appointments can be rescheduled by phone or email. 

COVID NOTE: *Following New Jersey State’s definition, people are considered “fully vaccinated” for COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine and any booster doses for which they are eligible as recommended by the CDC. Vaccines must be currently authorized for emergency use or approved by the FDA or the WHO. Class participants will be required to show proof of vaccination to participate. Instructors will be wearing masks. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks as instructors work closely with the participants to ensure safety with the material. 

Gift Cards are available in the Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop.
For more information, call 856.825.6800 ext. 152, or Order Online.

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