Flameworking Class FAQs
What is flameworking?
Flameworking is a type of glasswork that uses a torch to melt and shape glass. Once the glass is heated to a molten state, it is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as lampworking or torchworking.
Is flameworking different from lampworking?
Essentially, flameworking and lampworking are the same. The term lampworking originated from when Venitian glass workers would heat their glass over an oil lamp. Flameworking is a more modern take since present-day glass artists primarily work with an oxygen-propane torch.
How do I learn flameworking?
The Crucible offers a wide variety of adult classes teaching different glass flameworking techniques. Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of marble making or how to make blown vessels, The Crucible has you covered. Start with a 3-Hour Taster or Glass Flameworking I to cover the basics, then move into more advanced classes.