Friday, April 28, 2017

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Make Your Own Glass Flower

***Please note this workshop is available at four different time slots on two different dates. Be sure to pick the date and time slot that works best for you.***

Learn about working with hot glass and create a beautiful glass flower in the process. Just in time for Mother's Day - give Mom a flower you create or the experience of creating her own. Glass flowers make wonderful gifts or decoration for your home, plus they're fun to make. Experienced instructors will help participants create their own unique flower in colors of their choosing. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Flowers will be ready for pick-up or shipping the week following the workshop. Shipping is an additional fee.

Registration deadline is the Thursday before the event date.

Date: February 25 and March 25Register button
Time: 10am - 3pm
Instructor: STARworks Glass staff
Fee: $50
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Make Your Own Glass Paperweight

***Please note there are four 1-hour sessions. Please choose the session that works best for you.***

Learn about how hot glass moves and can be manipulated while making your own beautiful paperweight. No experience necessary. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Paperweights will need to spend several hours in the annealer before they are ready and can be picked up the following week. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

Registration deadline is April 27.

Date: April 29Register button
Time: 10am - 3pm
Instructor: STARworks Glass staff
Fee: $60
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Hot Glass Fundamentals

Learn the basic skills of how to gather and manipulate molten glass, including basic color applications. Expect to create a paperweight, glass feather and other solid glass objects. If time allows, participants will begin to learn the blowing process. No experience necessary. Participants may want to bring lunch.

Registration deadline is May 18

Date: May 20Register button
Time: 10am - 4pm
Instructor: Joe Grant
Fee: $125



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Joe Grant
Joe Grant is the STARworks Glass Director. He has won many awards, including a residency at the Creative Glass Center of America and the NC Arts Council Fellowship. His work has been exhibted at the Carrack Modern Art, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Green Hill Center in North Carolina, Gallery A in Richmond, Virginia, Gallery OneOne in Cincinnati, Ohio, Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana, University Galleries in Bloomington, Illinois and Marx-Saunders Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Joe earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit

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    Thoryn Ziemba
Thoryn Ziemba is the STARworks Glass Production Manager. He is a Windgate Fellowship Award recipient and received a Niche Student Award for sculptural glass. His work has been shown throughout the United States. Before coming to STARworks, Thoryn worked for the Pretentious Beer Glass Company in Knoxville, TN. He holds a BFA in Glass from Appalachian Center for Craft/Tennessee Technical University. For more information, visit 

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    Dahlia Bushwick 
Dahlia Bushwick is a STARworks Glass production glassblower. She holds a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute of Art. She apprenticed at Corradetti Glassblowing Studio in Baltimore and Art of Fire in Gaithersburg, MD. Dahlia has worked and studied at Pilchuck Glass School and the Chrysler Museum of Art. Her work has been exhibited nationwide, including the Portsmouth Museum of Art, Current Space in Baltimore City and Pilchuck Gallery in Washington. For more information, visit

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Jessica See
Jessica See is a STARworks Glass education assistant and production glassblower. She holds a BA in Studio Arts with a focus in glassblowing from Illinois State University. She incorporates her drawing background into sculpting and shaping hot glass. From college, Jessica moved to Carrboro and continued her glass career under the instruction of Pringle Teeter before coming to STARworks to work with high school students.