Daisuke & Sakiyo Class, Session 2, Torch Spot


Session 2 with Daisuke and Sakiyo will cover creating murrine from start to finish, as well as making Tonbodama/Mosaic beads. This session will be unique as it will also cover simple core glass vessels. For this class Daisuke will be doing demonstrations of a variety of different murrine and their application in creating Tonbodama beads and core glass. We are offering both torch spots and observations spots in this class. Torch spots are $1k and observation spots are $800.

Daisuke will share his process in creating murrine with a type of soft glass called Satake glass. The majority of these techniques can also can be applied to Morretti and Borosilicate glass. The class will mainly consist of demonstrations by Daisuke assisted by Sakiyo but there will also be time allotted for students who purchased a torch spot to practice these techniques on the torch.

The majority of the class will be demonstrations by Daisuke and Sakiyo but there will still be time for students to practice these techniques. Daisuke believes that most students will not be able to fully complete murrine and beads within the class time, however participants will understand these techniques and will be able apply them to future creations. Even though the type of glass and the torch types are different, the processes and ideas are the same which they believe will be beneficial for anyone working with murrine or making beads.

These are some of the designs that Daisuke has allotted for this class….

Flower murrini

Leaf murrini

Lace murrini

Triangle mosaic (advanced) murrini and bead

Simple core-formed glass (Demo and lecture)

For processes that cannot be demonstrated, such as bead and core glass polishing, a brief video or verbal explanation will be provided.

We will provide printed materials with simple diagrams and text for participants to explain the processes shared. This will help students to better understand Daisuke’s demonstration, and it will also be useful for participants to make their glass later. Through out the class communication will be assisted with the use of AI translation. Questions will be asked and answered with the use of DeepL and ChatGPT. Daisuke has hosted classes in the UK this way and they found it easy to communicate between teacher and students.

These classes will generally run from 9am-5pm with a break for lunch at 1pm. Lunch will be supplied by Level 42 from local Asheville restaurants. At the end of the class some of the work created by Daisuke will be raffled off to the students participating in that session! These classes are the first time that Daisuke and Sakiyo have taught in the US making this an incredibly rare and unique opportunity. If you have any questions at all please email [email protected]. Thank you!!!

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