Medium Level Lampworking Glass Classes

Glass Classes in Michigan City 

Taught by John Ryszka II

Eye Pendant Class

Sat. Oct 21 10am-1pm Sign Up Now


This Medium level torch working class will teach students the skills needed to craft Glass Eye Pendants. This class will include a step by step demo by the instructor. The students will then have approximately 2.5 hours of torch time of their own. During this time students are encouraged to create as many pieces as they can. Lampworking/Torch working class sizes are limited to 3 people. This provides each student with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get personalized quality responses and one on one instruction.

Dichroic Paperweight Class

Sat. Nov. 18 10am-2pm   Sign Up Now

This exciting hands-on Medium difficulty level class will get you behind the torch and your glass into the fire. You will learn how to create eye-catching non-traditional paperweights with sparkly dichroic glass. You will learn techniques for incasing dichroic glass and working with it without burning its fragile beauty. Discover how to craft lenses and and control their magnification properties. Explore the delights of external surface textures.

Sea Life Sculpture (Turtle) Class

Sunday,  JUNE 25,  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM   Sign Up Now

This Medium level torch working class will teach students the skills needed to craft sculptural turtles. This class will include a step by step demo by the instructor. The students will then have approximately 2.5 hours of torch time of their own. During this time students are encouraged to create as many pieces as they can. Lampworking/Torch working class sizes are limited to 3 people. This provides each student with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get personalized quality responses and one on one instruction.

Vortex Marbles (Med. Lv.)

This Medium level class covers all the essential skills and steps it takes to make a successful vortex marble.  Students will learn how to properly use molds, punties, and flame control.  This class will include a step by step demo by the instructor. The students will then have approximately 2.5 hours of torch time of their own. During this time students are encouraged to create as many pieces as they can. Lampworking/Torch working class sizes are limited to 3 people. This provides each student with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get personalized quality responses and one on one instruction.

Hummingbird Sun Catchers (Med. LV)

Learn to create whimsical and fun hummingbirds that can be hung in a window or as the fob on a ceiling fan. Students will learn how to build the individual parts of and assemble them into their final projects.   These skills can easily  be adapted to create most any bird once the basics of the the design and construction process are understood.

3 Hours   $90

Sea life

Learn to create free standing sea life sculptures.  The class will cover how to build fish and coral that are then assembled together to create a sculpture that can be displayed just about anywhere even, in an aquarium with real fish.

4 hours      $ 120