Explore the Magic of Silver Glass
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Our first virtual workshop is based on Hayley's information-packed in-person class, Explore the Magic of Silver Glass. Two-day LIVE Zoom classes and two-week post-class support via Facebook Private Group where students are encouraged to ask questions, share pictures, and enjoy the camaraderie with fellow students – are further reinforced with repeat access to 21 lessons, 14 demo videos with captions and voice over, and 25+ pages handout. Enroll in the next session of the course here.
Module 1 – Reducing Intensives concentrates on working with a variety of reducing silver glass. Students will explore the many facets of different flame chemistry, along with Hayley's own "paint brush" method, to bring out all the unexpected magenta and peacock green luster colors within one silver glass. Students will also learn how to best capture – and RETAIN – the pearlescent effects under encasement.
• Introduction to Reducing Silver Glass
• Reducing Silver Glass Basic – Triton (Bonus: Aurae, Elpis)
• Reducing Silver Glass Basic – Arke – Melon Bead
• Encasing Reducing Silver Glass – Keto – Dot Bead
• Encasing Reducing Silver Glass – Iris – Melon Base Sphere
Module 2 – Striking Demystified concentrates on working with a variety of striking silver glass. In addition to learning the three-step striking process, students will explore different ways to encase striking silver glass.
• Introduction to Striking Silver Glass
• Striking Silver Glass Basic – Atlas
• Striking Silver Glass Basic – Skylla
• Encasing Striking Silver Glass Method 1 – Skylla+Skiron
• Encasing Striking Silver Glass Method 2 – Skylla+Skiron
Module 3 – Dual/Combination Explained concentrates on working with silver glass that both strikes and reduces and how best to capture the unique characteristics of these colorful and iridescent glass under encasedment.
Students must be at an advanced beginner skill level and comfortable working on a fuel/oxygen mix torch.
• Introduction Dual/Combination Silver Glass
• Encasing Dual/Combination Silver Glass – Hyperion
• Dual/Combination Silver Glass – Terra 3 – Leaf Bead
• Bonus: Dual/Combination Silver Glass – Applying Double Helix Murrine
You may consider using Effetre Super Clear instead of Double Helix Zephyr for initial practice being mindful that Super Clear is stiffer thus requiring more heat which isn't always optimal for encasing silver glass.
• Effetre White
• Effetre Opal Yellow
If you don't have Opal Yellow, use White or any light opaque colors such as Silver Pink but stay away from Ivory (for now) for it's reactive with silver glass.
One rod each except otherwise noted. Acceptable alternatives are shown in brackets if you don't have the exact silver glass listed but prefer to use from your stash, italicized denotes silver glass no longer available.
• Arke [Iris]
• Atlas [Terranova 2021, Terranova 2/2.1, Khaos, Luna 2/3]
• Helios [Aurae, Clio, Kalypso, Phoebe]
• Hyperion [Clio, Ekho, Kalypso, Phaeton, Terra 2/3]
• Iris [almost any reducing silver glass except Helios, Gaia]
• Keto [almost any reducing silver glass except Helios, Gaia]
• Skiron [Khaos, Luna 2/3]
• Skylla (2) [Terranova 2021, Terranova 2/2.1]
• Terra 3 [Clio, Ekho, Hyperion, Kalypso, Phaeton]
• Triton, Aurae, and/or Elpis [any reducing silver glass]
• Zephyr Clear (4) [Effetre Super Clear]
Optional Silver Glass Kit
A discounted assortment of silver glass bundle may be purchased directly at Double Helix Glassworks, link here.
How a virtual workshop with live session(s) and support works
Workshop contains one or more modules. Each module has multiple lessons with step-by-step instruction usually via demo videos and/or written instruction, supported with PDF downloads. Videos can easily be standalone teaching tools with captions, voice over, and diagrams when applicable. Students are encouraged to watch these videos as often as they wish on their own as they practice the techniques over the three months (90 days) after the LIVE Zoom class.
LIVE Zoom class
LIVE classes are one to two days in length lasting about five hours per day with frequent breaks. We will be watching these prerecorded videos together with real-time interaction, discussion, and Q&A. Students will be working on their own after the LIVE Zoom class.
Two-week post LIVE Zoom class support
Via a Facebook Private Group – ask questions, share pictures, and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow students. Students will continue to have access to the Facebook Private Group without instructor support throughout the same three months (90 days) as the portal access.
Liability Waivers – students taking a for-purchase virtual workshop must print, fill out, initial, sign, date, and return the Liability Waivers. This is a required document (and only one is needed for all workshops unless student's information changes) and failure to submit will result in access to the course removed
Questionnaire – optional but helpful for the instructor to better tailor the LIVE class to students' needs.
Zoom LIVE Class – invitation for each day of the LIVE class will be emailed after all the above are received in the week prior to the LIVE session. Please join meeting with video on (see The Fine Print below) and audio off. Respecting your privacy, Zoom meeting will NOT be recorded.
Facebook Private Group – an invitation to join will be sent by the end of the Zoom LIVE sessions. This is the interactive platform for the two-week post LIVE Class support. Please make sure you provide your Facebook username.
What you need – glass/tool list listed for each workshop may be requested before signing up. Optional discounted silver glass bundle for purchase (direct from Double Helix) is also available.
• a completed Liability Waiver
• a skill level (usually advanced beginner to intermediate) is listed with each workshop
• comfortable working on a propane/oxygen mix torch is a must
• a device (computer, tablet, phone) with video and audio capabilities and high-speed internet a basic understanding on how Zoom app, Facebook private group, and the virtual platform work
The Fine Print
To ensure students have the full 90-day portal access to the course, expiration date will be manually adjusted before LIVE Zoom Class commences. Note that the portal utilizes UTC time, please adjust to your time zone accordingly.
Two-week instructor support starts the day after LIVE Zoom class.
"Watch parties" or sharing access with unregistered persons to live, prerecorded, or downloadable content for this course is strictly prohibited. Students should arrange their viewing area so their cameras can be left on during live events to assist the instructor in monitoring student participation. Students who need to turn off their cameras for extended periods or log into the sessions with more than one device should coordinate with the instructor in advance of each session.
Please check out the free Basics course on the portal (link above under Virtual Workshop) before signing up for the full workshop. Due to instant access to much of the course materials, once transaction is complete, there is no refund. In case of extenuating circumstance, please contact us via email for possible arrangement.