Instructor Biography

Margaret Zinser Hunt began flameworking in 2001 while working as a lab scientist preparing for graduate work in entomology. She draws from her study of insects with their vibrant color and intricate detail as a source of inspiration for her glass art.

Margaret’s work has been featured in multiple glass art magazines and in galleries in the U.S., U.K, Canada, and Japan. After twenty years living in Tucson, Arizona, Margaret and her family recently relocated to Risingsun, OH, where they own and operate a Bed & Breakfast and event venue.  


Sculpting and Painting Nature with Glass and Enamel with Margaret Zinser Hunt
When: , Jun 20 - Jun 24
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Margaret Zinser Hunt

Come and spend the week with Margaret and learn to create nature-inspired beads, pendants, and small sculpture. We will spend the first two days at the torch, working both on and off mandrel. Content is sure to include many of the insects that Margaret creates: beetles, bees, butterflies, caterpillars, along with leaves and other foliage. Margaret will then guide you through adding additional detail and complexity using vitreous enamel.  

This class is great for beadmakers who want to cultivate skills working off-mandrel on sculptural forms. You will learn to create vibrant color and detail using both glass and vitreous enamel. Our time on the torch will also include learning versatile shapes, including cabochon shapes, findings (like clasps and bails), and several strategies for loops and bails on off-mandrel jewelry items. Our time off the torch will include plenty of time learning to use vitreous enamel, to work on individual projects, and time to explore outside the studio for inspiration!    

Bring your sketchbooks and ideas!  We will work together to translate the techniques we cover in class to work for your designs. 

10 of 10 seats available.