Sam Whitney is a flameworker based in Pittsburgh, PA. He has studied glass at various institutions including Salem Community College, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Penland School of Crafts. Currently, Sam teaches flameworking at Pittsburgh Glass Center and makes work out of his home studio. His work includes vessels, cups, sculptures, and 2-dimensional glass drawings.

Flame 1: Introduction to Flameworking
When: Wednesdays, Feb 7 - Apr 3
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Dates: Mar 13, 20, 27; Apr 3
Tuition $375.00
Instructor: Sam Whitney

Learn Flame Shop essentials and a variety of creative techniques while working with Borosilicate (hard) glass. Begin with a solid rod of glass and melt it into a molten ball that can be manipulated into little treasures, such as pendants, marbles, chains, and sculptures. Over the course of 8 weeks, learn color application, hand control, and annealing. The instructor will also provide one-on-one troubleshooting. Class tuition includes 2 hours of open-studio time to be used during the 8-week course period. This will help you become familiar with the studio and learn the process of studio rental beyond class hours.


Class does not meet on 3/6/24.

0 of 8 seats available.