John Kobuki - The Flower Marble


John Kobuki will be hosting a 3 day class at Austin Flameworks Febuary 3rd - 5th! He will be diving into the different techniques and flames required to creaite the beautiful and intricate compression marbles Kobuki is famous for. Give us a call at 512. 215.2676 to sign up, space is limited and classes fill up fast! Don't miss your chance to learn from the best, call and schedule your Kobuki "Flower Marble" class today!!!

Tuition $500.00


Course description:

This three day class will explore the "Compression" technique used to make Flowers and other deeply encased designs utilizing solid rods of borosilicate glass. Each day there will be two demonstrations of the technique into a marble. After each demo will be instruction with the students behind the torch. Students will learn color and tooling tricks for more interesting petals and leaves as well as understand layering and why the technique is a  "Compression" and not an "implosion". There will be a strong emphasis on heat and flame management and learning the different angles to balance the glass and get the optimal effect of the technique.

Course level: Intermediate to advance

John Kobuki Bio:

2003    1st annual Eugene Glass School Flame Off. 1st place marble category
2005    Wheaton Village NJ. Marble Weekend, demonstration artist
International Lampworking Festival, Kobe Japan, exhibitor and demonstration artist
2006    2nd annual Borosilicate Art Expo, Tokyo Japan, exhibitor and demonstration artist
Japan Lampworking festival, Nagara Japan, exhibition artist
100 lampworkers isbn# 4-9903283-0-2 featured artist
2007    3rd annual Borosilicate Art Expo, Yokohama Japan,  exhibitor and demonstration artist
2009    Glass Line Magazine volume 23 number 2.  One of 33 featured artist.
1010    Creative Glass isbn#978-0-7643-3505-1 featured artist
Contemporary Lampworking Vol. III isbn.978-0-9658972-3-5
AGI Art Glass Invitational Demonstrating Artist.
Pittsburgh Glass Center, Summer intesive teacher.
2011    LAMMAGA magazine vol. 14 featured artist.
June-GAS converence Seattle (Glass Art Society) demonstrating artist


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