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GlassRoots Master Class: Sean Baumbach – Marbles to Stoppers

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The students will begin the class learning the fundamentals of lampworking clear and color borosilicate glass into unique and personalized marbles. Each student will be encouraged to explore the use of various colors and shaping techniques to achieve as many round orbs as possible. The process of perfecting the shape of the orbs will be the primary focus of the first part of the session. Shaping the glass is critical to the fallowing instruction.(The bottle stopper hardware has a receiving cup that is intended for spherical shapes). Aside from focusing on creating the perfect orb, students will be shown a variety of color applications and decorative techniques to practice along with their shapes.

Once the students have a group of constructed marbles, they will choose their best, and roundest, two pieces to begin bonding glass to metal. Using high- grade epoxy each student will unify the glass and bottle stopper hardware.

Students will be provided with 2 stainless steel/food safe stopper cones. Information will be provided upon request if students are interested in purchasing additional stopper cone hardware.

Glass, tools and gasses will be
provided by the studio.

Sean R. Baumbach: Born and raised in upstate New York. I’ve always been a student. I’ve always been curious and creative. My
father is a carpenter and wood worker. My mother instructed dance and choreographed dances with young children.

Throughout middle and high school I began drawing and painting. I discovered a comfort in creating and composing work in a 2 dimensional field.

I attended the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale for computer animation and the Pratt Institute for fine art. But it was a glass studio that really caught my interest and attention.

After being introduced to lampworking in Redondo Beach, CA in 2005 I was sure I had found my craft.

I have spent the last 14 years developing and creating as SRBGlassCraft. Along with getting married and having two children I have been published in Glass Line Magazine, and recognized in the New Yorker for my line of glass drawer pulls.

I now live in South Orange, NJ with my wife and children. I have a wonderful home studio. Currently I create and develop work for artist Marsha Pels and Fashion jeweler Christopher Crouch @Moans Couture https://moanscouture.com.

INSTAGRAM LINK: https://www.instagram.com/srbglasscraft/


May 18
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


10 Bleeker St
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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