Shannon Gough

Shannon took her first lampworking course in 2010. Since then she has spent time at the torch playing with the hot glass and figuring out its rhythm and flow. Her preference is to work with “soda-lime” glass and focus on understanding the realm of its properties, chemistry and how to control the shape of the glass in the heat. She continues to expand her knowledge and skill by learning new techniques from artists, whose work she finds inspiring and fascinating. Shannon enjoys sharing this ancient art (that is relatively new to North America) with the next generation of lampworkers.

Current / Upcoming Courses

20. Glass Beads: Try it! Session 1

This is a 5-hour introduction class to lampworking/glass bead making. Students will get to work with rods of glass in a flame to create round glass beads and decide if they are interested in pursuing this medium further.

21. Breaking Glass, Making Shards

Learn how to add a unique surface detail to your beads.  You will make shards several different ways. Find out how the addition of silver leaf or the combination of certain types of glass create interesting effects in the shards and on the beads they are used in.

22. Fusing Fun: Making Fused Earrings and Pendants

Invite a friend or two, here is a chance to get together and catch up. 
Night 1: You will be cutting, layering and arranging the earrings and pendants to be fused. 
Night 2: Will be about taking those fused pieces and assembling them into the finished product.

23. Playing with Silver

The focus of the course will be working with silver foil and silver leaf while making glass beads.  Learn what happens to the chemistry and look of the glass when silver leaf/foil is added.  See the different reactions that occur and discover new design possibilities.
Prerequisite: 10+ hrs previous glass experience.