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

23. 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.

24. Exploring Solf Glass

Take your glass bead making to the next level. The focus of the class will be on improving control of the heat in the glass. You will build new skills and fine-tune other skills of bead making.

23. Glass Beads: Try it! Session 2

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.

25. Linking the Elements

Sunday will be spent making the glass beads for the bracelet/necklace. Monday night these beads will be assembled into the finished item using jump rings and making simple wire loops.