Introduction to Flameworking

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Volcano Art Center (VAC) is expanding its offerings of glass art workshops with “Flameworking – An Introductory Class” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Flameworking, also known as lampworking or torchworking, is a type of glasswork whereby the artist utilizes a torch or lamp to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is blown and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.

Nash Adams-Pruitt

This class, designed for the student who has never touched a torch, is sure to spark your interest. Instructor Nash Adams-Pruitt will teach the regions of the flame and heat base for a solid foundation from which to build flamework skills. Adams-Pruitt will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for four years.

Students will complete this workshop with their own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

Flameworking will be taught at this class.


The class fee is $160 for the general public or $155 for VAC members plus a $40 supply fee. Attendees are asked to wear covered shoes. Advance registration is required and this workshop will be limited to 6 adults. To register call Volcano Art Center at (808) 967-8222 or visit online.

Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.


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