Art Center Turns Up Heat in Summer Classes

July 22, 2019, 9:00 AM HST (Updated July 18, 2019, 4:45 PM)

Nash Adams-Pruitt flameworking. Photo courtesy of the Volcano Art Center.

Get fired up this summer with Volcano Art Center’s two-day Introduction to Flameworking class, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 to 4, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4:30pm at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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 melted and shaped with tools and hand movements, forming beads, figurines or other similar miniature artwork.

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. Nash will lead the class in creating sphere forms and pendants. You will complete this workshop with your own finished design, and the knowledge and experience of the basic skills involved to continue flameworking.

The class fee is $160/$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 six adults. To register, call Volcano Art Center at 808-967-8222 or visit


Artist Nash Adams-Pruitt specializes in functional glass art. He has been working borosilicate glass at the torch for six years.

The Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.
It is a nonprofit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop and perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the visual, literary and performing arts.



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