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  Presents  Jeff Barber

Working in Satake Glass

October 23-24, and October 25-26, 2008

 This is an exciting and rare opportunity to learn from an amazing artist while working with a mesmerizing glass!  Jeff’s class will help students dispel some of the myths and mystery of working with Satake glass from Japan.  Using an oxygen/propane torch, Jeff will cover basics such as flame chemistry, shaping and annealing that are applicable to Satake glass.  Design techniques will include the use of copper, silver and gold leaf as well as adding complexity to your beads with the use of simple murrine, twisted canes and much more.  All the design techniques are applicable to other brands of glass, making this a great opportunity to try Satake glass, and still learn a few techniques that can be applied to the glass you already use.

 Jeff Barber has been working with glass for more than a dozen years.  His stained glass windows and fused glass can be found in homes throughout the U.S. and his lampwork beads are in collections worldwide.  Jeff's beads have been published in numerous magazines and books.  He was a demonstrating artist at the 2007 International Lampwork Festa in Kobe, Japan and has recently been commissioned to make the 15th Anniversary Bead for Bead and Button Magazine. 


 The two-day workshops will be held Thursday-Friday, October 23 & 24 and Saturday-Sunday, October 25 & 26, 2008.  Both class sessions will cover the same material.  The cost of the class will be $275.00 for SF members and $295.00  for non members which includes all glass and metals. 

 Experience level: Intermediate. Students must be able to shape round and bicone beads.

 Below are photos of some of Jeff’s beads.  For more information, check out Jeff’s website at


 Placement of students in the classes will be by lottery, open only to Southern Flames members in good standing, as detailed below.

Lottery Details:


If the class is not full after the lottery...

 If any class seats are open after completion of the lottery process, an email will be sent to Southern Flames members announcing an additional one-week period during which registration for the open spots will be available only to Southern Flames members, on a first come, first placed basis, by delivery of checks to Martha Fuerst, either in person or by mail to the address above.

 If class seats remain open after the additional week of members-only registration, the class will be opened to the general glass community via announcements in web forums, emails, etc.    


If you have any questions about this class or about the lottery, contact Margo Knight at


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