Build Your Own Glass Blown Lighting Fixture with Wes Valdez

Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you agree to sign up for all event dates included below.
Event Overview

In this three-day class you will learn how to design and fabricate unique interior lighting. We will work with hot glass to create shades and lenses that bend and cast light in incredible ways. We’ll then be constructing, finishing, and wiring your lighting with help from the professionals of Color Cord Company. You will get a full crash course in how to manipulate glass and light, design and fabricate a functioning lighting fixture, and go home with an original design for your home! Beginners are welcome to join, but having some glassblowing experience will be very helpful.


The class will be led by Wes Valdez, with assistance by Flux Studio Instructors and the Color Cord Company staff.

Date: June 1 - 3, 2019 Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

​Wes Valdez lives and works near Philadelphia, PA as an artist and educator with his wonderful partner and two adorable canines, Eos and Clem. He holds two degrees in glass, a BFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Currently, he works at the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, as the Glass Studio Supervisor and Lecturer in Glass, and also as an Adjunct Professor at the Salem Community College Glass Education Center in Alloway, New Jersey. He is also the founder of Blob Blob Studio.

What's Provided

We will provide all materials and tools needed to make a lamp from hot glass to finished wiring.

What You Can Expect
  • Glassblowing
  • Light Making
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Hello I am Nate Steinbrink co-owner of Flux Studio LLC, with my wife Cortney Boyd. We both have master of fine arts degrees in glass and created Flux Studio LLC to share our love of making glass art with the community. Our experiences and studio are designed to provide a unique glass making experiences in a comfortable environment.

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