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Old 2017-12-24, 1:01pm
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Default Looking for Tutorial/online class suggestions for marble making

I know I could post this in a group on FB, but I don't like to cheat on LE.


I'd like to learn how to make marbles. One of my regular students would like to as well, so I was thinking we could learn it together.(Obviously we'd buy 2 copies of said class/tutorial)


Do any of you know of any video classes, or written tutorials? DOesn't matter soft glass or Boro.

I also need to buy some tools for this. *secretly excited about new tools*

Thanks.
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Old 2017-12-24, 5:04pm
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I have found that there is some really good information on utube in both soft and boro.
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Old 2017-12-24, 5:06pm
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Tools - should have posted about this. Mike Close molds are great. I alternate between that and an infinite rim mold. Both cost a little more but are well worth it compared to my "economy" model.
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Old 2017-12-24, 5:34pm
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Drew Fritts has a wonderful book on making marbles:

http://www.frittsartglass.com/book.html
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Old 2017-12-24, 8:04pm
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I'll second Drew Fritt's book on marbles. Although it is aimed at working with soft glass, the design techniques can easily be translated to borosilicate marbles too.

Additionally, The Flow Magazine has some marble issues that are decent. Glass Line Magazine is also great when it comes to the tutorials. If I had to pick one or the other, I'd go with Glass Line as it is now.

Lastly, Youtube is a great resource. Corning Museum of Glass has a couple of John Kobuki's videos which are great. I personally prefer his first video, though. Also, Revere Glass has a channel with some very professionally-made videos which focus on making marbles. However, most of the channel is focused on blowing pipes. But there are a few techniques they teach which can be used for making marbles too.
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Old 2017-12-25, 12:12am
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Drew is the best but Cosmo is right up there!

His tutorial is awesome!!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/2691725..._home_active_7
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Old 2017-12-25, 8:31am
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Don't know how I forgot this but Ron Bearer has a pack of 5 tutorials on sale right now for $20 .. 3 of them are for boro marble designs.

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=303801
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Old 2017-12-25, 10:44pm
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Thanks everyone!! I have ordered Cosmos tutorial and Drew’s book. I’ll go check Ron’s tutorials now! You guys are awesome!!
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