Tom and Sage Holland Glass Retreat

Monday, July 23, 2018 to Friday, July 27, 2018

Classes run 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

Class runs 9:00 am to1:00 pm on Weds.

Open torch to 9:00 pm daily

"If you like the idea of creating ever more complex innovative wearable glass art this bead camp may be for you. Come retreat with a nurturing circle of folks who are passionate about glass beadmaking and deepening forms of expression through a long list of techniques. Play with molten color in a high desert setting and share "AHA!" moments in five inspirational days and crisp star filled nights. We will have free flowing torch time and dally lessons in inspirational practices for honing skills in surface design and control in achieving those dream beads." Sage


Photo by David Orr Photography

Class Content

Make talismans with multiple shaped components and intricate patterns, learn several clear casing methods, murrine cane, cased stringers and multiple ribbon canes twisted canes of several varieties, fancy hollow beads, elegant vessel beads and amphora,mask beads and conversation beads, delicate feathering and knifing of intense stringer layouts, floral beads and folded beads and all their possibilities, multiple bead beads such as prayer scrolls, bent beads and life rings, family tree, heart beads, outrageous eye beads and much more because we have 5 days! 


Photo by David Orr Photography

Presentations and Discussions

It is hard to achieve some thing really new in the bead world, but it is also important to first take in as many ancient techniques as possible to find a new voice, This is why we plan on also having ancient bead discussions and presentations during lunch or in the evenings. A kind of intimate bead conference to remember for decades to come.  We are delighted that Tom has offered to make a presentation to kick off our opening! He is a prolific bead maker and historian, an important contributor to the American glass bead movement. He is a terrific story teller as well.

Class time is cut short on Wednesday so that we can enjoy an inspirational tour of the galleries on Canyon Road in Santa Fe, followed by an optional dinner in town. Alternately you might enjoy your own free time or torch time. 

Lunches will be included in this retreat. We cannot cater to individual dietary needs so please let us know if you have any. We will do what we can or offer a small discount. 

Be sure to visit the Studio Details link to find more information about accommodations for your visit. 

The cost of the retreat will be $550.00 with half due at registration and the balance due on May 23rd, 2018. Cancellations received before May 23 will be fully refunded. Cancellations received on or after May 23rd will only be refunded if the seat is sold and a $50 processing fee will be withheld.