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Old 2013-02-14, 1:06pm
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hey folks,
i'm new to torch-working and really want to get the ball rolling quickly by finding a [somewhat] local studio to take beginner classes in borosilicate. i took an awesome [soft glass] bead-making course, fell in love with it and intend to learn boro asap. [specifically beads, marbles and pipes.]

i live in northern NJ and i'm wondering if anyone here at LwEtc. has any advice or knows anyone in the field looking for an inspired, driven student [or apprentice]. i'm willing to travel and dedicate a great deal of time to pursuing this dream and appreciate any suggestions or advice.

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Old 2013-02-14, 9:57pm
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Ive heard of a school in Salem Nj but I never bothered to check it out. Might be worth a google.
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Old 2013-02-14, 10:06pm
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You could check out Carlisle and of course Glass Stock East in October but that is in South Jersey
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Old 2013-02-15, 9:18am
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im familiar with salem cc, they have art glass AND scientific gb and seem to be the place that all the signs are pointing to. i think i'm trying to make the college my last resort, only because i tend to do better in really small classes but thank you very much for the feedback
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Old 2013-02-15, 9:53pm
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What are the class sizes like at salem cc? I wouldnt imagine they are that big. But I am often wrong.
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Old 2013-02-20, 4:34pm
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Have you looked on the "classes" page here on LE? It's in the section below this one, in 'biz as usual'.
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Old 2013-02-22, 9:53am
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yeaa, unfortunately the only somewhat local thing i can find is glass stock east, which is awesome but months away. thanks for your feedback
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Old 2013-02-22, 11:36am
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You could try contacting some teachers, see if they take private students. I would suggest talking to the folks at Carlisle Machine Works, the torch makers - they have a classroom there for small workshops, they are in your area (sort of) and they know a *lot* of folks in the area who teach.
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that's a great idea, i'll get in touch with them. thanks a lot
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