Tommy Garrison

Tommy Garrison

Tommy Garrison

Tommy Garrison


Instructor: Tommy Garrison
Glass Color Compatibility and Blending

August 3–4, 2019 (Saturday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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Color compatibility – working with various colors that have viscosity, density and COE (coefficient of expansion) differences. Students will be learning various techniques for clear/color encasement, blending and mixing colors, as well as color application. These skills can then be used to create beautiful brightly colored beads, pendants, marbles and figurines.


Glass blower and lamp-worker TOMMY GARRISON was born and raised on the Mendocino Coast. Being drawn to challenging self expressive artistic outlets at an early age, he naturally got involved in drumming, surfing and fine woodworking. In 2001 a fellow surfer and glass artist introduced Tommy to the world of glass through the form of lampworking and he has never looked back. Since 2001 Tommy has finished a two-year apprenticeship at Buzz Glass as a production prep worker and an artistic embellisher/finisher. Aside from working as a glass blowing and lampworking instructor he has also owned and operated several local glass art manufacturing and retail businesses. Over the years Tommy has studied and practiced many glass blowing and lampworking techniques. Some of these techniques include sculpting solid and hollow forms, bead, pendant, and marble making as well as drinking vessels and pipe making. Tommy currently works out of his own home studio creating functional glass art, pendants and sculpted glass sea creatures.

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