Nov 20, 2007

Larry Brickman Teaching

Hey everyone..

I just wanted to let everyone know that due to high demand for this class, we have added a second date. We need a minimum of 6 people to make it a go for sure, so if you are interested please let us know asap so we can book him for the extra time!

Here is a copy of the class description and other info

Dates :
1st class Feb 2nd & 3rd (full)
2nd class Jan 31st & Feb 1st (thursday/ friday)

Cost : $550 includes everything.
Payment will be due in January

Larry Brickman is a full-time glass artist we whose work is represented throughout through out the United States and Internationally. He has worked with jewelry since 1992 and has been focused on torchworking glass since 1996. Larry has taught beadmaking to over 1500 students. He instructs glass torchworking classes extensively through nationally known art schools and glass companies through out the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Australia.

The “Bigger, Better and More Dots” class is designed to further enhance your skills with eye or dot techniques and the many ways to manipulate them, for example- stacked, swirled, raked, and plunged dots and induced bubbles. This class will focus primarily on focal beads. The student will learn about glass control, larger and better core beads, large mandrel beads and proper bead holes. Larry’s vast experience as an flameworking engineer, past general manager of Frantz Art Glass, long term glass artist and instructor will enable him to answer all your questions on studio setup, fuels, torches, tools, equipment, glass, ergonomics, product vendors, and new products and materials. Larry is well known for FUN, informative workshops and passing on many “tricks of the trade” to enhance and help in your everyday flameworking.

For more info or to sign up please contact Amy Johnson or Jill Cribbin at TANK fire + metal
103, Case Goods Bldg. 55 Mill St, Toronto ON



The three of us at TANK fire + metal are busy getting ready for our annual holiday sale. So many things going on... parties and get togethers, and shows... so many shows.

I know you're busy but we'd love to see you at our HOLIDAY SHOP TILL YOU DROP... you won't be sorry!

Cynthia, Jill and I will all be baking yummy treats and goodies, and there will be warm apple cider aswell, so please come join us and take advantage of our great prices.

Remember it's only for one day... DECEMEBR 1st Noon - 8pm


It's good to branch out right! Well this fall I decided to try selling my work online through a website called Etsy. It's a great do-it-yourself website full of handmade items and art created by people like myself. It's very easy to use both as a seller and a purchaser (i've bought quite a few great items myself.)
Well on the weekend my heart pendant was on the main page of the site, and it was fantastic! It made a huge increase in sales for me this week. Very exciting!
I have found the more I poke around the site the more I'm starting to come across great work, and not just cheap stuff but also very high end things.
A tip! When you come across someones work you like... look at their favorites list, chances are they will already have bookmarked a bunch of rad stuff.


Recently I've come across these amazing vintage flower components... so i thought i would share some of what i've made with them so far. I've turned them into pendants and combined them with other beads that i've made, and also some of the vintage lucite we're selling at the shop.

Nov 8, 2007