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Alexandra VandeGrift
Oak Ridge, TN
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Membership: apprentice
Medium: Glass
Location City: Oak Ridge
Location State: TN
Will travel?: Yes
Travel Distance: none
Duration: any

Skills to Offer:

-I am a trained scientific glassblower, with a degree in "Scientific Glass Technology" from Salem Community College in South Jersey.
-I have assisted in running a 20 bench/4 lathe/full coldworking set up at Salem Community College for two years. I also acted as a teaching assistant for the first year scientific glassblowing courses.
-I have six years of glass beadmaking experience; soft glass.
-I am comfortable with the full set up of a studio, including regular maintenance and tank changing, I run a GTT Phantom torch running on propane and tanked oxygen.
-I have basic silversmithing skills, filing, sawing, soldering, riveting, etc.
-I have been the recipient of three Penland summer session work study scholarships.

Description of Apprenticeship:

I am currently living and working in Oak Ridge, Tennessee at the National Laboratory here as a summer intern in the glass shop. I have apprenticed for a husband and wife beadmaking studio in Independence, Louisiana. I am interested in hearing any opportunities to further my glass knowledge and to be able to share the knowledge i have with others. I really enjoy being in a creative environment with like minded people.

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