Michael Helt

Michael Helt is a New York City native and lives in Brooklyn. He received his BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute currently works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He has worked with divergent material from stone to plastics, always looking for a technical mastery of the medium in which he is creating.   Michael’s concentrates primarily on   flame working with borosilicate glass.   Michael finds that glass is an ideal medium to manipulate and experiment with to create object of unique beauty. 

Bloom in Flame

Flower
Work at the torch to create colorful flowers encased in clear glass.  Learn flame-working techniques and how to work with molten glass by creating patterns and compressing them into flower marbles, pendants, or paper weights.

 

Egg Hunt 

Glass Egg

Learn to use color and form to make glass easter eggs. Students will have an introduction to flame working with borosilicate glass and learn the basics of using color to create pattern and decoration. 

 

2,800º Introduction to Flame Working

Glass Implosion

Learn to melt and form Borosilicate Glass on the torch. Students will learn the basics of flame working and have a opportunity to create unique pieces of their own.