Are you an AUTODIDACT???
When I began making beads I didn't know where or who to go to to learn this skill. My oldest son came up with a torch and my youngest son helped me buy a kiln. The rest was up to me.
I found someone at a fair who made enamel beads and talked him into showing me how he did it in his garage over 100 miles from where I lived. I drove there and sat with him for about an hour and a half for $40 to learn what he knew. From there I bought a book by Corina Tettinger, Passing the Flame. I was making beads in my mother's garage for two years before ever taking a class. It wasn't until today I discovered that I am an autodidact as I continue experimenting, practicing and pursuing this passion I have for glass any way I can. One day, I will be a master.