Glass Workshops

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Weekend: May 22-24, 2020 DamonMacNaught
Zen of the Paperweight
Damon MacNaught

Gain an overview of paperweight techniques at the furnace from simple to complex. Create several paperweights and learn how to shape and add color to molten glass in the process.
Beginner-Advanced
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weekend: May 29-31, 2020 CalBreed
Incalmo: One Way to Process Parts into Pieces
Cal Breed

Consider how making parts is a great way to get ideas materialized. Discuss methods to put these parts together into a final piece to better express your thoughts. Learn the technique of incalmo and move beyond joining open ended bubbles.
Intermediate
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weekend: June 5-7, 2020 JoeGrant
Glass Pushing!
Joe Grant

Explore traditional techniques and experimental approaches to glassmaking. Use solid sculpting, bit working and glassblowing to explore form, texture and content. Utilize cane and murrini in experimental ways. Come prepared to build on your current set of skills and push glass to new limits.
Intermediate-Advanced, must be able to gather glass, serve a bit and blow a bubble
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 5-10, 2020Rebecca Arday
The Best of Both
Rebecca Arday

Bring together mold making and glassblowing to explore the benefits of the hot blow mold process. Glassblowers who are drawn to kilncast aesthetics and/or kilncasters who want to work in multiples more quickly will enjoy this crossover. Processes will include alginate molds, wax working, mold making anatomy, glassblowing setups, kiln schedules, cold working and finishing techniques.
Intermediate
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 12-17, 2020  KitPaulson
A Simple Framework: Structural Flameworking
Kit Paulson

Starting with basic borosilicate flameworking techniques, focus on building structures in solid glass (with some forays into hollow objects). Using a kiln shelf and working directly from scale drawings, learn to construct complex forms from small motifs. Expect to learn the fundamentals of borosilicate flameworking as well as techniques more specific to this method of building. Bring grand ideas, a pencil and a drawing compass. Expect to learn through demos, illustrated hand-outs, slide shows and hands-on practice.
Beginning-Advanced
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 19-24, 2020  Dan Mirer
Anatomy of the Cup
Dan Mirer

Explore a variety of ways to build goblets. Embrace elements from the Venetian, Scandinavian and Bohemian traditions and use these as a vocabulary to create unique designs. Cover mold design and different styles of mold blowing. Please come to class prepared with ideas and drawings.
Intermediate-Advanced
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE


Weeklong: July 26-31, 2020  JackGramman
Stretch and Bend: Hot Sculpting Techniques for the Curious
Jack Gramman

Like yoga for your glass! Explore various approaches to hot sculpting. Address blown and solid sculpting as well as bit work and garage assembly. Bring ideas and sketches and come prepared to try new things.
Beginner-Advanced
$600; Additional materials fee payable to instructor - NONE

 


Weekend: August 7-9, 2020 Eric DePan
Blowin' Bubs / Intro to Glass Blowing
Eric DePan

Learn the fundamentals of glassblowing. Gain ability or reinforce experience in safety, color application and bubble set up to create basic forms in blown glass.
Beginner-Intermediate
$350; Additional materials fee payable to instructor – NONE

 


 

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