Seeing with Your Hands will be tailored to meet the goals and skill level of my students. I hope to maintain a good balance between technical and creative development throughout the workshop. We will work on building skills and ideas simultaneously as much as possible.
Light, form and void are some of the fundamental concerns within my own practice. We will consider these notions as a class, and I will be continuing to explore these themes in my own work throughout the eight-week workshop.
We will also have the opportunity to explore a range of color and pattern applications. My assistants Nick Fruin and Suzie Ririe will be bringing some exciting new colors for the color pot with them from New Zealand.
I will be making some large-scale work as well, and will introduce students to techniques they can use to increase the scale of their work should they desire. We may also be introducing some Venetian goblet making techniques.–Brian Corr
Space is available, including a limited number of work-study spots. Class begins September 21 and runs eight weeks.
Seeing with Your Hands
September 21- November 14, 2014
This workshop will help students with different skill levels expand their ability in the hot shop. Beginning students will develop confidence and professionalism while building a technical foundation. Intermediate and advanced students will expand and refine their hand skills while focusing on the development of their own design- and concept-based works. We’ll explore color and pattern and learn to scale up work. We may also delve into Venetian-style goblet-making. Demonstrations will be balanced with individual work time, idea development, and discussions. All levels, but some hot glass experience will be helpful. All levels. Code F00GA
At left: Brian Corr, Spatial Reflections, blown, cold-worked, mirrored glass, 31 x 7 x 7 1/2 inches
Brian Corr is a studio artist who has taught at The Studio at Corning (NY), Pilchuck (WA), and Canberra Glassworks (Australia). His exhibitions include Sabbia Gallery (Australia), and Habitat Gallery (MI). His work is housed in collections including National Gallery of Australia, Gallery of Western Australia, and Glazenhis (Belgium). After a year as associate professor in the department of environmental art and design at Namseoul University in South Korea, he has returned to Australia.
Brian Corr, One, kiln formed, blown, and cold worked glass, 2007. Image by Rob Little