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Spring Short Session Glass

Glass – Spring Short Session
April 30 – May 5, 2023 (4 studio days)
David Naito
Essential. Shape.

How do you form hot molten glass into a desired shape? This workshop will help you understand how glass moves and behaves. You will be guided through the needed heats and how and when to tool the glass. With an emphasis on basic shapes, we’ll cover steps such as gathering, marvering, blowing, and tool use, and you’ll learn to combine them so your glass making will become more fluent. Teamwork and the importance of assisting will be predominant aspects of the workshop. Bring your ideas, sketches, and curiosity and be ready to shape glass. Advanced beginning level: students must have taken at least one glassblowing workshop.

Studio Artist; teaching: Alfred University/New York State College of Ceramics, Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN), UrbanGlass (NY), Penland, Punahou School (HI); visiting artist: Ball State University (IN), Tavastia Vocational College (Finland), Mass College of Art (MA); exhibitions: Design Museum Nuutajärvi (Finland), Foreman Gallery (NY). | @davenaito

glass work by david naito
David Naito, Kilta in Creme and Orange, blown and fused glass, 9-1/2 x 14 x 6-1/2 inches
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Glass Spring Concentration

Glass Spring Concentration
March 5 – April 28, 2023 (8 Weeks)
Kit Paulson
Borosilicate Fieldnotes: The Explorer’s Notebook

A notebook is a license to explore the world: in this workshop we’ll explore and catalog ideas, methods, and structures in flameworked borosilicate glass. There will be a strong emphasis on daily hand-skill practice supplemented by drawing, reading, demonstrations, and slide shows. Students will learn techniques for solid structural flameworking along with building a strong foundation in making hollow, blown forms. All levels. Flameworking studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Bildwerk Frauenau (Germany), National College of Art and Design (Dublin), Pittsburgh Glass Center, UrbanGlass (NYC); residencies: Rosenberg Residency (MA), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), S12 (Bergan, Norway); collections: Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), KODE (Bergen, Norway), Renwick Gallery (DC). | @kitpaulson

Kit Paulson, Pin Oak Leaf, borosilicate glass, 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
Kit Paulson, Pin Oak Leaf, borosilicate glass, 5-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches