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Glass Fall Concentration

GLASS FALL CONCENTRATION
October 2 – November 11, 2022
Aya Oki
Passionate Harmony

This intensive workshop is an opportunity to learn about the materiality of glass and how to express yourself through the material. Explore what it is about glass that fascinates you and learn more about yourself and what you and the material have in common. We’ll cover many techniques including basic glassblowing, assemblage, color application, coldwork, sculpture techniques—from the bench to the cold shop. Traditional and nontraditional processes will help you access the expression that comes from a harmony between you and the material. All levels. Hot glass studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Nagoya University of Arts (Japan), Palomar College (CA), Anoka-Ramsey Community College (MN), California State University San Bernardino, Pilchuck (WA), Tulsa Glassblowing School (OK), Penland; residencies: Creative Glass Center of America (NJ), Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Murano Residency (Italy), Duncan McClellan Gallery (FL), Residence Together (Sweden), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), Corning Museum of Glass (NY), Monterey GlassWorks (CA).

aya-oki.com | @ayaokidoki

Aya Oki, Bloom IV, glass, 15 x 12 x 12 inches
Aya Oki, Bloom IV, glass, 15 x 12 x 12 inches
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Fall Short Session Glass

GLASS SHORT SESSION
September 25 – 30, 2022
Jason Chakravarty
One and Done

This workshop is about making glass objects with single-use, hot blow molds, using a mold-making process similar to traditional lost-wax casting. We’ll create wax compositions by direct carving and/or pouring wax into molds. The waxes will be invested into traditional plaster/silica mix. The resulting molds will be steamed out and heated up. Then we’ll gather, color, and shape glass in the hot shop and blow it into the preheated molds. As compared to traditional kiln casting, this process requires less cooling time and offers more color options. The only requirement is a drive to explore, experiment, and expand; no glass experience needed. All levels. This workshop will use several parts of the glass studio. It is not a glassblowing workshop. 

Studio artist; teaching: Arizona State University, The Studio at Corning (NY), Arrowmont (TN), Bezalel Academy of Art (Israel), The Glass Furnace (Turkey), UrbanGlass (NYC), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland; work shown in more than 100 exhibitions including Museo Gallery (WA), SOFA Chicago, Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA); representation: Habatat Galleries (FL, MI), Kittrell-Riffkind Gallery (TX), Vetri Gallery (Seattle), Raven Gallery (CO). 

jasonchakravarty.com | @jcsquared.shop

Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell, BeeCome Connected, mold-blown, flameworked, hot, and kiln-cast glass, 23 x 9 x 7 inches
Jason Chakravarty and Jennifer Caldwell, BeeCome Connected, mold-blown, flameworked, hot, and kiln-cast glass, 23 x 9 x 7 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 7

Glass Summer Session 7
August 14–19
Michael Endo
Constructed Images

My work combines glass powder and frit painting, drawing processes adapted for kiln glass, and centuries-old glass painting techniques in the construction of multilayered atmospheric spaces and narratives. This workshop will focus on these techniques and will encompass painting with glass powders, enamel painting adapted for high temperatures, and layered kilnforming along with printing and drawing techniques for kiln glass. All levels. Kiln studio.

Studio artist, curator at Bullseye Projects (OR, CA, NY, UK), co-director of High Desert Observatory (CA), partner in Yucca Valley Material Lab (CA); teaching: Bild-Werk Frauenau (Germany), Pilchuck (WA), UrbanGlass (NYC), Northlands Creative Glass (UK), Pittsburgh Glass Center; exhibitions: National Glass Centre (UK), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Yuan Yuan Art Center (China). 

michaelendo.com | @ofotherspaces 

Michael Endo, Crux, kilnformed glass, 24 x 39 inches
Michael Endo, Crux, kilnformed glass, 24 x 39 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 7

Glass Summer Session 7
August 14–19
Michael C. Krupiarz
Observe and Execute

This workshop is for beginning glass students looking to further develop their skill sets. We’ll take a close look at what is happening with the glass when it is heated, stretched, and blown. Students will practice making geometric forms—cones, cylinders, and spheres—that will inform more complicated shapes. We’ll emphasize technique, control, problem-solving methods, and clean lines. Instruction time will be divided between daily demonstrations and plenty of individual attention. Advanced beginning level: at least one prior glass workshop required.

Studio artist, coordinator at More Fire Glass Studio (NY); teaching: North Carolina Glass Center, Penland; exhibitions/representation: Asheville Area Arts Council (NC), Asheville Art Museum (NC), Center for Craft (NC), North Carolina Glass Center, Green Hill Center (NC), former Penland Core Fellow.

michaelckrupiarz.com | @mikekrupiarz 

Michael C. Krupiarz, Head, sculpted and blown glass, 16 x 10 x 4 inches
Michael C. Krupiarz, Head, sculpted and blown glass, 16 x 10 x 4 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 6

Glass Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Lisa Demagall
Delighting in the Details

Using borosilicate glass, we’ll create delightfully detailed, sculptural objects at the torch. By studying objects carefully, we can break them down into their parts and recreate them as glass sculpture. Instruction will cover glass rod construction, bridging, armatures, solid

sculpting, and non-vessel, sculptural tube working. Time will be allotted for requested demonstrations, class discussions, and problem-solving. All levels, come as you are! Flameworking studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Kent State University (OH), Cleveland Institute of Art (OH), Bild-Werk Frauenau (Germany), The Studio at Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center; residencies: Pilchuck (WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center. 

lisademagall.com | @lisademagall

Lisa Demagall, Without..., flameworked borosilicate glass, wood, 35 x 60 x 60 inches
Lisa Demagall, Without..., flameworked borosilicate glass, wood, 35 x 60 x 60 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 6

Glass Summer Session 6
July 31–August 12
Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton
Touch It, Bring It

This introductory workshop will focus on the fundamentals of glassblowing, covering the proper use of equipment and tools and helping students achieve an understanding of the material. We’ll emphasize the basic steps of glassblowing, such as gathering, starter bubbles, punties, heat management, and color application. Students will work on basic forms through the stoic approach of perpetual practice and then explore the endless possibilities of compound forms. If you’re looking to build a strong foundation, this workshop is for you. Come ready to practice radical positivity and teamwork, and turn it up! Beginning level. Hot glass studio.

Cedric: studio artist; teaching: Pittsburgh Glass Center, Toledo Glass Museum (OH), Los Angeles Glass Center, Tulsa Glassblowing School (OK).

cedricmitchelldesign.com | @cedricmitchelldesign

Corey: studio artist; teaching: Pittsburgh Glass Center, UrbanGlass (NYC), Los Angeles Glass Center, North Carolina Glass Center; residencies: Penland Core Fellowship, SmArt Kinston (NC), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Bruket (Norway); exhibitions: UNREPD (Los Angeles), Contemporary Art Museum (NC), Blue Spiral 1 (NC), Green Hill Center (NC), Penland Gallery.

coreypemberton.com | @instantglassic

Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton, Candle and Pink Lemonade, drink set (Pemberton) and candle (Mitchell), tallest piece: 13 inches
Cedric Mitchell and Corey Pemberton, Candle and Pink Lemonade, drink set (Pemberton) and candle (Mitchell), tallest piece: 13 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 5

Glass Summer Session 5
July 17–29
John Littleton and Kate Vogel
Captured in Glass

We’ll explore adaptive mold making as a means of encapsulating ideas in glass, examining the properties of glass and considering how it can enhance our creative vision. These ideas will inform the models we create from clay, found objects, and wax to make molds for kiln casting. We’ll cover working with wax, mold recipes, glass sources, firing schedules, calculating volumes, many types of mold making, and casting with various materials including sheet glass, frit, and billets. Be prepared to experiment and problem-solve. Glass experience will be helpful, but this workshop is open to all levels. Kiln studio. 

Collaborating studio artists; teaching/demonstrations: teaching/demos: Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass (WI), Penland, Corning Hot Glass Road Show (IL); exhibitions: 49th International Habatat Gallery, (MI), Momentum Gallery, (NC), Raven Gallery, (CO)  Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass (WI), SOFA intersect, Chicago, collections: Corning Museum of Glass (NY), High Museum of Art (GA), Mint Museum (NC), Imagine Museum (FL).  

littletonvogel.com | @jlittletonkvogel

John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Heart’s Path, cast glass, 21-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
John Littleton and Kate Vogel, Heart’s Path, cast glass, 21-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 5

Glass Summer Session 5
July 17–29
Kazuki Takizawa
Exploring Creativity with Cane and Murrine

Students in this workshop will be challenged to subvert the fundamentals of glassblowing and explore their individual interests. We’ll help each other experiment with whatever wild ideas we may have about glass, venturing out from traditional glass vessels. Demonstrations will include using bundles of rods, preheated shards, fused glass chunks, and more as we work to develop our own unique methods of shaping molten glass. More technical demonstrations will be given in the latter half of the workshop, including the use of cane and murrine as a way to introduce line and pattern. All levels. Hot glass studio.

Studio artist, owner of KT Glassworks (Los Angeles); teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Urban Glass (NYC); residencies: STARworks (NC), The Works (OH); exhibitions: River House Arts Gallery (OH), Craft in America Center (CA); representation: Duncan McClellan Gallery (FL). 

kazukitakizawa.com | @ktglassworks

Kazuki Takizawa, Minimalist, glass,15 x 8 x 8 inches
Kazuki Takizawa, Minimalist, glass,15 x 8 x 8 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 4

Glass Summer Session 4
July 3–15
Anne Petters
The Poetics of Glass

In this idea-based, experimental workshop, we’ll explore a specific kilnforming, pâte de verre process. Using a variety of mold-making materials (plaster, silica, wax, clay, fiber frax, alginate), this technique will allow us to transfer drawings, handwriting, and structures from a mold onto glass. Starting with fusing glass sheets that carry our individual designs, we’ll continue into three dimensions by manipulating the glass in the kiln during the firing as well as exploring various slumping methods. Understanding the aesthetic qualities and sculptural potential of this technique will be the backbone for developing new ideas. All levels. Kiln studio.

Studio artist; teaching: City and Guilds of London Art School (UK), Royal College of Art (London), Institute for Ceramic and Glass (Germany); Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholar; residencies: Pilchuck (WA), Edinburgh College of Art; exhibitions: Michelangelo Foundation (Venice), Bullseye Projects (UK), Sue Schiepers Gallery (Belgium).

annepetters.com | @annepetters

Anne Petters, Books of Disquiet, glass, 11-3/4 x 7 x 6 inches each
Anne Petters, Books of Disquiet, glass, 11-3/4 x 7 x 6 inches each
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Glass A Summer Session 4

Glass Summer Session 4
July 3–15
Jason McDonald
But Is It Efficient?

In this workshop we’ll take a deep dive into some of the most common mistakes glassblowers make. We’ll build from the foundations up, starting with how to set up for your blow slot. Taking a critical approach to the reasons behind the moves we use in the hot shop, we’ll seek to dispel the notion that the material is magic and focus instead on the physics behind why things happen. By the end of the session, we’ll identify patterns of behavior that don’t serve you as a maker and establish a rigorous process for evaluating the moves you want to add to your routines. And we may even have some fun while doing it! Advanced beginner level: at least one prior glass workshop required. Hot glass studio. 

Studio artist, MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Philadelphia); production glassblower at The Glass Eye (Seattle); teaching: Public Glass (CA), Redmond School of Glass (WA), The Studio at Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center; Windgate Fellowship; contestant on season 2 of the Netflix show, “Blown Away.” 

jasonmcdonaldglass.com | @jasonmcdonald42

Jason McDonald, Black Figure Number 2, blown and engraved glass, steel, paint, 12 x 6 x 4 inches
Jason McDonald, Black Figure Number 2, blown and engraved glass, steel, paint, 12 x 6 x 4 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 3

Glass Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Sally Prasch
Sum of the Parts

The focus of this workshop is making hollow and solid shapes on Penland’s beautiful glassblowing lathe and then putting them together at the torch. We’ll cover lathe safety and maintenance and different ways to set up torches. Our primary glass will be borosilicate but other COEs can be explored as well. With lots of individual instruction, we’ll emphasize experimentation and developing your ideas. Bring your sketchbooks, and come have some fun in the Penland flameworking studio! All levels. 

Scientific glassblower and instructor at University of Massachusetts and University of Vermont; other teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Niijima Glass School (Japan), Karma Design Studio (Turkey), Ingalena Klenell Studio (Sweden); organizer of Glass Life Forms 2021 at Fuller Craft Museum (MA) and the Oh, Beautiful Glass exhibitions at Leverett Art Center (MA). 

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Sally Prasch, Blown Away, glass, 18 x 12 inches
Sally Prasch, Blown Away, glass, 18 x 12 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 3

Glass Summer Session 3
June 19–July 1
Kim Harty
Glass Somatics

Glassblowing engages the entire body and the five senses. This workshop will investigate the ways that somatics can guide the artistic act of glass making. We’ll explore the relationship between glass making and muscle memory, choreography, hand-eye coordination, and spatial awareness. Students will learn traditional and experimental approaches to hot glass and will also work with drawing, photography, and video. Technical information will include glassblowing, assemblage, mirroring, sand casting, and basic kilnforming. All levels. Hot glass studio.

Chair of craft and material studies and section head and assistant professor of glass at the College for Creative Studies (Detroit); exhibitions: Design Museum Gent (Belgium), Chrysler Museum (VA), Toledo Museum (OH), Corning Museum (NY); writing published Glass Quarterly, Detroit Research, various museum catalogs. 

kimharty.com | @kimharty

Kim Harty, Tumbler Study 1, digital print on aluminum dibond, 21 x 31 inches
Kim Harty, Tumbler Study 1, digital print on aluminum dibond, 21 x 31 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 2

Glass Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Caterina Zucchi
Blown Glass Beads: Skills and Shapes

This workshop will focus on blown glass beads. Working with soft glass, we’ll create wearable glass bead compositions that are voluminous yet light. We’ll start by making round beads, then use heat, gravity, and rotation to make different shapes. We’ll cover surface decoration and stringing beads to make jewelry. This dynamic and practical workshop will include group demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, which will help you become independent and skilled in blowing beads and composing balanced and wearable objects. All levels. Flameworking studio.

Designer, studio artist, owner of Studiozero-vetro (Italy); teaching: Vetroricerca Glas & Modern (Italy); exhibitions: International Glass Biennale Sofia (Bulgaria), Ireland Glass Biennale Dublin, International Art Jewellery Exhibition (Beijing). 

studiozerovetro.it | @studiozero_vetro

Caterina Zucchi, Roots Necklace, Murano glass, polyester string, 24-1/2 inches long
Caterina Zucchi, Roots Necklace, Murano glass, polyester string, 24-1/2 inches long
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Glass A Summer Session 2

Glass Summer Session 2
June 5–June 17
Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen
Hot Glass Sculpting

This workshop will be crammed full of information drawn from our lengthy experience in sculpting glass. We’ll present experimental ways of working glass so ideas can materialize. Demonstrations will include a variety of frit and powder techniques, torch work, and the use of customized tools. We’ll cover blown and solid forms with an emphasis on teamwork and use the garage to construct parts. Students will have time to work out their ideas daily. Plan to work hard and have a blast. Intermediate level: two years of hot glass experience required. Hot glass studio.

Collaborating studio artists; teaching: Pratt Fine Arts Center (Seattle), Pilchuck (WA), Red Deer College (Canada); Soneva Fushi residency (Maldives); exhibitions: Museum of Northwest Art (WA), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), Schack Art Center (WA), solo show at Habatat Galleries (MI); work in museum collections worldwide. 

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Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, Peacock, blown and sculpted glass, steel,
20 x 30 x 13 inches
Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, Peacock, blown and sculpted glass, steel, 20 x 30 x 13 inches
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Glass B Summer Session 1

Glass Summer Session 1

May 29–June 3

Earl Jr.
Functional Fundamentals

This beginning flameworking workshop will teach students how to make a basic hand pipe out of borosilicate glass, including safety, basic studio setup, glass terminology, and the tools and techniques involved. We’ll cover pulling points, shaping the tubing, pressing the bowl, blowing out the carb, and ways to open the mouthpiece. As the session progresses, we’ll add some entry-level color applications such as silver fuming, stringers, raking, and basic dot patterns. Students will leave the workshop with the ability to make a pipe. Beginning level. Flameworking studio.

Studio artist; teaching SiNaCa Studios (TX), DFW Art Glass (TX), Zen Glass Gallery (FL); demonstrator at 2021 GAS conference; recent exhibition: Stoked CT (CT). 

@earljrglass

Earl Jr. and Ryan Fitt, Forging Infinity, borosilicate glass, electroformed nickel plating, 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches
Earl Jr. and Ryan Fitt, Forging Infinity, borosilicate glass, electroformed nickel plating, 6-1/2 x 4 x 3 inches
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Glass A Summer Session 1

Glass Summer Session 1
May 29–June 3
Andy Paiko
We’re On Our Own

This workshop will take a look at self-sufficiency in the glass studio. From solo hot-work tips and techniques at the furnace to coldwork and assembly strategies, students will be encouraged to create ambitious, large and/or intricate work they have always wanted to attempt. Topics will include hot assembly alone, adding avolios and blown feet alone, solo punty making, marver-casting simple shapes for hot pick-up, and more. We’ll consider what goes into the whole process from idea generation to cashing the check and every step in between. We’ll encourage each other to become lifelong students when there are no longer instructors. All levels. Hot glass studio.

Studio artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA); collections: Renwick Gallery (DC), Chazen Art Museum (WI); Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award; exhibitions: Stanza del Vetro (Venice, Italy), Museum of Fine Arts Boston; representation: Wexler Gallery (Philadelphia).

andypaikoglass.com | @andypaikoglass

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