Glass Summer Session 1
May 23 – June 3, 2021
Daniel Clayman and Fred Kahl
MMM: Metaphysical Material Manipulation
We live in a physical world, communicate in digital space, and exist in a metaphysical dimension. This project-based workshop for sculptors of all skill levels will explore ways of synthesizing these experiences, in and out of the glass studio, to create sculpture with intention, purpose, and meaning. The instructors will guide students in combining digital design and manufacturing with centuries-old mold making and glass techniques. Bring a laptop, a sketchbook, pencils, ratty clothes, and a meditation cushion, and we’ll straddle the analogue/digital divide in pursuit of great art! Working throughout the entire Penland glass studio, we’ll cover 3-D modeling, CNC carving, 3-D printing, mold making for kiln casting, hot casting with graphite molds, and mold blowing. Twenty-first century glassmaking is all about the right tool for the right job. Let’s leverage the best of digital and analogue, and put it together in a divine digilogue. All levels. This workshop will use the whole glass studio.
Daniel: artist/educator; Effron Family Endowed Chair in Glass Studies at University of the Arts (Philadelphia); has been a visiting critic at Rhode Island School of Design and artist-in-residence at Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia) and Massachusetts College of Art and Design; collections: Corning Museum (NY), de Young Museum (San Francisco), High Museum (Atlanta), Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Renwick Gallery (DC). Fred: artist, designer, magician, sword swallower, yogi, inventor; residencies: TED (NYC), Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), The Studio at Corning (NY), StarWorks (NC), Wheaton Arts Center (NJ); has been staff, student, teaching assistant, and instructor at Pilchuck (WA).