Glass Summer Session 4
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).