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Glass B Summer Session 4

Glass Summer Session 4
July 5-17, 2020
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 allows 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 and through various slumping methods. Understanding the aesthetic qualities and sculptural potential of this technique will be the backbone for developing new ideas. All levels. Code 04GB

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).

Delicate glass book with pages ruffled open
Anne Petters, "Books of Disquiet," glass, 11-3/4 x 7 x 6 inches each