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Glass B Summer Session 4

GLASS SUMMER SESSION 4
JULY 2–14, 2023
Joanna Manousis
Illuminating Space: Core Casting in Glass

This workshop will explore multiple strategies for creating residual details within solid, kiln-cast glass. Daily lectures and demonstrations will cover basic-through-advanced kiln-casting techniques. Students will create original structures from found objects and hand-sculpted clay, acquiring skills needed to assemble finished models for refractory-core and lost-wax casting investment. We’ll cover polyurethane mother molds, hand-built refractory molds, hot-wax construction, wax finishing, sprueing, and firing along with de-investment tips for core molds. We’ll explore various coldworking methods to polish and reveal negative space within castings that capture light and attract the eye. Mold making and clay- or wax-working skills will be helpful, but the workshop is open to all levels. Casting studio. 

NOTE: This workshop is expected to have a studio fee of approximately $400 per student. 

Studio artist, PhD researcher; teaching: Alfred University (NY), Ohio State University, College for Creative Studies (Detroit); awards: Margaret M. Mead Award, Hans Godo Frabel Award; residencies: Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), The Corning Museum (NY), Cité Internationale des Arts (France); collections: Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (Denmark), Glasmuseum Lette (Germany), Huntsville Museum (AL), Cafesjian Center for the Arts (Armenia); representation: Heller Gallery (NYC), Momentum Gallery (NC).

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Joanna Manousis, Golden Thread (Diamond Point), crystal, 24K gold mirror, 9-3/4 x 16-1/4 x 3 inches
Joanna Manousis, Golden Thread (Diamond Point), crystal, 24K gold mirror, 9-3/4 x 16-1/4 x 3 inches