Glass Fall Concentration
October 3 – November 12 (six weeks)
Jeremy Bert and Jen Elek
Illumination Projects in Glass
This workshop, designed for artists interested in the potential of illumination in their work, will focus on light and its relationship with glass. The workshop will center around the foundations of glassblowing and creating sculpture that explores glass’s ability to magnify, diffuse, and reflect light. Students will work with candlelight, LED, incandescent, and neon as sources of illumination. We’ll spend significant time in the hot-shop producing 3-D glass sketches with the specific goal of manipulating light. Jeremy will join the workshop for four weeks of work in the neon studio, beginning with the basics of standard neon tube production. Topics will include foundational forms in the hot shop, color techniques, cold working, basic electrical wiring, neon tube manipulation, and portable light projects. All levels.
NOTE: Because of the close contact involved in hot shop work, participation in this workshop will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Jeremy: mixed media artist, licensed sign electrician, neon tube bender; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), UrbanGlass (NYC), Penland; exhibitions: Museum of Glass (WA); representation: Traver Gallery (Seattle).
Jen: studio artist; member of Lino Tagliapietra hot shop team for 15 years; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), UrbanGlass (NYC), Jam Factory (Australia), Penland; collections: Museum of Glass (WA), Toyama Glass School Museum (Japan); representation: Traver Gallery (WA); Pilchuck trustee.
NOTE: Participation in fall workshops will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.
Most campus activities will return to normal operating procedures.