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Glass Fall Concentration

Glass Fall Concentration
September 22 – November 15, 2019
Greg Fidler, Kit Paulson, Kenny Pieper & Pablo Soto
Penland Glass: A Bird’s-Eye View

This exploration of hot glass, taught by four nationally-known artists who live near the school, will be as varied and inspiring as the Penland glass community itself. Pablo Soto will begin with a focus on foundations­—setups, proportions, centering, and heat—along with discussions of aesthetics, inspiration, and the formal qualities of hot glass. Kenny Pieper will reinforce these fundamentals while introducing cane work and stemware. Greg Fidler will challenge students to push forms out of round as they explore imbalance and tension. Finally, Kit Paulson will help students use their accumulated knowledge to move from “how” to “why,” to pursue individual projects, and to dig into conceptual concerns through reading, writing, thinking, and drawing exercises. Each instructor will lead for two weeks and make regular visits throughout the workshop. Visiting demonstrators, field trips, and studio visits will give students even more access to the deep pool of talent that is the Penland glass community. All levels. Code F00GA

Greg: studio artist, chief administrative officer at Spruce Pine Batch (NC); work represented by Sandra Ainseley Gallery (Toronto); former Penland resident artist. Kit: Penland resident artist; teaching: Pilchuck (WA), Blid-Werk Frauenau (Germany), National College of Art and Design (Dublin); collections: Tacoma Museum of Glass (WA), KODE (Norway). Kenny: studio artist; teaching: Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center, Cleveland Institute of Art, Penland; collections: Corning Museum (NY), Museum of Fine Arts Boston, New Orleans Museum. Pablo: studio artist, glass fabricator; teaching: Haystack (ME), Ox-Bow (MI), Corning (NY) Canberra Glass Works (Australia), Pilchuck (WA); exhibitions: Blue Spiral 1 (NC), David McCune Gallery (NC), Momentum Gallery (NC).

sinuous glass sculpture by Greg Fidler
Greg Fidler, "Bowing Series Dark Chocolate Sand," glass, 29 inches tall
25 cobalt blue stemmed glasses by Kenny Pieper
Kenny Pieper, "Blue Satin Goblet Study," glass, wood, 37 x 44 x 6 inches
flameworked glass moth mask by Kit Paulson
Kit Paulson, "Moth/Mouth," borosilicate glass, 20 x 20 x 12 inches
colored glass forms blown by Pablo Soto
Pablo Soto, "Fitted Forms," glass, largest 16 x 7 x 7 inches