Glass Summer Session 4
But Is It Efficient?
In this workshop we’ll take a deep dive into some of the most common mistakes glassblowers make. We’ll build from the foundations up, starting with how to set up for your blow slot. Taking a critical approach to the reasons behind the moves we use in the hot shop, we’ll seek to dispel the notion that the material is magic and focus instead on the physics behind why things happen. By the end of the session, we’ll identify patterns of behavior that don’t serve you as a maker and establish a rigorous process for evaluating the moves you want to add to your routines. And we may even have some fun while doing it! Advanced beginner level: at least one prior glass workshop required. Hot glass studio.
Studio artist, MFA candidate at Tyler School of Art and Architecture (Philadelphia); production glassblower at The Glass Eye (Seattle); teaching: Public Glass (CA), Redmond School of Glass (WA), The Studio at Corning (NY), Pittsburgh Glass Center; Windgate Fellowship; contestant on season 2 of the Netflix show, “Blown Away.”