Glass Workshops at Penland
Penland offers 1-, 2-, and 8-week workshops taught by visiting instructors in our well-equipped studios. Class topics include glass blowing, flameworking, glass sculpture, cold working, casting, fusing, and more. Workshops are open to serious students of all levels unless specified in course description; beginners welcome.
Glass Spring Concentration
March 6- April 29, 2022
Intentions and Inventions
Go deep into thoughtful design during eight weeks of intensive glass work. With a focus on the hot shop, this workshop will encourage a curious, problem-solving mindset as students develop an innovative vocabulary of techniques and create considered, refined objects. Using analog and digital design, we’ll make molds and tools from wood, plaster, graphite, metal, rubber, and wax. We’ll cover graphite/plaster turning molds, wooden blow molds, hot blow molds, and cold blow molds. Students will be encouraged to incorporate cold working, kiln forming, and flameworking into their processes. Both beginners and experienced glass artists will discover challenges and possibilities that will stretch their work in new directions. All levels.
Studio artist: teaching: Corning Museum (NY), UrbanGlass (NYC), Alfred University (NY), Snow Farm (MA), Pilchuck (WA), Toledo Museum of Art (OH), Tyler School of Art (PA), Penland; residencies: UrbanGlass, Corning Museum, Toledo Museum of Art, Museum of Glass (WA).
Glass – May Special Session
May 1-6, 2022
Blown to Fruition
This workshop will focus on figurative, hollow sculpting in flameworked glass. The goal is to develop characters from sketches into physical objects. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience, you’ll leave with a piece that speaks to you. Bring a sketchbook and ideas for your characters! All levels. Flameworking studio.
Studio artist; flameworker for Neptune Glassworks (Los Angeles); upcoming workshop teaching: Pilchuck (WA), SnowFarm (MA), The Glass Furnace (Turkey); work marketed through Instagram; flameworking performances for various clients including Carhartt, Von Miller, and Flow Kana.