SESSION 4: METHOD
July 8 - 25, 2018
DEPTH IN THE SURFACE
Glassblowing, Coldworking, Engraving, Cane, Murrini, Color Application, Printmaking
Students with an affinity for color, pattern and texture will utilize traditional Venetian decorative techniques in contemporary ways. Glassblowing demonstrations will address pulling and using cane and murrini, Swedish overlay and encalmo. In the Cold Shop, students will use the lathe for cameo, graal engraving and batutto. While exploring various color applications and techniques, students will be encouraged to reinvent the relationships between form, patterning and finish; adding complexity and depth to their objects.
A / ALL LEVELS
Drawing inspiration from the organic nature of spontaneity, Jimmy Anderegg’s work merges the splendor of Venetian glass techniques with
a design sensibility for the wild and exotic. His sculpture integrates a laborious layering of colored elements that undergo an equally laborious carving process; finished compositions reveal lively interior and exterior relationships. Anderegg was first introduced to glass in 2001, and has lived and conducted his work in the Seattle metropolitan area ever since.
WITHIN THE BUBBLE
Glassblowing, Hot Sculpting
Come and be immersed in studies of function, design and technical problem solving! In this course, students will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble. Throughout the session, there will be an emphasis on the freedom to explore both process and the potential of the material. Students will learn to mix and match glassblowing and hot-sculpting techniques to realize their vision, as well as learning bit work and how to use various torches and the garage.
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Martin Janecký began working with glass at the age of thirteen at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic. In 2003, Janecký made his first trip to the United States. While working for other artists he was able to add to his already well-developed skill set and knowledge of the material. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programs in the United States and internationally. Janecký is considered to be one of the best glass sculptors working today, and is represented in galleries and museums worldwide.
Moldmaking, Glassblowing, Hot Casting, 3-D Modeling, Scanning, CNC, 3-D Printing
Bridging the gap between new digital technologies and traditional glassmaking, this class will move between a diverse set of tools and resources, engaging in both blowing and casting techniques. Conceptually, students will investigate multiple approaches in looking at and exploring the surface of glass as a skin. Students will design and make tools such as molds and glass prunts through digital and analog methods. No prior digital experience is required. This class will allow students the time and space to explore and develop new practices and ideas through a collaborative environment.
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Daniel Cutrone is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. He recently left academia where he taught glass for nearly twenty years for the private sector. His recent work employs digital techniques as a means of exploring new content. He has received a number of prestigious awards and grants and his work is in private and public collections. He was a Fellowship recipient from Creative Glass Center of America at Wheaton Arts as well as an Artist Grant Recipient from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Neon, Glassblowing, Light, Design, Installation
Designed for the artist interested in the potential of glass and illumination, this course will focus on light and its relationship with glass. Investigate the potential of glass to diffuse, magnify and alter the color of light. Light sources such as candlelight, LED, incandescent and neon will be considered for their individual, unique qualities of light. The class will involve significant time in the neon studio where we will start with the basics of standard neon tube production. Students will work in the Hot Shop to produce 3-D glass sketches with the specific goal of manipulating light.
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Jeremy Bert is a mixed-media conceptual artist, licensed sign electrician and neon-tube bender. Bert owns and operates Jeremy Bert Neon in Seattle. Jen Elek is a studio artist/educator working in Seattle glass shops for over twenty years. Elek combines traditional glassblowing techniques and innovative processes to create her sculptural work. Elek travels internationally teaching, and exhibits her work locally and abroad. Bert and Elek met while attending Alfred University, and they maintain a multi-material studio.
M3 | METHODS, MATERIALITY & MAKING
Kiln Forming, Printmaking, Imagery, Mixed Media, Coldworking, Experimentation
Students will explore methods of creative practice and develop individualized approaches to processes through focused experimentation in this course. Students will fine-tune ways to making through careful observation and individualized methodology. Techniques include digital and analog 2-D image creation, screen printing and lithographic transfer processes using glass powders and vitreous enamels. Field research, daily assignments, readings and discussions will support each student’s creative goals.
B / ALL LEVELS
Interdisciplinary artists Carrie Iverson and Jeremy Scidmore currently focus on creating site responsive installations. Previous projects have incorporated glass, print, neon, sound and found objects. Iverson received her BA from Yale University and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Scidmore received his BA from Art Institute of Chicago, and returned there to study arts administration and policy. They maintain a studio in Lyle, Washington, and teach and exhibit internationally.