SESSION 6: CORPOREAL
August 20 - 31, 2018
IMAGERY AND FORM
Glassblowing, Enamel Painting, Imagery
This course will combine the use of vitreous enamels and surface design with the blown form. Students will begin by working with form and discussing its relationship to the imagery students envision. Students will mix and work with enamels to begin painting forms created in the Hot Shop. Each day students will be back in the Hot Shop working with new forms and firing their enamel work. The session will be enhanced by the presence of several visiting artists whose work relates to the narrative approach explored throughout this course.
B / ALL LEVELS
David Walters received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has taken part in residencies and programs across the country. Walters began working as a gaffer for Dale Chihuly in 1993, and as an assistant to Lino Tagliapietra in 1995. He has worked around the world with both Chihuly and Tagliapietra, and continues to support their work. Walters is currently represented by William Traver Gallery, Dena Rigby Fine Art and Schantz Galleries, and has shown his work extensively, including at Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.
THE CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Glassblowing, Color, Design, Assembly
With an emphasis on collaborative experiments, explorations and adventures, students will be encouraged to break down pre-existing barriers to come up with individualistic ways of working. Seeking inspiration from deep within, as well as from the surrounding environment, the class will investigate texture, color, form and content with the intent of creating original objects to form a personal narrative. All participants will learn from each other and work towards a shared goal of creating a contemporary cabinet of curiosities filled with the wondrous objects created together.
B / INTERMEDIATE
Laura Donefer is an award-winning artist who pushes the boundaries with work that explores ideas concerning memory, assault, bereavement, joy and madness. Every few years Donefer organizes one of her exuberant Glass Fashion Shows. Jeff Mack is an artist, craftsman and educator who has been working with glass for over twenty years. His work is rooted in personal expression through craft and has touched on many aspects of the material ranging from intimate vessels and sculpture to public artworks.
FROM THE FURNACE TO THE FLAME
Glassblowing, Hot-Glass Sculpting, Flameworking, Assembly
Capturing the smallest details in glass can open the door to a whole new world. Students will learn various hot-sculpting techniques both in the hot-shop and flameworking studios. This course will cover inside sculpting to solid sculpting, texture techniques, garage work, color application and ways to combine both flameworking and hot-shop techniques seamlessly in the studio. Come ready to be jolted with energy and new found passion that will bring life to both you and your work.
A / ALL LEVELS
Erin and Grant Garmezy met while studying glass at Virginia Commonwealth University. Grant concentrates on creating realistic animal sculptures, combining various hot-sculpting techniques while Erin works primarily on the torch, creating realistic and delicate plant life. Grant and Erin live and work in Richmond, Virginia. Their collaborations have received national recognition and have led to international travel to teach their collaborative process. Both artists are impassioned by sharing their knowledge with students.
ASSEMBLING THE PARTS
Flameworking, Lathe, Sound, History
Using both lathe and bench techniques we will merge scientific glassblowing with artistic glass. This class will cover ring, straight, blind and dewar seals, plus many other scientific glass techniques. We will be working with, exploring and understanding different types of glass and how they are used, as well as how they sound and react to light. History of scientific glassblowing and lampworking will be covered. Experimentation with a combination of techniques will be encouraged.
A / ALL LEVELS
Sally Prasch is perhaps the perfect blend of advanced technical skill and intuitive creativity. Her background is in both scientific glassblowing and fine art. She began her career at the age of thirteen apprenticing for Lloyd Moore and continued her education receiving a BFA in ceramics and glass, a degree in applied science and a certificate in scientific glass technology.
Prasch teaches and shows her work throughout the world.
NEW FOOTPRINTS IN GLASS
Kilncasting, Hot Casting, 3-D Modeling, Scanning & Printing, CNC
Unifying physical/digital (digical) approaches to making, this class ambitiously fast tracks to the embodiment of an innovative range of forms and skin-like surfaces, exploring and expanding the ‘digical footprint’ in glass. Hot and cold scanning and CAD will be used to capture and develop 3-D imagery. 3-D printing, CNC and moldmaking will physicalize this digital information into makeable forms. Hot, cold, kiln and construction processes will translate physical form into tactile glass.
B / ALL LEVELS
Yoav Reches’ work investigates the links between human needs, technology and material culture. His work fuses traditional and digital fabrication and spans across product design, furniture, ceramics, glass, sculpture and performance. Angela Thwaites is an artist, researcher, author and educator based in London, and has more than thirty years’ experience in glass. Thwaites gained her BA (Hons) in the UK and received scholarships to study in Prague where she was a student of Stanislav Libensky at the Academy of Applied Arts.