The cold shop is often considered a place to remove punties and straighten vases, but it can be a place where a basic object can be cut apart and reassembled to make entirely new creations. It is a place where we can create sharp crisp facets and various textures that can change both the look and feel of a piece of glass. During this class we will be looking at alternate ways to make work out of multiple pieces of glass by using just cold techniques. The class will focus on teaching basic cold working techniques and then show the students how to apply them in conventional and unconventional ways in order to achieve results that can only be found in the cold shop. We will also be covering various forms of adhesives and hopefully resolve and questions as to what should and should not be used when assembling our glass.
Instructor: Shane Caryl
Weekend | 2 sessions: November 19 & 20
Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 - 5:00 pm
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UrbanGlass is dedicated to furthering the use of glass as a creative medium, through studios, classes, publications, exhibitions, and events. We offer a comprehensive education program for students at every age and skill level - from children to working artists - in a variety of techniques, including kiln casting, lampworking, mosaics, and stained glass. Over 500 students a year come to study and work with faculty that includes world-renowned artists and designers. UrbanGlass serves as the primary studio of over 200 professional artists and designers.
Founded in 1977 by artists Richard Yelle and Erik Erikson as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, UrbanGlass was the first artist-access glass center in the United States and is now the largest. Previously, those interested in working in glass could only do so at art schools, in factories or by building their own studios, but when UrbanGlass opened its doors, glass as an art medium became widely available.