This class investigates development and adaptation of new and old glassblowing and cold working techniques, delving into how they inform the glassmaking process. By setting parameters such as production-style working tempo, post gathering, and fire polishing, we gain confidence in our relationship with this molten material. Efficiency in experimentation will be our goal, while keeping an open mind to try new approaches to the process. Pace and fluidity will be shaped by the benefit of working in a team. We will spend time in the hotshop creating blown objects, move to the cold shop for surface treatment, then back to the hotshop to fire polish and finish the final form.
This class is being offered as part of our 40 for 40 series, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of UrbanGlass.
Instructor: Leo Tecosky and Simon Klenell
Intensive | 5 sessions: March 13-18
Monday through Friday, 6:00 - 10:00pm