In this course students will explore experimental hot shop mold blowing techniques. We will play with ideas of transformation, experimentation and the unknown all with a healthy dose of irreverence. Based primarily in the hot shop, students can expect to expand their ideas of how we can shape glass with made, found and modified molds. Erica and Susie will demonstrate traditional and new techniques, host brainstorming sessions, facilitate experiments and constructive critiques. All ideas and methods of making are viable. This course has been constructed ideally for students with an existing art practice (emerging, established or lapsed artists of all mediums welcome!). Some hot experience will be helpful, but not necessary.
Instructor: Suzanne Peck and Erica Rosenfeld
Weekly | 6 sessions: November 2 - December 14 (No class November 9)
Wednesdays, 6:00 - 6:00 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.