We run courses and classes in creative glass for people at all levels of skills and ability. Classes have a limited number of participants to ensure a high quality of tuition and experience.
For professional, experienced practicing artists who want to work with some of the finest glass ‘Masters’ and notable artists who work in other media to explore new developments and possible new directions for their own work. Previous Masters have included Paul Marioni, Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, Angela Jarman, Michael Rogers, Cappy Thompson, Tessa Clegg, Steve Klein.
2013 Master Class Programme
28 Aug – 5 Sept: ‘Working the Surface – Texture, Detail, Stories and Patterns’ with Deborah Cocks
28 Aug – 5 Sept: ‘The Gravity of the objects’ with Anne-Lise Riond Sibony
10 – 18 Sept: ‘Influences’ with Eeva Käsper
(Previously ‘On the Edge of Knowing’ with Tiina Sarapu)
10 – 18 Sept: ‘Unknowns’ with Richard Slee
Contact Grace MacBeath for any further information:
Glass Skills Classes
For students and emerging artists who want to develop their skills in a particular area or technique. They are designed as intensive confidence-building and development experiences with a high level of input and support from established artists and experienced tutors.
Classes for 2013:
CONTEMPORARY GLASS PAINTING AND LAYERING
27 – 31 May
Jeff Zimmer will lead a five day class about creating three dimensional images on glass using both traditional and photographic approaches. The class will exploit the transparency of glass and layer techniques and images to collage and create a sense of space. Hand painted enamels, photo-sensitive sandblast resists and printed transfers will be used.The experience will be enhanced through discussions and presentations. There will be discussion about how creating a 3-D image affects its content and our experience of it.
The course will be of interest to individuals looking to expand their practice into a new dimension. Those with experience of image-making on glass will learn to see their work in a new way while those new to painting on glass will learn the both the basics of the craft and novel applications.
SCULPTURAL FLAMEWORKING TECHNIQUES
5 – 9 August
Carrie teaches in the United States and Britain and her work is in the collections of the Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Broadfield Glass House Museum, The Roslin Institute, and North Lands Creative Glass. She is currently resident in the glass department of the School for American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State.
AN INTRODUCTION TO LAMP WORKING
23 – 25 September
Ian Pearson will lead a three day introduction to the art of lamp working (using gas/oxygen torches to blow, manipulate and join glass tube and rod).
Ian has been practicing the skill known as lamp working since 1961, and is an acknowledged master of the craft bringing a mix of outstanding technical knowledge and creative flair. For many years a scientific glass blower creating highly complex laboratory equipment, Ian now uses his blend of ancient craft and modern technology to make art objects and gifts at his studio Glass Creations in Thurso.
This class is suitable for all skill levels and abilities.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01593 721 229
For people with an interest in creative glass techniques and little or no experience. They are designed as entry level workshops and focus on learning basic skills as a foundation for future activity.