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Pilchuck glass school
SESSION 3: NATURAL HISTORY
JULY 6 - 23, 2019

OUT OF THE BOX

Flameworking, Functional & Non-Functional, Sculpting

Flameworking is a wonderful technique to create components that can be combined into various configurations forming both functional and non-functional sculpture. Starting with a drawing, one can chart a course and build both small and large pieces. Together we will strategize different ways of working with the glass to create your project. This course will establish basic skills of how to make well-built solid work. Through daily class demonstrations, individual instruction, and practice, the student will gain the skill to shape both thin and thick glass rods and blow tubing.

ALL LEVELS

Dividing Line, Photo Credits: Peter Kuhnlein, ACME Creative.



Pittsburgh Glass Center 
Jul 29 - Aug 2, 2019

Lampworking for Chandelier Construction

Co-taught by Janis Miltenberger and Susan Taylor Glasgow

Lampworking is a wonderful technique to create components that can be combined to form both functional and non-functional sculpture. This will be a directed class with the purpose of creating a chandelier. We will begin with a blank chandelier, wiring intact, and during the course of the class you will build the glass components to embellish the chandelier frame.

In class you will establish basic skills of how to make well-built solid work. Through daily class demonstrations, individual instruction and practice, you will gain skill.
 We will be using clear and colored Borosilicate glass, a torch and hand tools. We will bend, reconfigure and shape both thin and thick glass rods and blow hollow tubing. Components, may be sandblasted, painted and coldworked depending on your needs. Students should have experience with small tube blown vessels.
Please look at the PGC website for more details.

Couplet, lampworked and kiln-formed glass, 2016, collaboration Janis Miltenberger and Susan Taylor Glasgow.
Photo Credits: Nathan J. Shaulis, Porter Loves Creative.

Bellevue Arts Museum
Glasstastic

November 09, 2018 - April 14, 2019

Constant Companion, 2018, A full size glass and metal swing set. Created with kilncast glass, lampworked borosilicate glass and metal parts.
Extra thanks to Carol Milne for the casting of the wax positives.