Form: “…by which shape is determined, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed, giving it individuality and a distinctive character”.
The aim of this 7-day Master Class is to achieve a “sublime form”. The process is to discard the superfluous and to identify and develop a personal concept. The result will be a form that is the simple expression of a complex thought and students will be encouraged to adopt a sculptural approach to their work – a search for form and push their glass in a new direction rather than master a technique. In order to develop your aesthetic and conceptual perspective, while negotiating the technical challenges of deep-slumping into 3-step ceramic moulds, the beginning will be with pencil and paper, drawing from the immediate environmental stimuli surrounding The Glass Studio during a field-trip.
Students will challenge themselves further by designing a piece made up of only a single colour of Reactive Bullseye Glass sheet, either transparent or opalescent, with mark-making realised through the application of accessory glasses such as frits, powders, confetti and stringers.
The images above show samples of the techniques that will be discussed.
Saturday 30th August 2014 – Friday 5th September 2014
Monday 8th September 2014 – Sunday 14th September 2014
Please call the studio on 9375 9810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to secure your place on this amazing workshop.