Nathan Sandberg – Kilncasting with Frit

One of the most versatile forms of glass that we have to work with as a kiln artist is frit.  The variety of sizes and colours that are available make crushed sheet glass the ideal material for mixing and combining glasses to extend your palette and create new textures.  Students in this workshop will learn many options for mixing colours and grain sizes of Bullseye frit.  In the classroom, one exercise will utilize the lost wax method of kilncasting to produce a three dimensional glass bowl of a custom colour blend.  Another exercise will use an open faced, assembled vermiculite board mould to create a thick glass panel that exploits the flow or movement of the glass at high temperatures.  Nathan will also introduce his signature approach to low temperature frit casting.  There are no per-requisites but experience in mouldmaking or ceramics is helpful.  All materials included in workshop fee.

Nathan Sandberg was born in Jamestown, New York, USA and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass and Ceramics from the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  He has shown work in galleries across the US including, Portland State University’s Autzen Gallery and gallery One One in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He has been represented by Bullseye Gallery at art fairs including, SOFA: Chicago and Art Santa Fe.  His work is included in private collections.  He worked as an instructor in the Research and Education department at Bullseye Glass Co. for seven years.  Since 2012, he has been an independent studio artist, continuing to make, work and teach workshops at private studios in North America and Europe.  Please visit www.nathansandberg.com to view more of his work.


You can see more of Nathan’s work on his website at www.nathansandberg.com