British born artist and designer Joanna Manousis, lives and works in the United States, creating literary works in glass and mixed media that speak of human emotion, memory and the passage of time. Joanna has won numerous scholarships and awards for her individual approach in glass sculpture and installation through residencies at The Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Corning Glass Museum, NY and The Cité Internationale des Arts, France.

“My work captures and animates liminal moments, revealing a world in which objects, beings and places are interconnected and in flux.  I re-appropriate objects that exist in the world as a device to lure and engage a universal audience….I make intuitively, however, the technical ramifications of my chosen mediums propel me to a systematic way of working.  This results in a seamless rendering of surface that appears free from human touch.”

Explore the use of ‘hanging-core’ and ‘surface-core’ refractory moulds as a means to create residual details within solid kiln cast glass.  Basic through to advanced kiln casting strategies will be covered.  Students will create original structures from found objects and hand sculpted clay, acquiring the skills necessary to assemble finished models for refractory-core and lost wax casting investment.  This workshop will introduce you to polyurethane mother moulds, hand built refractory moulds, hot wax construction, wax finishing, sprueing and firing techniques, along with de-investment tips for core moulds.  Various cold working methods will also be explored during this 6 day workshop, to polish and reveal the internal cavities within finished glass castings.

Some glass work experience is preferred but not required.

You can see more of Joanna’s work on her website


Intensive 6 day Workshop

Monday 8th – Saturday 13th May 2017

$1895 All materials included in this workshop.

Secure your place with a $500 deposit, balance due by 15th March 2017.  

Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.  

Phone the Art Glass Studio on 9375 9810 or email


Class Materials

Please bring the following to class:

glass cutter and hand tools, personal protective equipment including safety glasses, dust mask and ear protection

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