Casting the Void

April 30th - June 18th
Jessi Moore, Yiyi Wei |

Get a look inside the world of negative space casting in this introspective class! Capitalizing on the transparent quality of glass, we’ll create unique sculptural objects that you can look inside of to see a negative shape. We will create cast hollow core blocks with interior voids that when viewed through the outside of the sculpture appear as a ghostly remnant of an object. This class will cover the hollow core casting process, writing kiln programs and coldworking and polishing glass.

This class will not meet on May 28th

What to Expect: This class will explore castings using interior cavities in the glass to create imagery. Students can expect to leave with one or two small, clear, cast blocks with interior negative space sculptures, under 4.5” in any direction. 
Students will also receive a thorough introduction to the cold shop while they learn to polish a side of their casting for better internal viewing. The cold shop equipment can be loud, and all equipment is water fed. For coldworking weeks, students should wear waterproof shoes. An apron, safety glasses, and ear protection are provided. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page.

Eligibility: While some glass casting experience would be ideal, total beginners with a good attitude and focus will also be welcome - just know you are beginning with a more complex process. Open to ages 14 and up. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

Class Schedule
  • 7 Sessions: April 30 — June 18
    Sunday, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jessi Moore

Moore is an artist and educator currently based in Brooklyn, New York.  Making and teaching has led her all over the country, including: Seattle, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania

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Jessi Moore

Yiyi Wei

Yiyi Wei is an interdisciplinary artist born and raised in China. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design Glass Department,  where she began to consider her artworks as processes that perceive the entangled connections between human and non-human existences. 

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