Dancing on the Surface: Small Scale Glass & Metal, a collaboration with Brooklyn Metal Works

May 22nd - June 26th
Bianca Abreu, Erin S. Daily |

Part 1 of this collaboration with BKMW will start in the Coldshop at UrbanGlass, exploring different ways to manipulate pre-cut pieces of glass, or “blanks”, into carved and faceted segments. 

Students will learn to use the lathe, flat wheels, sanding belts, and dremels to achieve texture and a variety of finishes, as well as practical applications in preparing glass to be joined with metal.

The BKMW section of this course will teach metal fabrication techniques to create settings for the carved glass objects. The focus will be on jewelry applications, specifically pendants, though students may apply these techniques to create small scale sculptures. Processes will include sheet metal and wire manipulation, sawing, filing, surface embellishments, and finishing in the metal. Both cold connections and high temperature silver soldering will be taught. Students will learn how to rivet glass with metal, solder metal in close proximity of glass, create tab settings in sheet metal, and create modified prong settings for more complex and clean designs.

Instructor: Bianca Abreu & Erin S. Daily 
Weekly | 6 sessions: May 22 & 29 at UrbanGlass, June 5, 12, 19 & 26 at Brooklyn Metal Works
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.

Class Schedule
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: May 22 — June 26
    Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bianca Abreu

Bianca Abreu received her BFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute with a concentration in Metals and Installation.

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Erin S. Daily

Erin S. Daily is a metalsmith who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. . In addition to making, Erin co-owns and operates Brooklyn Metal Works.

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