Experimental Hot Casting and Neon Assemblage

October 22nd - October 26th
Chris Wolston |

This experimental workshop will focus on designing hot cast, glass objects to be paired with and lit by neon. Class time will alternate between the hot shop and neon studio, allowing one to inform the other. Students will learn the basics of sand casting and ladle pouring hot glass, creating colorful and inventive shapes in the studio. From casting pancakes of glass directly on the marver, to setting up inclusions and impressions in sand, students will dig in to playful and immediate techniques. Students will then move into the neon studio, learning the basics of bending their own tubes to create neon signs or sculptures to pair with the hot cast objects.

Chris Wolston
Intensive | 5 sessions 
October 22 - 26, 6:00 - 10:00pm

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
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: October 22 — October 26
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Chris Wolston

CHRIS WOLSTON is a New York and Medellín-based artist whose work explores both the material vernacular of the modern day, and the fetishization of process. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and later traveled to Colombia on a Fulbright grant.

Inspired by manual techniques and the regional contrasts between his Brooklyn and Medellín studios, Wolston creates work that demonstrates playful adaptations of materials, often mixing high- and low-tech processes. Wolston’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of American Glass, and the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.

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