Exploring Identity in the Kiln

January 10th - January 14th
Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez, Layo Bright |

In this class, students will translate their ideas of personal or collective narrative to glass through various kiln forming techniques; including fusing, slumping, and casting. Students will be given creative prompts for each session to inspire their projects, and will be encouraged to bring in materials that can be incorporated with glass. By the end of the session, students will walk away with a series of small works and a greater understanding of how to program a kiln so they can continue their experimentations. 

What to expect: In addition to making physical objects, limited to 12” in any direction, students will take home experience and skills working with flat glass in the kilns. Students should expect to share materials and space in the kilns. Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Additional work time for intensive students: Students will also have access to additional hours in the glassblowing studio, without instruction, on Wednesday - Saturday from 5-8pm. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. 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
  • 5 Sessions: January 10 — January 14
    Tuesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Staff, Instructor

Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez

Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez has been a professional glassworker for over 13years, a path that has led her to artist residencies at Pilchuck Glass School, The Creative Glass Center of America, MASS MoCA, STARworks Glass Lab, and the UTAG Glass and Neon Studios. Her work has been shown internationally at several venues, most notably in Young Glass, a once-per-decade exhibition featuring rising international glass artists under 35. Domestically she recently exhibited at Delaware Contemporary in Wilmington, Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh and UrbanGlass in Brooklyn. Her sculptures are included in New Glass Review #33 and #38, publications of The Corning Museum of Glass. Ahmadizadeh Melendez is currently faculty at Tyler School of Art and Architecture, from which she received her BFA in Glass. She holds an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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Layo Bright

Layo Bright (b. Lagos, Nigeria) is a sculptor who explores migration, legacy and identity through hybrid portraits, textiles, and mixed media works. Bright’s recent exhibitions include Undercurrents, Sean Kelly Gallery…

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