Dive into the world of glass sculpting and discover a different mode of working the material, where turning is abandoned for “flipping,” and you are freed from the constraint of a singular axis. Students will learn a variety of sculpting techniques to bring visions to life. Exercises in sketching will help us to “see” and “know” forms while working with the molten material. Expect to build a vocabulary of sculpting techniques including solid and blown (inside) sculpting, garage assembly, hot-torch use, and teamwork that you can apply to your glassmaking practice.
What to Expect: We strive to meet students where they are at their skill level. Ideally students will have experience in hot glass, at least gathering skills, but we can work with all levels. They will be shown some basic sculpting exercises and then will be encouraged to apply the newly learned techniques to individual projects. An important component to the class will be learning to be an attentive assistant; pairing up to work together is a must.
Class time will be split between demonstrations and practice in teams. The hot shop is a loud studio, and can get quite warm. Glassblowing takes repetition and practice - expect failures along with successes. 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 hot shop, without instruction, on Thursday- Sunday from 5-8pm. Students must be able to work safely in the studio, and be able to set up their area without needing instruction. Students participating in student hours will need to be approved by the instructor and TA’s.
Eligibility: This course is best suited for individuals with at least 2 years of glassblowing experience.. Open to ages 14 and up.
Pick-up: The glass needs to cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work.
This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration.
June 26 — June 30
Wednesday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217