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From Paper to Glass: Firing thin folded forms

July 27th - July 31st
Nisha Bansil |

In this class we will cover all of the skills that you will need to create complex cast glass objects. Folding tessellated patterns out of paper can be a challenge, but working as a group we will each create 3 samples of various folds, starting with Miura Ori and working our way toward diamond folding and pleating. Miura Ori is a versatile fold created by Japanese Astrophysicist Koryo Miura which has been used to fold everything from maps to deployable solar panels. We will then discuss moldmaking and firing schedules in depth. The techniques we will be using are inspired by the Higuchi’s pate de verre process, and we will learn how firing affects the outcome of our finished pieces. No glass experience necessary, experienced folders are welcome!

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. Our top priority is keeping our community safe. At UrbanGlass, masks are still required for all ages 2 and older (we recommend a KN95 or KF94 mask). Temperature checks continue at the security desk when entering through the Rockwell entrance. We ask that if you were recently directly exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting test results that you do not come to class, and we will work with you to find another class placement or refund you the class fee. Current policies are subject to change based on additional information, including the city's new alert levels page.

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: July 27 — July 31
    Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Nisha Bansil

Nisha Bansil works in NYC and the Catskill Region of NY, where she fabricates commissioned glass works as well as her personal projects. She has been a resident artist at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, and Bullseye Projects.

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