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Get Sticky: Glass Production

January 10th - January 14th
Grace Whiteside, Isaac Tecosky |

In this 5-day glassblowing intensive, students will design and produce their own line of unique glass products. We will work through initial sketches, efficient production strategies, and marketing/pricing concepts as we get Sticky with all aspects of product development. Students will get hands-on experience with prototyping sessions guided by Grace Whiteside and Isaac Tecosky, and work together to streamline their production process. This is primarily a hot shop based class with a little access to coldworking. Bring your wild ideas to the hot shop as we work together to bring concepts to fruition.

What to Expect: Students will work in teams in the studio. Class will be split between demonstrations, conversations, and student work time. 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 1-4pm.

Eligibility: Previous glassblowing experience required. You should have 1-2 years of experience, and feel comfortable gathering and moving through the steps of making a basic cup. Don’t feel ready yet? Check out our more introductory classes to build your skills. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: You can expect to bring some work to fruition during class that can be taken home at the end of the week. If anything is made on the last day of class, 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. 

Bio: Sticky Glass is an NY-based design company developed by Grace Whiteside that specializes in multi-functional performative glassware. Sticky’s forms pull from the natural behavior of glass in it’s fluid state, reflecting the queerness of the material. Each object aims to cultivate an elevated experience, taking the mundane out of eating and drinking. Their absurd compositions pull inspiration from worm emojis to Dr. Suess illustrations. Sticky is not just a design company but a family of femme, trans and POC, folks just tryin to queer some glass and do good along the way by maintaining ethical business practices and donations. 

Grace Whiteside and Isaac Tecosky have been working as a united glass blowing team for 3 years and are currently the main hands behind all of Sticky Glass’s production. 

Class Schedule
  • 5 Sessions: January 10 — January 14
    Tuesday, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Grace Whiteside

Grace Whiteside is a NYC based artist, glassmaker and founder of an interdisciplinary collaborative design line called Sticky Glass. They received two BFA’s from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017 in Sculpture and Craft and since then has exhibited work at venues such, as Black Iris gallery (Richmond, VA), Recess (Brooklyn, NY), Westbeth Gallery (NYC), Present Company (Brooklyn, NY), Established Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and UrbanGlass’s Agnes Varis Art Center (Brooklyn, NY). 

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Instructor

Isaac Tecosky

Isaac Tecosky is a glass fabricator who lives and works in New York. With 15 years experience working with glass as an assistant, gaffer, production manager and shop technician, he…

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