Hot Out of the Oven: The Kiln as Launchpad

January 7th - January 18th
Matthew Szosz |

This class will focus on using the fusing kiln as platform for free-form shaping of warm glass. Students in this class will build flexible, inflatable, and expandable fusings that can be brought out of the kiln to be worked in three dimensions. Various methods and techniques for assembling fusible structures in flat glass will be explored, bringing those structures to a working point from which they can be manipulated either inside or outside the kiln. Students will also be encouraged to develop their own methods for the manipulation of warm glass, and for construction and assembly of created parts in the hotshop. This will expand skill sets and possibilities in radical new ways while opening whole new areas for artist and student exploration. Experimentation and innovation, as well as performative possibilities of the techniques will be discussed and encouraged.

Matt Szosz
2 Week Intensive | 10 sessions: January 7-18*
Weekdays, 6pm - 10pm

*Skips January 12 & 13

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
  • Two Week Intensive | 10 Sessions: January 7 — January 18
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Matthew Szosz

Matthew Szösz is a practicing artist and educator known primarily for his innovative use of glass to explore the relationship between experimentation, process and aesthetic product. He received his BFA, BID, and MFA(Glass) from Rhode Island School of Design.

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