Introduction to Coldworking

April 1st, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jessi Li |

This one day workshop is an introduction to coldworking. Students will be familiarized with the major tools in UrbanGlass’ cold shop, including the tile saws, grit and diamond wheels, belt sanders, lathes, polishing wheels, sand blaster, and flex shaft. Techniques without equipment will also be addressed including use of diamond pads and hand lapping. The goal of this introductory session is to learn how to safely and effectively use cold shop equipment and illustrate some of the possibilities of coldworking for finishing, altering, and resurfacing forms. 

What to Expect: Students can expect to watch a number of demonstrations and have time to practice coldworking on three objects using different techniques. Tools and materials will be provided. The cold shop equipment can be loud, and all equipment is water fed. Students should wear waterproof shoes, an apron, safety glasses, and ear protection are provided. 

Eligibility: No experience required. All skill levels are welcome. Open to ages 14 and up.

Class Schedule
  • 1 Session: April 1st
    Saturday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Jessi Li

Jessi Li (b.1987) grew up in Jersey City, NJ. They hold an MFA from Hunter College (2019) and a BA from Bard College at Simon’s Rock (2009). Li makes sculpture about the instability existence in glass, clay, and repurposed objects. 

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