Narrative Imagery - Explorations in Graal Techniques

May 10th - June 14th
Joshua Raiffe, Ella Varvio |

This course is about combining blown glass and imagery. The participants will use the Graal technique to create their own visual expressions. Contemporary glass artists are using illustration techniques on blown glass in expressive ways as a means for storytelling. With a blown glass vessel, one can play with transparency, different viewpoints, and with inner and outer space – ideally this will create an interplay with the shape and the illustration.

The Graal technique utilizes decoration trapped between layers of blown glass. We will look into the basics of the Graal: making blanks with layers of color and then engraving and sandblasting the color off to create images.


Ella Varvio & Joshua Raiffe
Weekly Class | 6 sessions: May 10 - June 14
Thursdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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
  • Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: May 10 — June 14
    Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Joshua Raiffe

While pursuing a BFA at Tyler School of Art Joshua Raiffe worked for Belle Mead Hot Glass, producing blown chandelier parts.  

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