A weekend workshop that investigates the dynamic between glassblower and mold maker when designing and executing a wooden turn mold. Spend a day with a mold maker for an overview of wooden mold design and fabrication considerations. We will discuss everything from wood selection to hardware and turn a mold from a real world request.
We will focus on the technical subtleties considered by designer, glassblower and mold maker, critical to the development of a successful glass object. This includes creating an accurate drawing accounting for the particulars of the glass object. Will it be a two-part mold? Will it be post gathered? Does it need a bottom? How accurate must it be or is a mold even appropriate?
The second half of the class will be situated in the hot shop exploring the effective use of the mold through demonstration and practice. Students will have access to a variety of wooden blow molds through this final stage.
The ideal student will either have some proficiency in glass blowing or a wood turner interested in the world of mold making.
John Hallett & Anders Rydstedt
Weekend Intensive | 2 sessions: November 3 - 4
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm
November 3 — November 4
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217