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Prototype to Product

January 10th - January 14th
George Dielman, Christopher Kerr-Ayer |

This class will focus on working with the iterative process. Using fundamental skills and a variety of glass processes, students will be challenged to think about the importance of “how” to make an object.  Working from real life, drawings or imagined objects the class uses a combination of critical thinking and trial and error to discover the most effective and accurate way to make objects with glass. We will introduce alternative processes and more intermediate/advanced ways of working with glass, including color application, and encourage students to utilize both the hot and cold techniques. By breaking down aspects of objects into more traditional forms students will reconstruct these forms into more complex pieces. Students should be prepared to design and make multiples. 

Applicants should have at least two years of experience in the hot shop, alongside a foundation and understanding of how to gather glass, use blowpipes/punties, and hand tools. We encourage students to be familiar with basic color applications. Because students will be challenged to use traditional and non-traditional techniques in tandem, we are asking for students to have baseline experience with cold shop equipment. 

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: January 10 — January 14
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

George Dielman

Originally from Nebraska George Dielman started blowing glass as a teenager.  Over a decade later he now helps manage and head a glass production line making glass for various designers based out of Brooklyn. 

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Christopher Kerr-Ayer

Christopher Kerr-Ayer grew up in rural Vermont. He started learning about glass in 2009, as an apprentice in a small production studio. Kerr-Ayer refined his skill and studio practice through working as a production assistant and employee. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Johnson State College, Vt.

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