Scientific Glass Processes and Skills for the Artist

March 9th - March 10th
Dennis Briening |

This workshop focuses on the skills and thought processes used while fabricating scientific glass apparatus, and the many possible applications of these techniques. We begin with basics including bending tubing, making side seals of various sizes, wrapping coils/spirals, ring seals and adding glass plates to increase scale. We will also introduce gases such as argon and neon to the hollow sculptures to create experimental borosilicate sculptural plasma and neon tubes. Discussion and hands-on practice of coefficients of expansion, use of a polariscope, compatibility of various glasses and vacuum testing will be practiced. Bring your sketchbooks and imagination. 

Dennis Briening
Weekend Workshop | 2 sessions: March 9-10
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: March 9 — March 10
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Dennis Briening

Dennis was employed at the Hercules Research Center for 26 years as a scientific glass technologist working with chemists and engineers to create complex glass systems.

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