Scientific Glassblowing Skills and Processes for the Artist

July 9th - July 13th
Dennis Briening |

This workshop focuses on skills and thought processes used while fabricating scientific glass apparatus and the possibilities these abilities lead to. We begin with basics including bending tubing, side seals, wrapping coils/spirals, ring seals and adding glass plates to increase scale. Introducing gases such as argon and neon to the hollow sculptures and processing to create experimental borosilicate sculptural plasma and neon tubes will be included. Discussion and hands on practice of coefficients of expansion, compatibility of various glasses and vacuum testing will be practiced. Bring your sketchbooks and imagination.

Dennis Briening
Intensive | 5 sessions 
July 9 - 13, 6:00 - 10:00pm

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
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 9 — July 13
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 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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