August 20th - August 24th
Luisa Restrepo |

For every product we make there is always waste. As glassmakers, many times we save scraps and seconds to find creative ways of using this left over material: That is the design challenge of this class. “Shift” looks to explore the hidden potential of the residue glass of other products and projects we pursue. During the week, a series of design thinking exercises will help the class find innovative ways of optimizing the use of the “waste” skewing from the normal line of thinking. While learning or improving different techniques within the kiln and coldshop, students as a group and individually will be challenge to develop a jewelry collection, from ideas to pieces and a printed photoset, that will transform what once was disposable into wearable collectibles. The class will focus not only on technique but also on the creative process and design techniques to approach different challenges resulting in successful products.

Luisa Restrepo
Intensive | 5 sessions 
August 20 - 24, 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: August 20 — August 24
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Luisa Restrepo

Luisa Restrepo is a glass artist and designer born in Colombia now working in México. After concluding her studies in Medellin and later in Wolverhampton, England; in 2005 she founded her studio, “El taller” in México City. Her work examines rhythm, pattern, proportion and excess. Going from objects, to installations and performance she strives to use different mediums and means in the understanding of the material, how we transform it and relate to it. Supported by scholarships she has attended various workshops, taught at Pilchuck, Xaquixe amongst other places and has been part of the Northland’s and Wheaton’s residency programs. She has also won the first Colombian Glass Biennale and shows both nationally and internatio

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