The Glass Act: Performance in the Hot Shop

July 15th - July 19th
Liesl Schubel, Grace Whiteside |

Glassblowing is inherently performative. The process requires multiple people, involves choreography, is acted out over time in a set space, and is often demonstrated for a crowd. Thinking about the hot shop as a stage, we will utilize these elements to experiment with and explore the unique offerings of molten glass as a time-based prop in performative work. Prepare to shirk the boundaries between performance art, entertainment, and educational demonstration as we explore new and exciting possibilities with this ancient art form. Open to all levels and disciplines, in both glass and the performing arts. 

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: July 15 — July 19
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Liesl Schubel

Liesl Schubel was born in Ontario, Canada in 1990. She moved twice while she was young: first to British countryside, then American. Life in England brought Liesl close to her mother’s upbringing, as Canada had done for her father’s. The memories and landscape of these homes hold deep, sustaining importance in Liesl’s life and practice. As a queer woman, an artist, and a city dweller from rural roots, the complexity of home and of familial histories, relationships, and disputes remain a constant source of inspiration in her practice.

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Grace Whiteside

Grace Whiteside is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist working in performance, experimental theater, video, and glass fabrication. Grace’s work pulls from her relationships to reality television, the “Do It…

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