Due to construction on Sunday, June 16 the Agnes Varis Art Center will be open from 11 AM to 3 PM only, and our studios will be closed all day. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Set-Up

June 8th - June 9th
Romina Gonzales |

This intermediate glassblowing intensive will focus on the importance of the set-up shape to successfully blow forms in the hot shop. We will pay special attention to temperature and material distribution of the hot glass, to gain better control. Exercises will cover the basic steps such as gathering, popping bubbles, marvering, jacklines, punties, etc, while having an open dialogue regarding the difficulties we have encountered with these processes in the past. We will emphasize the team aspect of glassblowing, acknowledging the need for a blow partner for turning when working at a medium scale and their role in assisting throughout the entire process. Additionally, we'll pay special attention to efficiency as we cover different set-ups for making spheres, cylinders, and shallow forms. We will mainly work in clear but color bar use is welcome on the second day if the student has prior experience.

*Sign up for both this class and A Gathering for $1400. To take advantage of this special offer book with Kellie at kelliek@urbanglass.org or 718.625.3685 ext. 246

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: June 8 — June 9
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Exhibiting Artist, Instructor

Romina Gonzales

Romina Gonzales (b. 1989, Lima, Peru) is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her B.FA. from New York University in 2013 after previously attending Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her work exists between the gaps of sculpture, video, installation, writing and performance, addressing issues of social construction, identity, politics and human emotion through gestures that combine tangible and intangible materials.

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