The Skin of Objects

June 15th - June 19th
Silvia Levenson |

Every object has a skin. Thick or thin, smooth or rough, porous or impermeable, the skin is the line between what’s hidden inside and what we experience on the outside. By reproducing objects  in kiln cast glass, this course will expand creativity but also explore several techniques in order to develop unique “voices” in the pieces.

Skin is also a unique interface of the human body. It protects us from the outside world, while at the same time possessing the ability to self-heal. We will discuss how and why we translate our ideas into glass. The idea of this workshop is to delve into the concept of the skin as a limit and container, as external information about the essence of objects. Levenson will share with the students the process she uses in her work, where the feelings and the intuition of ideas are connected to the glass itself. At the end of the workshop the students will have two small pieces: one reproducing a part of the body (hands, eyes, mouth, etc) and one reproducing a textile surface (for example, baby clothes). Open to all skill levels. 

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

Silvia Levenson

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Silvia Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the "disappearances" of the Dirty War. In 2004, Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, and in 2008 she was shortlisted for the Bombay Sapphire Prize. In 2016 she received the Venice Glass Award.

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