Learn to create tall, thin vessel forms while experimenting with new tones and subtle color blending. This 5-day course covers how to build flat glass blanks, taking into consideration mass, heat, time, color, and opacity. Students will produce at least two small finished vessels, before moving on to medium-sized vessels. Students will also produce color samples to widen their palette and research vessel designs.
Coldworking techniques (cutting, grinding, hand lapping, engraving, sandblasting) will be explored as ways to continue the creative design process, with the goal of giving the vessel an identity while also ensuring its stability. Presentations will document the development of Simmons’ work with this technique. She'll also provide guideline firing schedules and suggest starting points for larger projects. Prerequisite: Basic glass fusing and slumping experience.
About the Instructor
Amanda Simmons received a Postgraduate Certificate in Glass and Architecture from Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London. In 2005, she relocated to Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland, where she currently lives and works. An Emerge 2012 finalist, Simmons has had her work included in exhibitions throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2013, Craft Scotland featured her work at SOFA Chicago. Most recently, Contemporary Applied Arts exhibit Simmons in their material-focused exhibition at COLLECT: The international Art Fair for Contemporary Objects.
- Additional Information
SKU CLN322-0004 Title Blending Colors in Tall Vessels, with Amanda Simmons Topic Kilnforming Location New York Instructor Amanda Simmons