In this five-day intensive, you will learn folding techniques to generate complex plaster molds for glass casting. We will investigate origami techniques to corrugate paper surfaces. You will learn how to cast both thick and thin pieces, and experiment with incorporating powder printed designs. We will discuss and investigate how heat affects the final outcome of the pieces. Students will leave the class with 3 or 4 test castings, one larger piece informed by their tests, and one mulberry paper sculpture.
About the Instructor
Nisha Bansil lives and works in upstate NY, where she fabricates commissioned glass works, as well as her personal projects. She has been a resident artist at Bullseye as well as the studio of the corning Museum of glass, her work has been exhibited nationally. Bansil earned a degree in Printmaking from SUNY New Paltz, in 2001, and has been a teaching assistant for Denise Stillwaggon Leone as well as her fabrication assistant on large scale architectural work.
- "Nisha had a wonderful sense of each of our aesthetics, and guided us in our individual ideas."
- "Whether you are excited about paper folding or mold making, this class will teach you an immense amount in a short time."
- "A mind-bending, incredible class. It has changed my ideas about my own direction with glass. Nisha was amazingly generous with explaining this intricate, unique technique."
- Additional Information
SKU CL0259-0001 Title From Paper to Glass: Firing Thin Folded Forms, with Nisha Bansil Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Portland Instructor Nisha Bansil