This class will introduce a combination of casting and pâte de verre techniques in order to translate the surface quality and form of ready-made and hand-sculpted objects into transparent and opalescent glass. Students will learn from the ground up how to work with polyurethane rubber to create simple open-face mother molds, as well as clay sculpting, wax assemblage, and refractory moldmaking. Firing, programming, annealing, and coldworking will be covered, giving students a comprehensive overview of all facets of the glass-making process. This is a great class for beginners as well as experienced glassworkers who are interested in learning about kilncasting.About the Instructor
Joanna Manousis is a British artist and designer living and working in the United States. She holds an MFA in Sculpture from Alfred University, NY, and a BFA in Glass from the University of Wolverhampton, England. Manousis has worked, studied and taught in Japan, the UK, and US. Her sculptures and installations have won numerous scholarships and awards including The Hans Godo Frabel Award, and the Pearson’s Glass Prize. Her work is featured in private and public collections in the US and Europe.
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SKU CLB269-0001 Title From Scratch, Beginning Kiln Casting and Pâte de Verre with Joanna Manousis Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Bay Area Instructor Joanna Manousis