Subverting typical studio processes, this three-day workshop explores the kiln as a multifaceted tool for shattering, carving, joining, and polishing. Glass and mold materials will be brought together in unconventional ways to create texture and depth. In addition to utilizing the kiln, we will examine various surface techniques, such as silvering (creating a mirror coating), and numerous hand finishing techniques in the coldshop.
Students will get hands-on experience creating tiles using a variety of techniques, and create a finished piece suitable for display.
About the Instructor
Matthew Day Perez received his BFA from Illinois State University and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received many awards, including the John Rena National Endowment for the Arts Scholarship, as well as residencies at The Corning Museum of Glass, The Creative Glass Center of America, and Pilchuck Glass School. He's lectured and exhibited in the United States, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
- "I left feeling like I knew how to use other tools and methods to make my art magical."
- "Inspiring... funny... makes easy sense of the really technical stuff."
- "He's a great teacher. I learned so much and had a fun time...best workshop I've taken!"
- Additional Information
SKU CLB242-0004 Title Kiln as Chisel: Carving with Heat, with Matthew Day Perez Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Bay Area Instructor Matthew Day Perez