Explore the rich possibilities of working in bas-relief in kilnformed glass. Bas-relief is found in the art and architecture of all cultures and has existed for thousands of years. A kind of carving or sculpture in which figures are raised or depressed from a flat background, it creates a subtle three-dimensional effect. Intricate surface relief, texture, color, and light interactions are possible in this “shallow space.”
The workshop begins with a brief survey of the use of relief in art and architecture throughout history. Simple materials such as fiber paper will be used to create complex forms, shapes and textures. Sheet glass, frit and powder are the primary glass materials used. We’ll also explore coldworking techniques that create additional textures and finish the work. You’ll make numerous reference samples.
About the Instructor
Richard Parrish maintains a studio for kilnformed glass and architecture in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow. Richard Parrish's kiln-glass practice is based in Bozeman, Montana. His architectural education and experience, as well as his home in the Intermountain West form the basis of the artistic intent of his glasswork. Parrish has taught architecture and design at universities. He teaches classes in kilnformed glass nationally and internationally. His artwork is in public and private collections in the United States and Europe.
- Additional Information
SKU CLS321-0002 Title Working in Shallow Space: Bas-Relief Kiln-Glass, with Richard Parrish Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Santa Fe Instructor Richard Parrish