Glass is particularly interesting as a sculptural medium because its surface extends inwards: we can see both the exterior and the interior of the material. As such, we can create a powerful relationship between the texture of the outer surface, imagery within the material, and the overall form of a given object.
Students in this workshop will explore how to embed photographs, drawings and text in kilncast glass. Methods used will include image transfer with decals and screen printing, moldmaking and firing open-faced kilncastings. The instructor will guide students in how to create a meaningful synthesis of these possibilities through lectures, demonstration, and discussion.
About the Instructor
In her work Silvia Levenson presents a dark and comic vision of modern home life by refashioning housewares and pharmaceuticals in candy-colored glass. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Levenson immigrated to Italy in 1981, during the “disappearances” of the Dirty War. In 2004 Levenson received the Rakow Commission Award from the Corning Museum of Glass in New York and in 2008 she was a shortlisted nominee for the Bombay Sapphire Prize. Her work has been exhibited around the world and is a part of the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Museo del Vidrio in Argentina, and the Museo del Vetro in Italy.
- Additional Information
SKU CL0255-0002 Title Hybrid: The Synthesis of Form, Image & Texture, with Silvia Levenson Topic Kilncasting, Kilnforming Location Portland Instructor Silvia Levenson