In this 5-day course, students will learn to create kilnformed vessels while experimenting with opaque and transparent powdered Bullseye Glass colors to create new tones, subtle blending, and mark making. Amanda will teach you how to build the flat blanks, taking into consideration mass, heat, time, color, and opacity. A range of mark making and powder techniques will also be taught.
Each student will make their own mold from vermiculite board to play with different forms when slumping.
We will look at all the ways to coldwork your glass vessel and finish it with cutting, grinding, hand lapping, and sandblasting; all techniques that continue the creative design process, changing the form of the piece to give it an identity.
There will be presentations throughout the course about the development of Amanda’s work using this technique. Amanda will give guideline firing schedules for all projects in the course and suggest starting points for larger projects.
Participants will go home with:
- At least 3 small vessels in varying forms, including a slumped blank of one of Amanda’s designs, and one medium sized vessel.
- One unique, powder, kilnformed vessel made with a larger custom mold that you’ll design.
- A range of glass powder samples.
- Some blanks to finish firing in your own kiln.
- A handmade vermiculite slumping mold.
- A comprehensive set of notes that will cover what we learn in the course, including firing schedules.
- Additional Information
SKU CLB337-0001 Title Vessel Forms & Glass Powders, with Amanda Simmons Topic No Location Bay Area Instructor Amanda Simmons