Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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August 14 - 25, 2017
Two-Week Session

Prepare for an intensive investigation of the key steps required to define and refine your signature works in glass. Students will begin by identifying sources of inspiration, design concepts, and quickly immerse themselves in the implementation of the practices and techniques that will support their personal artistic vision and creative endeavors. Daily demos will explore diverse methods of hot glass manipulation and assembly with the specific goal of achieving scale and generating finished sculptures. From the most basic to the most advanced, students will utilize all of the tools at their disposal: blowing, solid/inside sculpting, garage/oven pickups, torch work, cane/color-work, tool making, and cold working. Field trips to discuss the Corning collections and the use of the resource center will be a vital part of regular discussions. By the end of this course, students will feel more confident, knowledgeable, capable, and inspired to move forward with a strong sense of motivation and direction culminating in a fresh outlook toward their work. Students should have at least two years of glassblowing experience.


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Rob Stern

Over his 28 year career in glass, Rob Stern has risen to the top of the field. From 1990-95 he trained at John Lewis Glass factory in Oakland, Calif., and has advanced degrees from San Francisco...