Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Movement and Surface


June 19 - 24, 2017
Cold Working
One-Week Session

This is an entry-level course that will lead to advanced methods in the refinement of glass. The course will begin with an in-depth explanation of the science behind cutting and polishing glass and how to use this information to choose the appropriate methods for specific glass treatment. Students will be instructed on the sculptural aspects of glass cutting with the introduction of different carving techniques and familiarized with the use of lenses and rich cutting to elaborate on textures, movement of light and purpose of the cutting process. Students will also discover how light moves through the glass as it is affected by the positioning of angles. Basic gluing will be covered to construct sculptures that demonstrate (the optical qualities of glass) glasses optical qualities and movement of light.

*Please be aware that this class occurs at the same time as a car race at Watkins Glen and local hotels book quickly. Room and board is available through The Studio, however, if you are getting your own housing, please book early.


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Chad Holliday

Chad Holliday received a BFA from Emporia State University, Kansas, and an MFA in glass sculpture and metal fabrication/jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. After...