Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

June 16 - 21, 2014
Kiln Working
All Levels
One-Week Session

When an object is transformed into a wax state, you have the ability to alter its structure, duplicate its form, and conjoin it with contrasting elements to create unique assemblages. Taking advantage of the French silicon mother mold process for creating detailed multiples in wax, we will re-appropriate readily identifiable objects into one-of-a-kind configurations in lead crystal that probe the viewer to think and ask questions. A variety of applications for shaping and casting waxes will be introduced, along with an in-depth overview of the lost wax process for kiln casting. You will learn hand-built refractory mold construction and cold working techniques to aid visual access into the interior of cast crystal sculpture. Technical slide presentations and one-on-one conversation will enhance your artistic practice. Some glassworking experience is preferred but not required; advanced students are also welcome.


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Joanna Manousis

Joanna Manousis has worked, studied, and taught in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and has received a number of scholarships and awards for her blown and kiln-cast sculpture....