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Cold Working Demystified


April 3 - 4, 2021 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cold Working
All Levels
Weekend Workshop

This class introduces the fundamental principles of cold-working techniques, as well as many handy tips for cold finishing processes. The class will start with an introduction to grinding, polishing, and hand-matting techniques, and will also cover approaches to blending surfaces and creating effects on glass. The class will benefit glass workers who use hot glass, kiln forming, and casting processes. It is recommended for glass artists who are looking to develop skills and learn more immediate ways to finish glass efficiently. All skill levels are welcome.

For the wellbeing of all students and staff, The Studio workshops have been modified, class capacity has been reduced, and sanitizing and social distancing protocols have been introduced. Detailed information about these measures can be found on The Studio Health and Safety page.

Students registered for this class must comply with the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory and Museum guidelines. Because NY State strongly discourages non-essential interstate travel this class is currently only open to NY State residents. If this class is full or if you are an out-of-state resident, please email [email protected] with your name and phone number to be added to the waiting list. A health questionnaire and temperature scan will be required before attending class. Please call +1 607.438.5100 with any questions.

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Richard Whiteley joined the Museum in October 2019 as the Senior Program Manager at The Studio, responsible for developing and managing new glassmaking programming.

Whiteley has spent his...