Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Design, Carve, Pour: Digital Techniques for the 21st-Century Glassmaker


February 10 - 15, 2020
Glassblowing and Moldmaking
One-Week Session

Explore the use of three-dimensional digital design, computer-aided design (CAD) tools, and computer numerical control (CNC) carving to create reusable graphite molds for glass casting. Students with prior 3D design experience will be able to design forms with their software of choice, and beginners will have access to some easy-to-learn tools to get them up and running. This class will use the affordable and open source XCarve CNC machine to mill graphite molds. Hot shop time will explore applications of graphite molds for ladle casting, centrifugal casting, blown and cast glass combinations, and solid–worked assemblies of multiple castings.

One year of hot glass experience is required.


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Fred Kahl (photo by Ryan Lash)

Fred Kahl, or ‘The Great Fredini’ as he is known, is a New York City-based artist (and magician) who has spent several years pioneering techniques in 3-D scanning and CNC (Computer Numerical...