Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Luminous Graphics


January 7 - 12, 2019
Kiln Working
All Levels
One-Week Session

For millennia, artists have created graphics to illustrate and inform. In prehistoric figurations at Chauvet Cave in France, pigment was sprayed over human hands used as stencils and palms dipped in paint were printed on the walls. Contemporary artists such as Rauschenberg and Warhol have incorporated printmaking and photo silkscreening to include graphic content in their work. Whether simple stencil or a complex photograph, the graphic image is potent.

Students in this class will develop fluency in image-making methods using drawing, photographs, text, digital images, and decals. Techniques will include painting with enamels and frits, sandblasting, and photo sandblasting. This class will explore image transfer production and application, frit wafer making, and enamel filling to create fused, multi–layered glass panels. Students using image transfer of their own creation will work in advance of this class to produce custom–made fusible decals. No glassmaking experience is required.


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Denise Stillwaggon Leone

Denise Stillwaggon Leone studied art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She designs and fabricates architectural art glass commissions for site-specific installations, and has...