Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Luminous Graphics


February 10 - 15, 2020
Kiln Working
All Levels
One-Week Session

Artists for millennia have created graphics to illustrate and inform. The figural graffiti found in the Chauvet Cave of France depict paintings of animals and rudimentary printmaking found on the rock walls of the cave where early people sprayed pigment over human hands used as stencils, and palms dipped in paint as prints. Contemporary artists such as Rauschenberg and Warhol have incorporated printmaking and photo silkscreen to include graphic content in their work. Whether simple stencil or a complex photograph, the graphic image is potent and vivid. 

Students  will harness that power, developing fluency in image-making methods using drawing, painting, photographs, text, digital images, and decals. Painting with enamels and frits, sandblasting and photo sandblasting will be the techniques used. We will explore image transfer production and application, frit wafer-making, and enamel filling to create fused multi-layered glass blocks. Students using image transfer of their own creation will work in advance of 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...