Glass Blowing Matriculation: Creating Vessels & Shapes from Molten Glass with Dave & Bryan Lee April 4 - 8, 2022

about this workshop

This exciting five-day class will give students the requisite knowledge and skills to rent bench space in most open hot shops around the country. Dave, together with his son Bryan, will introduce the students to the exciting world of hot glass and offhand glass blowing. On the first couple of days the class will get a look at the history of the studio glass movement, proper use of tools, and of course hot shop safety. The students, paired in teams of two, will begin working with the molten glass. Using the solid form, students will make paperweights and then progress into blowing glasses, vases, and bowls. On the third and fourth days, students will build upon the skills learned in the previous sessions, continuing to work through new forms. The focus will now be on application of color and how it reacts, addition of “bits”, such as handles and prunts, to the blown form. Dave will also introduce freehand sculpting with molten glass. The last day will be the culmination with some fun options and freeform student experimentation. Caution: High adrenaline is to be expected and an addiction could be formed.

Unique Instructors Dave & Bryan Lee

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$895 tuition + $120 materials

Key Points:
*History of glass
*Working with hot shop tools and safety
*Creating solid glass paperweights
*Blowing cups/glasses, vases and bowls
*Adding color to clear glass
*Creating various blown forms
*Adding bits and prunts
*Sculpting with molten glass
*Freeform experimentation and expression

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Glass Blowing Matriculation: Creating Vessels & Shapes from Molten Glass with Dave & Bryan Lee April 4 - 8, 2022



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