Jun 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 | 9:30 AM-5:30 PM
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Instructor: Leslie Speicher
In this course students will learn a different way to approach kilnformed glass. This class will cover construction methods for five pattern bar techniques including suspended flow bars, precisely composed blocks and hand formed rolls that will produce wildly varied effects. We will cover containing glass, volume calculations and firing schedules. Through multiple firings, a new understanding of how to achieve controlled patterning will lead to assembling a new body of work. Students will gain confidence in their cutting and finishing skills as well as increasing their understanding of how and why glass behaves the way it does in the kiln. You will leave the class with a minimum of 3 finished pieces and several parts to incorporate into your work at a later time. All skill levels are welcome. Those that are more advanced will likely absorb more technical information but a beginner will be able to follow the simple steps to a complicated process. Includes all materials and kiln firings for projects created in class.