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Patty Gray Class

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Advanced Fusing Techniques
Intensive 3-Day Advanced Class with Patty Gray
Pattern Bars, Sushi Plates, and More

December 11-13, 2010

There will be lots of “hands-on” projects focusing on developing new ideas and designs with techniques and methods learned in the class. We will explore techniques to create depth and surface design elements using frits, powders, stringers, powder wafers, metals, mica powders, iridized and dichroic glass.

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Kiln Casting with Kerry Transtrum

Several techniques in kiln casting glass such as positive and negative image casting and lost wax will be taught. Students will be shown how to use a kiln to melt glass bricks or billets over the top of a refractory plaster model in a manner that will leave an image in relief in the back of the glass. Also this class will teach how to recreate either found objects or other art objects in glass by using glass of various forms.

Kiln Casting
September 11,12 2010
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Spectrum Studio
196 W. Malvern Ave. (2630 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84115

In this two-day workshop students will explore the fundamentals of different ways of kiln casting glass in a solid and three dimensional way. No previous kiln casting experience is necessary. Several techniques in kiln casting glass such as positive and negative image casting and lost wax will be taught. Students will be shown how to use a kiln to melt glass bricks or billets over the top of a refractory plaster model in a manner that will leave an image in relief in the back of the glass. Also this class will teach how to recreate either found objects or other art objects in glass by using glass of various forms.

This as a Glass Art Guild of Utah sponsored class and Guild members will receive $100 discount off the regular $300 cost for this class. There will also be a $25 material fee due at the beginning of class.

A $100 deposit is required to save your spot in the class and is due by August 15, 2010. Deposits can be mailed or dropped of at Spectrum Studios 196 W. Malvern Ave. Salt Lake City UT 84115. Make checks payable to Glass Art Guild of Utah.

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Cane Pulling Class

Cane Pulling Class

Cane Pulling Class
March 27th and 28th, 2010
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location:
Spectrum Studio
196 W. Malvern Ave. (2630 South)
Salt Lake City, Utah. 84115

Glass Art Guild of Utah have put together another fantastic glass forming workshop. This time we’re making and pulling cane from the glory hole for making bracelets, beads, paper weights, pattern bars, hot parts or other components to use as a design element in other work or for fusing them together all by themselves either way making and pulling cane is a fun and exciting activity. It’s a great exercise in handling molten glass and will teach you ways of creating glass cane and pattern bars with much detail enabling you to put your own unique style into your fused, cast or lamped worked glass.

Several ways of making cane and pattern bars using the glory hole will be taught. Some of these techniques will include gathering molten glass with a punty rod then combining that glass with glass strips, stinger, frits, powder or rods. After working that glob of glass in the glory hole to a soft and pliable state it is then pulled out into a long thin cane. Also a process of building a pattern design in a square glass box that in turn is heated in the glory hole and pulled into a thin cane maintaining the detailed design work of the original box throughout the cane. Each student will have ample time to create their own work. The crucible kiln will be fired up as well to give us a large supply of molten glass to gather from. If you are not familiar with working with glass in this way don’t worry no previous experience is necessary. We will take you from start to finish and show you all you need to know to create incredible work.

In this 2-day class the first day will be spent on the fundamentals of working with the equipment, making lattacino canes and creating canes for use the following day in more detailed and complex cane and pattern bar pieces. Students of the class will also have an opportunity to rent time on the equipment outside of the time spent in the class.

Cost is $150.00 per student and even though all materials are included (in 90 COE) students are encouraged to bring any special colors they would like to use. Anyone wanting to use anything other than 90 COE glass are welcome to bring their own glass.

Please contact Stacy to sign up. We will need a deposit of $75.00 before the 5th of March to hold your spot. Also, there are only 10 spots available so get your name on the list if you are interested!

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Fritography with Michael Dupille

Michael Dupille

Beginning Fritography (2-day class)

The painterly use of crushed glass frits and powders has opened up a whole new world of artistic imagery. Anything is possible when working with small particles of glass from tight, photo-realism to loose impressionism. Working in the panel format, you will learn how to control color density, shading, soft and hard edge lines and some unique specialty looks. The class will make a glass tile as well as some “technique pieces” to assure a solid understanding of the principals involved. Estimated cost $325

Sunday – Tuesday, October 18 thru 20
Advanced Fritography (3-day class)

Continuation of skill and detail beyond beginning classes. Estimated cost $400

Fifty percent non-refundable deposit due on July 1st.
Balance due on September 11, 2009

More about Michael Dupille:
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Classes open to members and non-members

Classes are now open to members and non-members of the Glass Art Guild of Utah.

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