Colour, Light and Form - Cast Glass Sculpture

August 3rd – 14th 2015

Class: Glasstonishing – Colour, Light and Form – Cast Glass Sculpture

Type of the Class: 12 days master class 

Instructor: Heike Brachlow Ph.D., Germany

Level: All levels

Language: English

Price: 800 EUR


Class Description:

This class will explore the interaction of colour, form, and light in cast glass through hands-on making, demonstrations, discussions and lectures.

After an initial open face casting, we will explore both traditional and non-traditional model- and mould making techniques such as sledging, constructed models, and multi-part plaster moulds. We will also cover idea development, working methodologies and creative strategies. Students will design their own projects, focusing on variations in colour density and the optical properties of glass. Demonstrations will include mould making as well as carving, grinding, and polishing glass. There will be lectures on colour and optics, model and mould making, firing and annealing, and cold working, and discussions on professional practice and studio set-up.

Supplementry Program:

The stay will be accompanied by glass review talk, a lecture of instructors, a commented visit of the IGS exhibition and an excursion of the Sázava Monastery.

Profile of the instructor:

Born and raised Germany, Heike Brachlow received her BA from the University of Wolverhampton and her MA and PhD from the Royal College of Art in London, studying colour, form, and light in solid transparent glass. She has been working as a studio artist and educator for a decade, teaching at the Studio of the Corning Museum of glass, Penland School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School. Her work can be found in the Glasmuseum Hentrich, the European Museum for Modern Glass, and the National Museums Scotland, in addition to other collections worldwide. She won the Jerwood Maker’s Open Award in 2011 and placed 2nd in the East-West Award in 2014.





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