The International Festival of Glass programme of glass making masterclasses is hosted by teachers and glass making professionals from around the world. This year our masterclass leaders are from Seattle, Germany, Philadelphia, Netherlands and UK.
The masterclasses take place from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 May at both Ruskin Glass Centre and the University of Wolverhampton.
Download the 2015 masterclass descriptions, including dates, times, prices and full descriptions. If you have any queries on the masterclasses or would like more information, please contact Jackie on firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 programme summary:
Penny Rakov: Innovative murrini making
JanHein van Stiphout: 'eco' nomical beadmaking
Lisa Pettibone: Sculptural Slumping: Capturing Glass Movement
Cappy Thompson: Contemporary glass painting using
grisalle or grey tonal painting technique
THIS EVENT IS FULL
Christian Schmidt: Freehand wheel engraving
THIS EVENT IS FULL
'Eco'nomical beadmaking with JanHein van Stiphout
his class into separate days which may be taken singly or in
40 years in flame working, hot glass, kiln work and sculptural
glass. Over many years he has developed numerous unique
pieces of bespoke glassmaking equipment alongside his artistic
practice. Also with his partner, he runs a business supplying
materials to glass artists.
of ability of using the Conkinect Torch which does not require
an oxygen supply. JanHein has refined the design and use of this
particular torch for maximum fuel efficiency.
encourage individual exploration of the techniques taught.
Sessions will include demonstration, technical discussion and
personal hands on practice.
techniques and materials from first steps to an intermediate level.
Workshop set up including safety aspects will be a key element
of the day. There will be 1:1 tuition, individual practice and group
discussion throughout the class. Students will acquire a good
foundation on which to build their future bead making expertise.
beadmaking techniques with particular emphasis on hollow bead
making using the build up method. This will be followed by blown
bead making including increased scale (up to 5cm diameter), the
use of overlays, reduction effects and optics. There will be the
opportunity to explore some off mandrel techniques and sculptural
operation of JanHein's unique tile making machine which uses
Day 3 that you are familiar with the making of non blown hollow beads.
£80.00 on Wednesday (Day 3) including VAT