BANDHU SCOTT DUNHAM (USA)
Dates: Monday 20 to Thursday 23 August
Venue: Ruskin Glass Centre
Level: All Levels
Capacity: 8 students Price: £420 (including VAT)
After teaching himself lampworking techniques in 1975 and taking informal training with a number of American and European masters in the 1980s, Bandhu Scott Dunham is now a teacher in his own right. He is the author of several seminal books on lampworking techniques and is known for developing some unusual techniques that are unique to his work, stretching the envelope of what is possible in glass.A uniquely witty, yet balanced approach is the hallmark of his work.
Self-contained movement adds a very interesting dimension to glass forms. Although glass is more structurally robust than most people think, feelings of surprise, anxiety, wonder, delight and fascination are evoked when glass moves in unexpected ways. This workshop will explore some fundamentals of kinetic sculpture in glass. We will develop techniques for fabricating reliable moving parts and consider the usefulness of movement in sculptural expression.