Introduction to Hot Glass

Delve into large-scale, soft glass processes. You’ll learn about the equipment and process, then explore some beginner techniques for solid shaping and sculpting. We’ll also cover a technique called bubble trapping, which lets you capture small pockets of air inside the glass. You’ll create three objects: a paper weight, a caterpillar and a feather.

Special Notes

  • This class will be conducted outside in our courtyard with the instructor’s mobile hot glass furnace.
  • Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor

Sean Donlon

Since his first day melting glass into a clear marble, Sean Donlon has been drawn to the challenges of glass manipulation. Sean earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2012. He then traveled to Lauscha, Germany to study glass eye prosthetics from a third generation glass making family. In addition to receiving multiple research grants, Sean was a recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts fellowship,and recently Craft + Designs 2016 Best in Show Award. He is currently a full-time artist and the founder of Mule Barn Craft Studios, a collaborative art space in Richmond, Virginia with a conceptual craft focus.

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Introduction to Hot Glass

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October 27 - October 2812 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Days: Sun Sat
Tuition: $300.00
Member Tuition: $270.00
Additional fees apply
Level: Beginner