After carefully crafting molds out of sand with plaster forms, artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa ladled molten glass over aluminum foil to create pieces for his stop-motion animation video. Stay tuned for more updates from Aaron’s residency at The Studio!
With a rainbow of frit colors, artist-in-residence Aaron Pexa is ready to tackle his first pâte de verre pieces next week! He’ll be using this method as well as hot sculpting and sandcasting to create elements for a stop-motion animation video. Stay tuned as we share updates from Aaron’s residency!
Welcome to our next artist-in-residence at The Studio, Aaron Pexa! For his residency in September and October 2018, Pexa plans to incorporate the old English idea of “werifesteria,” which means to wander longingly through the forest in search of mystery. At the center of his project will be a stop-motion animation featuring glass dioramas and other glass elements created using kiln casting, sand casting, hot sculpting, and pâte de verre. Stay tuned as we share updates from Aaron’s residency.
“Parlor Trick,” Aaron Pexa, video still, 2014.
This year’s Instructor Collaborative Residency ended this weekend at The Studio. Erika Tada, Pavlina Cambalova, and Trenton Quiocho (with assistant Doug Burgess) had a productive two weeks blending kiln-casting, engraving, and glassblowing in unique ways.
This week, we hosted the Road Scholars, a group of individuals interested in lifelong learning, at The Studio. They learned how to fuse and slump glass by kiln-working, create beautiful beads at the torch, and blow their own drinking glasses at the furnace. We have openings for our next Road Scholars session November 5-8. For more information or to register, contact Jenny Monroe at Watson Homestead, +1 (607) 962-0541 or email@example.com.
Trenton Quiocho, Erika Tada, and Pavlina Cambalova continue to create parts for their pieces and are beginning to assemble them in The Studio as the second week of their Instructor Collaborative Residency begins. For this piece, kiln-cast flowers are being engraved before being added to blown vessels.
Our 2018 Instructor Collaborative Residency is off to a great start. This by-invitation-only residency brings together instructors at The Studio to combine their unique ways of working with glass. This year, Pavlina Cambalova, Trenton Quiocho, and Erika Tada will be collaborating using their skills in engraving, glassblowing, and kiln-casting. Stay tuned over the next several weeks as we follow their residency.
Nancy Callan pulled elaborate cane for a demo during her class at The Studio this week.
This week, Darin Denison’s class at The Studio brought advanced glassblowing students back to basics as they focused on gathering, setting up bubbles, punties, and other techniques.
We’re excited to announce our next Instagram takeover by flameworker Chris Ahalt. Known for his hollow, sculpted work, Chris Ahalt has been teaching a class this week at The Studio and will be a guest artist in the Amphitheater Hot Shop September 2 and 3. From August 31 to September 3, follow along on our Instagram account for Chris’s takeover!