There are still spaces available in some of our week-long intensive glassmaking classes this summer at The Studio! For our first week of summer classes (June 3-8), we have spaces available in Treg Silkwood’s course on hot glass sculpting, Denise Stillwaggon Leone’s class on using different cold methods to apply graphics to glass, and Dane Jack’s course on using cane in blown glass forms.
Photos: Untitled by Treg Silkwood, Untitled by Denise Stillwaggon Leone, and Untitled by Dane Jack (Photo by Jessi Moore).
Artist-in-residence Sarah Briland has been creating molds of materials like bubble wrap and foam bedding and casting glass into them. The finished glass forms imagine materials made by humans as future fossils. Stay tuned for more updates on Sarah’s residency!
Curator and scholar Crawford Alexander Mann III has been researching 19th century Venetian glass in the Rakow Library as part of the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Scholars. His work looks at Venice’s 19th century glass revival was a catalyst for achievements in painting and printmaking by authoritative American artists. Learn more about his work in an informal, lunchtime lecture today at the Rakow Library 12-1 pm.
Glassmaker and sculptor Norwood Viviano has been researching ephemera relating to American glass companies and towns that grew around them as part of the David Whitehouse Research Residency for Artists. Norwood will be using this research to inform a new body of his work. Hear more about this project and Norwood’s work in an informal, lunchtime lecture at the Rakow Library Thursday, May 16 12-1 pm.
Object of the Week: Violet/Ruby/Teal, Sonja Blomdahl, Seattle, Washington, United States, 1994. 96.4.36.
Sonja Blomdahl has spent her career exploring color through the form of the vessel. She always works in incalmo, an Italian glassworking technique in which two or three bubbles of the same size are joined during the blowing process.
Pipemaking is one of the most important areas of glassmaking today. Many contemporary pipemakers got started during a time where marijuana was illegal throughout the United States and they created pipes that concealed their function. David Colton’s pipe references that very recent moment in pipemaking history with a nearly hidden function and its graffiti-like form illustrates the possibilities of this art form. Explore David’s work and see what else artists and designers are doing with glass today in “New Glass Now,” on view through January 5.
“Untitled, Corning Museum,” David Colton (United States, b. 1974).
The artists are here! Last night, we hosted a special reception for the artists featured in “New Glass Now.” Tamás Ábel is pictured here next to his work, “Colour Therapy: Washington, D.C + Budapest.” “New Glass Now” opens to the public tomorrow, don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind exhibition!
For her last day of demos in the Amphitheater Hot Shop, guest artist Micha Karlslund started outlining forms and applying decals to one of the cylinders she worked on with the Hot Glass Team this week. Don’t miss seeing Micha’s work in “New Glass Now” when it opens to the public this Sunday!
Deep breaths now, everyone: “New Glass Now” opens in 3 more days.
Detail of “Breathe,” Jahday Ford (Bermuda, b. 1994) and Joseph Hillary (United Kingdom, b. 1994).
Guest artist Micha Karlslund worked on layering decals and pigments on one of her pieces today in the Amphitheater Hot Shop. Don’t miss her last day of demos tomorrow morning 10 am to 12 pm!