We’re excited to have guest artist Micha Karlslund in the Amphitheater Hot Shop this week. Today, Micha and the Hot Glass Team created a cylinder coated with mica powder to give it a pearlescent finish. Micha’s work often involves applying decals to these types of cylinders to create three-dimensional images. See the team at work tomorrow and Wednesday 10 am to 4 pm with a break for lunch and on Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm.
Guest artists Jeff Zimmerman and Jim Mongrain started their demonstrations by rolling up cane patterns that Jim and his team created back home in Seattle and then blowing them into large spheres before using the cork paddles to shape them further. Watch them at work tomorrow morning 10 am to 12 pm Eastern live at www.cmog.org/live.
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.
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.
Guest artist Darin Denison will be demonstrating his skills as a glassmaker tomorrow 6pm Eastern in the Amphitheater Hot Shop.
Last night, guest artists Anna Knoll and Aaron Jack blended their individual glassmaking styles. Aaron created a large bottle using a cut glass piece made by Anna while Anna demonstrated her craft on a cranberry-colored bowl. Stay tuned for when their collaboration comes out of the annealer!
Making sparks fly on the bench!! Happy Friday the 13th glass lovers! 😊💎🔥
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