Workshop Schedule 2018

March 6-9, 2018   – SOLD OUT

Hybrid Processes

Creative Glass UK, Europe

March 12-16, 2018

Hybrid Processes – Kilncasting and Pate de Verre

Pittsburgh Glass Centre, Pittsburgh, US

March 22-25, 2018.  – SOLD OUT

Hybride Prozesse – Casting & Pate de Verre

Creative Glass Switzerland, Europe


July 9-14, 2018 (Session 5)

Surface, Texture and Mark Making

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, US

September 17-21, 2018

Surface, Texture and Mark Making

North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Caithness, Scotland, Europe






Class Descriptions

Hybrid Processes – Kilncasting and Pate de Verre

Glass is an amazing material for artists to work with because of its ability to be many things at once; transparent, opaque, translucent, rough, smooth and of course polished to a glossy finish.

In this course we will explore the hybrid process of combing traditional high-temperature kilncasting with the low-temperature technique of pate de verre to produce work, which reveals the wide variety of different properties glass has to offer. The process will take us through mould making techniques, working with frit, powders and billets, various firing cycles, cold working and more.

Surface, Texture and Mark Making

Every artist is unique but expressing that uniqueness can be a challenge. In this class we will explore non-traditional methods of mark making in kiln-formed glass to help each artist find their individual voice. The 5-day workshop will introduce a variety of techniques including kiln-forming, kiln-casting, pate de verre and cold working as well as ways to use them to create personal marks, textures and surface finishes. We will use clay, polystyrene, chicken wire, plaster, cloth, paper, wax, sand, found objects and other yet to be discovered materials to explore mark-making techniques directly in glass and in molds. The class will introduce cold working techniques such as sawing, carving, engraving, grinding and other surface finishes. In order to explore transparency, translucency and opacity we will use the full range of glass products available including billets, sheet glass, frit, powders and glass paint. Expect to expand both on your technical and conceptual skills through daily demonstrations, discussions and presentations. 

This class is about finding new ways to work through experimentation and discovery. Untried techniques and possible failure will be encouraged! For inspiration we will use painting, drawing, wet clay, photography and print making to help loosen up and to push beyond our comfort zone. These daily exercises will assist in the development of personal style and help both established artists and novices find a unique way to work. Each student will leave with a finished piece, many new techniques for exploration at home as well as the skills necessary to continue to fine-tune their personal vision.