Glass Arts: Coldworking Intensive

  • Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • 2 sessions
  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (PDT)
  • Glass Studio, Class Code GL102618CS
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Coldworking is a subtractive way of altering and sculpting glass once it is cold. This process can be anything from seaming edges on glass plates to completely transforming the identity of a hot-formed object. In this 2 session class we will learn, in depth different approaches to the belt sander, wet saw, and hand lapping, discussing the potential of each technique. We will learn how to bring rough ground surfaces to a full polish, and talk about the aesthetic possibilities of leaving a surface matte.

We will also cover glass glues and their possibilities in an artist’s work. The first day will include a safety talk and demos on each machine. We will walk through the rules of what tool to use for what purpose and have time on the machines to get our projects moving. The second day will be a day focused on students working, become familiar with each machine, and ask for specific demos and tips. Students will gain the most from this class if they come with some of their own glass and a plan or some sketches on the potential alterations they are interested in making.

Instructor Bio: 
Chloe Sismour holds a BFA from the University of Washington and is currently a professional coldworker at Seattle Glassblowing Studio. Her conceptual artistic practice tends to be mixed media, but her material focus is on flameworking and coldworking. 

Remember to wear close-toed shoes and long pants in the Glass Studio at all times! This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you.

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