North Lands Creative Glass: Master Class with Richard William Wheater

9th - 17th September

North Lands Creative Glass: Master Class with Richard William Wheater
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9th - 17th September 2014

“A Jimi Hendrix Album title? A prospective employer’s question? 
A game changing challenge, set by an artist to participants of a 9 day workshop.
Expect what was stationary to be on wheels. Expect the four walls of a studio to be cut like an umbilical cord. Expect adventures in hot glass and neon. Expect to fail, many times.”

This class will be a unique opportunity to work with Richard William Wheater to combine furnace glass and neon. Participants will work in the studio and in outdoor locations. Some experience in hot glass techniques is beneficial.

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Richard William Wheater gained notoriety for an ambitious project in 2008 titled ‘Them and Us’. Touring the UK with his mobile furnace he hot sculpted indigenous glass birds in their natural habitat, he then released them into the air in a ritualistic act, which both freed and destroyed them. An artist/performer committed to the act of making and the science of materials, his work is also ephemeral transitory art, involving place and people. It is always beautifully recorded.
In recent years an in-depth study of neon has involved equally image and media aware events such as ‘12 Months of Neon Love’, in which a highly visible neon bill board announced declarations of love, lines from popular songs which changed once a month. Other neon works made and put into action with groups of people aim to unite people with landscape as did his recent ‘Land to Sea’ project. Installations have been both site specific and gallery based. Wheater might start with making an object but it extends further.
As a communicator, designer and artist he wants clarity and accessibility in the medium. He is highly qualified in glass making, art and teaching. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Alfred University USA and the University of Sunderland. He lives in Wakefield, UK.

Located in the wild and dramatic landscape of Caithness on the North East Coast of Scotland, North Lands Creative Glass is one of the world’s most prestigious centres for the study and development of glass as an artform, providing excellent facilities, opportunities and inspiration to artists working with glass from all over the world. Running an annual programme of activities including master classes with renowned artists, glass skills classes, artist residencies, beginner workshops and community programmes, North Lands Creative Glass aims to encourage and support collaboration and experimentation between artists working across different media to extend the possibilities in the creative use of glass.

*Price includes 9-day class course fee, materials and evening meals.

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