Sculptural Slumping Masterclass with Lisa Pettibone

14-15 July 2018

Sat & Sun 14-15 July 2018, 10–4.30pm, £275 (max 6 students)
Burrows Lea Farm, Unit 14, Shere, Surrey GU5 9LL

The world around us is constantly moving but how do we show this in our glasswork? By capturing the energy and pull of gravity on warm glass in the kiln it is possible to imbue both fused and cast objects with spontaneous movement. The aim of this course is to explore ways to control the fall of glass and extend the range of shapes achievable with an interesting mix of moulds or props. We’ll also probe why movement is important to your art and look at the work of other artists using slumping to create unique and dynamic 3D pieces. Be ready to think upside down and out of the box!

Processes covered include slip cast ceramic prop construction (like store bought slumpers but your own design), hardened fibre blanket and refractory mould forms to guide shape. These techniques will be covered step-by-step and begin to widen your options for making freeform sculptures. Essential kiln programming schedules will be discussed and all materials are supplied. This is an intermediate to advanced course. An accommodation list is available.
Please email Lisa for more information and booking forms.

With a BA Hons in 3D Glass Design from UCA Farnham, Lisa Pettibone has been teaching glass-making courses for over ten years from her studio and at private venues. In 2015 she taught a Slumping Masterclass at the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge. Exhibiting regularly throughout the UK, and shortlisted for national and international prizes, she also works to commission and completed two projects for the National Trust in 2012-2013. She is currently on the MA Art and Science program at Central Saint Martins London.

Lisa Pettibone