Sculptural Slumping Masterclass

25-27 June 2021, 10am to 4.30 (Fri/Sat), 10-3 (Sun)
£395 (max 4 students, 1 place left)
Location: Surrey GU5 9LL

Covid 19 NOTE: the course is limited to 4 students, depending on health restrictions at the time, masks will be worn and the studio will be well ventilated.

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, natural 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 work and look at the sculpture of other glass artists using slumping to create unique and dynamic forms. Be ready to think upside down and out of the box!

Through a series of presentations, demos, hand-outs and two projects we’ll cover several processes including: slip cast ceramic prop construction (like store bought slumpers but your own design), hardened fibre blanket and refractory mould forms. These techniques will be covered step-by-step and will begin to widen your options for making freeform sculptures. Essential kiln programming schedules will be provided and discussed. All materials are supplied but you’ll need to bring your own glass.

An accommodation list is available if you need to stay in the area (GU5 9LL). Coffee and tea are provided and we’ll eat on the patio or go to the pub next door for lunch. Please get in touch if you have any queries, including experience level. More information is on the website or email Lisa for a booking form and course details.

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With a BA Hons in 3D Glass Design from UCA Farnham 2005, Lisa Pettibone has been teaching glass-making courses for 15 years from her studio in Surrey. She taught a Sculptural Slumping Masterclass at the International Festival of Glass in Stourbridge in 2015 and also teaches at The Glass Hub in Wiltshire. Exhibiting regularly in the UK and abroad, she has been shortlisted for national and international prizes and won the National Art Prize Installation category in 2017. She has an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martins in London 2018 and her proposal has been selected for Collect Open at Somerset House in 2022.


Post date:04-05-2021

Region:South East England

Category:Workshops/Short Courses


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