Sculptural Slumping Masterclass

21-23 May 2021, 10am to 4.30 (Fri/Sat), 10-3 (Sun)
£395 (max 4 students) Studio located in Surrey GU5 9LL

Covid 19 NOTE: the course may be limited to 3 students depending on health restrictions at the time. Attendees are asked to bring their own masks and required to wash their hands as they enter the studio.

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 work of other artists using slumping to create unique and dynamic sculpture. Be ready to think upside down and out of the box!

Processes 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 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. This is an intermediate to advanced course. An accommodation list is available if you need to stay in the area. Coffee and tea are provided and we’ll go to a nearby pub for lunch. Please get in touch if you have any queries including experience level. More information is on the website or email me for booking form and course details.

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With a BA Hons in 3D Glass Design from UCA Farnham, Lisa Pettibone has been teaching glass-making courses for 13 years from her studio in Surrey and at The Glass Hub in Wiltshire. She taught a 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.


Post date:13-01-2021

Region:South East England

Category:Workshops/Short Courses

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To Date:20-05-2021