Summer Intensive

Mon, June 12
Fri, June 16, 2017


Kiln Shop

Difficulty Level

All Levels

Instructor: Jean Fernandes

Interesting things happen in kilnforming when we approach glass with questions rather than answers. This course will focus on learning about glass through an experimental investigation of the medium. Students will observe and utilize some of the natural physical properties of glass and draw inspiration from other fields as well as from traditional glass kilnforming techniques to form the material in untraditional methods. We will primarily concentrate our efforts in fusing techniques but will also briefly cover some basic casting processes. Some techniques that will be covered include binders, alternative mold materials, organics and inclusions, sagging and stretching.



Jean Fernandes

Jean Fernandes is an international artist; born in India, raised in Dubai and California. She earned her BA in Graphic Design at San Jose State University, CA (2010) and her MFA in Glass at the University of Texas at Arlington, TX (2014).

She has exhibited her art in juried shows nationally and internationally. These shows include Turned On: Lighting Hooks up with Sculpture (Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA), Craft Texas 2016 (Houston Contemporary Crafts Center, Houston, TX), and the Stanislav Libensky Award (Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, CZ). Her recent achievements include being selected as a Bullseye Glass Emerge finalist, being published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, and winning a Niche Award.


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