Summer Intensive

Mon, July 3
Fri, July 7, 2017


Hot Shop

Difficulty Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructor: Claire Kelly

This class is for students who wish to start working with cane or are looking to practice more complicated work. The goal will be to learn to pull colored glass into cane and then use it to make patterned vessels. We will work in teams to practice techniques and demystify this challenging way of working with glass and color. Advanced exercises will be included as part of daily demonstrations and students will be assigned aspects of what they observe as part of their goal for their work time. Reticello is for punks because there are so many amazing things we can do with stripes (but we'll make Reticello too!) Get ready to experiment and learn hard. Students interested in this class should have experience working in a hot glass studio and be able to comfortably take two gathers, do color overlays, and bring a punty.


Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly graduated with her BFA from Alfred University in 1996. She has been an instructor at Pittsburgh Glass Center and many other leading glass and craft schools. She was an Artist in Residence at the Tacoma Glass Museum and Pittsburgh Glass Center. In 2004, she was granted the EnergyXchange fellowship in Burnsville, NC, a three-year residency. In 2008 she moved to Providence, RI to work with acclaimed glass artist Toots Zynsky. Recently she has started on a new body of work that explores her love of cane, color, and animals. Claire's work is exhibited internationally.

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