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Instructors: Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck
We're going to make cups. You are going to watch and ask questions. You're going to draw and we're going to give feedback. You'll watch and then work. We'll watch and then work again. You'll be challenged to escape your comfort zone and let go of what you know.
We'll push you to consider the object, the material, and how they can come together through your hands to connect with humanity and deliver meaning. We'll drive the process with pace, rhythm, repetition and communication.
You're going to get frustrated and break things. We're going to up the pace and you'll break more things. Then we'll do it all over again. Watch, process, learn, watch. This is called an intensive for a reason: it's going to be intense.
This class is not appropriate for students who want to make some mediocre things and bring home objects at the end of the week. This class IS appropriate for advanced makers who want to watch, practice and bring home KNOWLEDGE at the end of the week.
Bring a sketchbook, smartphone with camera and pencil. Or two.
Michael Schunke and Josie Gluck
MICHAEL SCHUNKE studied at the Tyler School of Art and RISD, and he has taught in glass programs around the world. His work is in the permanent collections of the Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, Toyama Museum of Glass, Museum of American Glass, and Toledo Museum of Glass.
JOSIE GLUCK attended the Appalachian Center for Craft and was a member of numerous glassmaking teams in the Pacific Northwest before receiving a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. A Gaffer at Pilchuck in 2016 and 2017, Gluck currently teaches glass at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Schunke & Gluck have been working collaboratively since 2010. Their sculptures explore relationships between chaos and beauty through obsessive processes. Together, they founded Vetro Vero studio in PA. Their work has been featured in publications including American Craft, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and Veranda.