See All Summer Intensives All 5-day classes start with an orientation at 9am on Monday. Classes run from 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday. PGC studios are open until 10pm Monday…
Instructor: Heike Brachlow
Starting with solid blocks, this class will explore glass as a sculptural material through coldworking. Focusing on multi-part sculptures, we will concentrate on visually accurate angles, lines, and curves. Coldworking basics will be covered as well as more advanced techniques such as sawing, carving, grinding, various surface finishes, and polishing. We will use the machinery in the studio as well as basic, affordable tools and materials, such as glass plates with silicone carbide grits for hand lapping and diamond pads and sandpaper for hand rubbing and finishing. Students will start with drawings and models, then move on to explore efficient ways to coldwork glass. The practical work will be accompanied by lectures, discussions and one-on-one tutorials.