Instructor: Nisha Bansil
In this class we will cover all of the skills that you will need to create complex cast glass objects. Folding tessellated patterns out of paper can be a challenge, but working as a group we will each create 5-7 samples of various folds, starting with Muira Ori and working our way toward diamond folding and pleating. Miura Ori is a versatile fold created by Japanese Astrophysicist Koryo Miura which has been used to fold everything from maps to deployable solar panels. We will then discuss moldmaking and firing schedules in depth. The techniques we will be using are inspired by the Higuchi's pate de verre process, and we will learn how firing affects the outcome of our finished pieces. We will also learn basic enameling techniques so that we can experiment with slumping images into our plaster molds. No glass experience necessary, experienced folders are welcome!
All Skill Levels