Participants in this class will investigate physical and conceptual issues of surface and subsurface in kiln-glass. It explores the rich possibilities of working in bas relief using simple materials such as fiber paper to create complex forms, shapes and textures. Intricate surface relief, texture, color and light interactions are possible in "shallow space." Subtle changes in the levels of the surface and the interplay of light and shadow on the planes enable us to see and appreciate the composition. Cold working techniques remove layers and expose that which is below the surface.
Students will work primarily with ceramic fiber materials, sheet glass and glass frit and powder to create individually conceived projects in bas relief. Exercises will help participants identify individual interests and ideas to create a finished piece. Sketches, models and samples will be used to refine the idea before making the final work.
Bas relief is found in the art and architecture of all cultures and has existed for thousands of years. It is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Subtle changes in the levels of the surface and the interplay of light and shadow on the planes enable us to see and appreciate the composition.
See http://www.fusiostudio.com/mapping and http://www.fusiostudio.com/perspectives for examples of Richard's work in this style.
We will take a lunch break during class. Bring your own, or order Sleepy Bee Cafe during class and we will bring it to you!
To register, select workshop starting date and time above.
Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His art work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York and in a group exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, both in 2016.
Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln-glass nationally and internationally, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.
To see more of Richard's work, visit fusiostudio.com
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.
Projects will be available for pickup one week after class date.
Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend class at time of registration. 24 hour notice required to keep payment as CREDIT to be used towards another class. All sales final, no refunds.