Thursday, October 4 - Monday, October 8, 2018
Thursday, 10/4 - 10am - 5pm
Friday, 10/5 - 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 10/6 - 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 10/7 - 10am - 5pm
Monday, 10/8 - 10am - 12pm
Brazee is thrilled to welcome back internationally recognized glass artist and instructor, Richard Parrish. Richard's "Tapestry" technique has captivated many of our students and artists around the country, and we are so excited to bring him back to teach the next class in this series!
This new class by Richard Parrish, Beyond Tapestry, picks up where his highly popular Tapestry class left off. Working with similar parts sheets as those used for Tapestry, participants will explore several ways to cut and assemble strips and shapes to create rich patterns and visual texture to use in their own fused glass work. The class will explore several approaches to pattern making, beginning with inspiration such as fiber/fabric (weaving, tapestry, bargello quilting, basketry, etc.); nature (plants, water, etc.); and mathematics and geometry (proportion, grids, lines, circles, etc.). Workshop participants will make
several samples pieces as they explore the vast potential of working with pattern sheets, including methods for cutting the sheet, on edge strip construction, thick layered blocks, and slumping and forming methods. Color, opacity and transparency will be considered also. Many of the techniques in this class can be adapted and used with other patterned glass. Each person will develop her/his own patterns through sketching and mock-ups. Techniques will be explored and developed as needed to achieve these patterns including multiple firings; cutting and reassembling; and coldworking and finishing.
Skills: Participants will cut many strips and shapes from fused parts sheets that are approximately 4mm thick. Glass cutting skills are needed. Ideally, students will have taken the Tapestry class previously.
Tools: Participants may want to bring their own strip cutting systems and glass cutting tools. Brazee will provide shared tools as well. Glass cutters must be in excellent conditions. A wide cutting head for straight cuts is recommended. Brazee offers many strip cutters for sale.
Coldworking: Participants will work with the saw, wet belt sander, flat lap wheel, sandblaster, and diamond hand pads.
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!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Register for this workshop before May 1 - $885 tuition
After May 1 - $930
To register, select workshop starting date and time above.
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.