Monday, February 3 - Thursday, February 6, 2020
10am - 5pm each day
Brazee is thrilled to welcome back Visiting Instructor and Artist Nathan Sandberg for Let It Flow! Don't miss your chance to learn from Nathan Sandberg - artist, educator, and a true innovator in kilnglass art. This will be the first time Nathan has brought Let It Flow to Brazee!
In 2005 Nathan Sandberg was one member of the team of Bullseye Glass Co. technicians working with internationally known ceramic artist Jun Kaneko on a massive kilnformed glass project. In the years that followed Nathan helped develop curriculum in kiln glass that built upon the discoveries made during the Kaneko Factory Exchange.
In February 2020 Nathan will return to Brazee Street Studios with his updated version of the Original “Go With The Flow” workshop. Classroom time will be spent considering how glass moves and how we can use flow to our advantage. Principles of flow, deformation and displacement will be exploited. One project will result in a decorative dropout vessel while the others will produce a sculptural thick wedge and block that demonstrate flow within a larger volume of glass.
Coldworking is an integral part of working with flow. Post firing activities include demonstrations and plenty of worktime to refine surfaces and edges via coldworking. The coldworking skills learned in this class are applicable to all types of kiln glass projects.
All are welcome, the only prerequisites are the ability to cut glass and a willingness to experiment and take risks in the kiln. Please note that every effort will be made to finish all projects in class but students may find it appropriate to put the finishing touches on their projects in their own studio post class.
Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.
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.
Artist and educator, Nathan Sandberg is based in Portland, Oregon. After working in the Research & Education department at Bullseye Glass company for 8 years he started Nathan's LLC in 2012 and has established himself as one of the top kiln-glass educators teaching today.
From Santa Fe to Zurich and Australia to Norway, Nathan is usually somewhere on the planet presenting fresh, innovative curriculum at a wide range of studios, schools and art centers.
He is widely credited as the pioneer of the modern Vitrigraph methods which he began to develop at the Bullseye Factory in 2009 and has since taken to unprecedented levels of control.
In 2015 Nathan's LLC moved out of the basement and into a proper studio space in the Kenton neighborhood of North Portland. Today, Nathan uses OnGrade Studio as his home base and can be found there relentlessly producing work for exhibitions and developing new curriculum to teach whenever he isn't on the road.
His primary material is glass although his installations commonly make use of other materials such as wood, metal and concrete. And his artwork can be found in private and public collections around the world.
For more information, visit nathansandberg.com