Saturday + Sunday, March 14 + 15, 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm each day
Brazee is thrilled to welcome back master flameworker Joy Munshower to teach this exciting new glass workshop!
Students will be sculpting bas-relief style beads on the torch with an emphasis in surface texture detail and cane application. Students will learn how to sculpt Hedgehogs, Dragons, Amazon Parrots, and a Giraffes from both photo reference and instructor-drawn examples. Students will learn how to break down the shapes of these animals and how to apply those shapes to sculpting in a bas-relief or low-relief style on a base bead. Students will also learn how to make complex canes and how to apply those to mimic “quills, scales and feathers”. A Giraffe will be taught to teach the students how to apply a coat pattern and how to create realistic wrinkles and hair texture. Students will also learn how to use special tools and scalpels to facilitate and ease sculpting in a low-relief style as well as in 3-D. Some photo and diagram reference will be provided to the students to better illustrate shape, anatomy and composition breakdown.
Students will be working with 104 COE glass.
All materials included and student tool kits provided during class.
Intermediate - Advanced Level. 1-year flameworking experience required.
BIO - JOY MUNSHOWER
Artist Joy Munshower spent most of her early career as a professional sculptor making and selling her bronze wildlife sculptures. Then, after 20 years in the construction and interior design industry, Munshower rediscovered her passion for wildlife. But rather than using bronze, she became captivated with glass — specifically flameworking. “I find the process of melting and shaping glass, and then tooling it and coaxing it into shape mesmerizing,” she says. Her sculpted glass beads depict horses, marine animals, exotic birds, and other wildlife and are exquisitely detailed. Munshower says, “Now I am addicted to the vivid colors and subtle textures of glass.”
Munshower studied ceramic studio practices at San Jose State University and earned her graduate degree in sculpture from California State University at Fresno. Her work has been featured in many publications including The Flow and GlassLine Magazine. She teaches workshops around the country in low-relief, or bas-relief, sculpting which allows her to layer bones, muscles, feathers or fur to create realistic animal medallions.
To learn more about Joy, visit joymunshower.com