Thursday, October 3, 2019
9:30am - 4:30pm
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ANCIENT BEAD CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (ABC)
Brazee is thrilled to welcome back Visiting Artist Lucie Kovarova! As a featured instructor in Brazee's Ancient Bead Conference, Lucie brings incredible skill in murrine and cane design and construction.
In this one-day workshop, students will be assigned a single simple ornament design to transform into a glass cane. A small section of the cane will be shared, allowing each student to be able to assemble a cluster of several ornaments to pull into a new cane.
Students will analyze and plan the design: breaking the desired idea into its smallest possible components, and planning step by step.
Students will learn molten glass application and specific uses of flame/heat, and the advantage of using boro-silicate punties. This is a skill class, to improve and build up students knowledge of glass working techniques.
Students will be working with Moretti, COE 104 glass.
Some glass beadmaking experience required. Flameworking cane experience helpful.
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.
Lucie Kovarova-Weir was born in Boskovice, and grew up in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Pursuing studies in animation; she graduated with a Master's Degree from the prestigious Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, in Prague. She moved to Toronto in 2001 and established the Lunacy Glass Studio in 2002. Lucie currently lives and works in Tweed, Ontario.
Creative process and form awareness is always at the forefront of Lucie’s work focus. The glass pieces she creates surprise viewers by the great attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship. Inspiration for her work often comes from folk art, her garden and a daily life in a small town. Coming from an animation background, she tells a story with a sense of humor and lightness of spirit. All work is created with love and high quality materials in hopes to delight for years to come.