Sharing knowledge and unleashing creativity for your own pleasure and the sake of humanity!
I am planning 2024! Please contact me if you are interested in participating or if you want me to teach at your location.
The idea of this work shop series is to explore your creativity and open up new pathways to your glass art. The workshop is intentionally participant driven. We will work together in a safe space to push our boundaries of creating sculptural glass art. The goal is to expand and free your individual creativity. I will share my experience – the good, the bad and the ugly - and process, and hopefully pass on some knowledge that I gained along the way.
Let’s go on a journey to nurture and free the creative mind!
In creating the interplay of expectations and limits is a fickle one. While both are necessary to turn an idea into an actual object, if considered too early in the process they turn out to restrict our creativity instead of supporting it.
The goal is to stretch our creativity and move out of individual comfort zones. We will work on idea finding, concept development and work process. The focus will be on developing 2D-shapes that go beyond our familiar geometric shapes. You will make two glass pieces that are unique in 2D-shape with and without color. Both pieces will be slumped in a new way and give you a taste of the path of creative slumping. This is just the beginning of your next creative adventure!
Part II of Unleashing Creativity in a Safe Space for your Own Pleasure explores how you can extend your unusual shapes into 3D-Space. We will slump and drape for dynamic visual movement and gain a better understanding of the forces and limitations at work.
Part III of Unlocking Creativity in a Safe Space for your Own Pleasure focusses on multi-part sculptures and the expansion of art space. We will consider all sort of issues that might pop up when you plan an art project that consists of more than one piece. Questions of abstract nature like composition and coherence and as well as practical considerations regarding display and installation. Participants will "own” one kiln shelf for their project during the process.
IThanks to camera phones most of us take pictures of surfaces, colors, and textures that inspire us. Or we browse for images that capture details of what we want to make. TRANSLATING INSPIRATION INTO POWDER guides you through the process and provides you with techniques and ideas on how to translate these inspirations onto your glass piece with powders. As with all my classes, the format is a workshop that consists of developing the conceptualization of a glass project as well as the practical execution of your ideas. We will use (mostly) free-hand applications of Bullseye powders to achieve different textural and color effects.