SESSION 2: Corporis

June 8-19, 2021

Student applications accepted until courses are filled. Learn more about how to apply, tuition details, and more here

Artists in Residence: Nikolai & Simon Haas, Dawit N.M.

Craftspersons in Residence: Brandyn Callahan, Aya Oki

 

WITHIN THE BUBBLE

Glassblowing, Hot Sculpting

Come and be immersed in studies of function, design, and technical problem solving! In this course, students will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble. Throughout the session, there will be an emphasis on the freedom to explore both process and the potential of the material. Students will learn to mix and match glassblowing and hot-sculpting techniques to realize their vision, as well as learning bit work and how to use various torches and the garage.

E / INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED

MARTIN JANECKÝ

Martin Janecký began working with glass at thirteen at his father’s factory in the Czech Republic. After graduating from the Glass School, Nový Bor, he gained experience in South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands, and the US, where he studied at Pilchuck Glass School under Richard Royal and William Morris. He has been a visiting artist and instructor at various glass programs worldwide. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums all over the world, and in 2019 he set up Janecký Studio in Prague. 

CONCERNING CYCLES

Glassblowing, Recycled Glass, Experimentation, Performance

Explore different mediums, skills, and processes that push both material and practice into uncomfortable places. How do you react to and deal with the unplanned? Using recycled glass, blow or sculpt objects, use them as vessels, framework, fragments, reflectors, skins, and situate them in different environments and combinations to see if and how their narrative shifts. We will initiate processes, follow them, respond to them—and document what happens through video and photography. We’ll work collectively, utilize and share our strengths for a final collaborative performance, installation and/or video piece.

E / ALL LEVELS

SIMONE FEZER & MARIA PHILLIPS

Simone Fezer addresses the fragility and interdependency of all life and creates interdisciplinary and immersive environments. She has a teaching assignment for sculptural glass at the State Academy of Fine Arts, Germany, and exhibits her large-scale installations in glass and mixed media nationally and internationally. Maria Phillips is an artist, educator, and director of the Recology King County Artist in Residence Program based in Seattle. Her work is a manifestation of inconspicuous beauty that awaits in the random encounters and habitual rhythms of her immediate environment.

NEW FRONTIERS IN STAINED GLASS

Stained Glass, Painting, Imagery, Assemblage

There are many possibilities for creating imagery in stained glass! This class will span the historical to the as-of-yet unexplored. We will focus on creating panels of narrative and abstract imagery, encouraging new and unexpected approaches. Some of the processes we will cover include stained-glass painting, sandblasting and engraving flashed glass, layering flashed glass, and assembly with both lead and copper foil. Expect to discover technical, material, and creative directions which will expand your creativity and your ways of thinking about glass and art.

E / ALL LEVELS

GLENN CARTER & JUDITH SCHAECHTER

Glenn Carter is a freelance glassmaker based in Plymouth, England. He is a glass lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and holds an MVA from the Australian National University in Canberra. He has work installed in over thirty-five non-secular buildings throughout the UK. Judith Schaechter graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is collected internationally and is represented in such museums as Philadelphia Museum of Art; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian, Washington D.C. 

 

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Kiln Casting, Hot-Glass Manipulation, Lost Wax, Experimentation, Narrative

The creatural nature of many folklore and fairy tales often centers on the body, gender, and the human condition. Inspired by these ideas, this course will motivate an individual narrative sculptural potential using kiln casting, formed, and inclusions in hot glass. Through a lost-wax process using Zircar as our primary casting material, students will pursue a personal inquiry towards creating unique singular sculptures. To facilitate a variety
of experimental works, the pieces produced will be small and limited in number.

E / ALL LEVELS

STEPHEN PAUL DAY & SIBYLLE PERETTI

Stephen Paul Day is an avid seeker of the curious and wonderful, deriving pleasure by creating works deeply motivated by a sense of connected historical relevance and through appropriate traditional skills. German artist Sibylle Peretti creates multimedia collages and sculptures balancing the nostalgia of impending loss – societal or environmental - with the fortitude of understanding ourselves and the world. Together, Day and Peretti created Club S+S, and split their time living and working in New Orleans and Berlin.

THE ANATOMY OF SCULPTING

Flameworking, Figurative Sculpting, Hollow Sculpting

This course is for students who wish to explore and/or sharpen their hollow-sculpting techniques. Students will learn how to understand and form proportional anatomy, express movement, and refine details. Not only will we cover technical glassblowing using borosilicate tubing and rods, we will also work on developing effective sketch-to-bench practices. Together we will create a collection of dynamic hollow-glass characters! Previous flameworking experience is highly recommended.

E / INTERMEDIATE

SIBELLEY

Sibelle Yuksek, also known as Sibelley, works independently out of her studio in downtown Los Angeles. She received her BFA in illustration and in craft/material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in 2012. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles in 2014, she spent much of her career flameworking for Neptune Glassworks and performing for clients such as Carhartt, Von Miller, Flow Kana, and others.