Creating Unique Stringers, Frit & Glaze
Sep 30 - Oct 14 | sat | 9:30AM - 4:30PM
This class takes place on 2 Saturday's, September 30 and October 14, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. There will be time to experiment between the 2 week interval.
This class is designed for kiln glass artists and flameworkers, enamelers, and ceramicists who wish to add very unique looks and properties into their work. This class will teach you how to safely melt strands of molten glass out of a crucible from the bottom of a kiln. Glass from that point can be left in string form or can be left to drop into water and shatter, forming frit. This frit can be used in the glass fusing kilns or can be further processed by grinding it into a fine powder to be used in a glaze recipe. Kiln firing and crucible set-up will be taught.
All materials included
Rod Cely was born in Bogotá, Colombia, South America. He studied Industrial Design at the National University of Colombia from 1989 to 1999. His research on glass fusing, creating artificial gems and firing glass kilns started in 1995 to the present 2017.He won first prize in the First bi-annual National Glass Competition in Colombia. His glass today concentrates on designs of Mirefiori a technique that creates distinctive decorative patterns in glass, photography on glass, high/medium/low firings with glass. He has also developed techniques to carve glass and designing ways to melt air bubbles, in controlled ways, in molten glass. He is happily married with two kids. He has lived in Jackson, WY for 17 years where he has taught, made art and industrial design and has worked as an interpreter, in which he has 35 years of experience. While he loves the mountains of Jackson, he wishes the blue-green Caribbean sea was much closer.