Sculpting Intensive at the Glass Spot in Richmond, Virginia
Jan
7
to Jan 11

Sculpting Intensive at the Glass Spot in Richmond, Virginia

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium, with a focus on animals and natural forms. You will learn unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your sculpture to the next level. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches, solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly teamwork. Problem solving will be emphasized, and you are encouraged to bring in images for reference and inspiration.

At least two years of glassblowing experience recommended. Positive attitude and team spirit required!

$650 per person
[4 people min, 6 max]
[audit tuition - $200 - student may attend all classes and assist if they like, but they will not have their own work time - max 2]

Register at https://www.richmondglassspot.com/

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Craft + Design Show 2019
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Craft + Design Show 2019

Now in its 54th year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond's Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Awards are presented in ceramics, contemporary design, fiber, glass, innovative use of traditional craft materials, precious metals, and wood and recycled materials. 

The event will take place November 16-18, 2018 at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed.

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Glass Weekend Workshop at Salem Art Works Festival of Fire
Sep
21
to Sep 23

Glass Weekend Workshop at Salem Art Works Festival of Fire

Salem Art Works is a nonprofit art center and sculpture park located in rural upstate New York. Its Festival of Fire is now in its twelfth year and celebrates all media found & forged in fire. Students from across the nation will come together to share techniques, ideas and resources in iron casting, ceramics, glass blowing as well as blacksmithing. 

The Glass Workshop will be led by guest artist team Grant and Erin Garmezy, during the 2018 Intercollegiate Festival of Fire. Learn how to utilize flame-worked glass components and the "ins and outs" of hot sculpting glass in a collaborative, team-oriented manner in Salem Art Works glass studio. This intensive workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the weekend! 

Cost
Festival of Fire registration is $125 per person; includes camping and meals
Glass Workshop participation is an additional registration fee of $275 per person

Schedule
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6-8 pm / Participant arrival

Friday, September 21, 2018
10am / Student work-day with guest artists

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9-12:00 pm / Grant and Erin Garmezy Demos
1-4:00 pm / Grant and Erin Garmezy Demos
6-7:00 pm / Keynote speech by Grant and Erin Garmezy

Sunday, September 23, 2018
9 am / Unload annealer

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Pilchuck Session 6
Aug
20
to Aug 31

Pilchuck Session 6

Pilchuck Glass School Summer Workshop
SESSION 6: CORPOREAL
AUGUST 20 – 31

From the Furnace to the Flame

Capturing the smallest details in glass can open the door to a whole new world. This mantra is what husband and wife team Grant and Erin Garmezy have been exploring their entire career. Students will learn various hot sculpting techniques both in the hotshop and flameworking studios. From inside sculpting, to solid sculpting, texture techniques, garage work, color application, and ways to combine both flameworking and hotshop techniques seamlessly in the studio. Come ready to be jolted with energy and new found passion that will bring life to both you and your work.

Apply by February 1st for priority placement, scholarship opportunities and TA & AA positions. 

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Summer Workshops at the Cleveland Institute of Art
Jun
11
to Jun 15

Summer Workshops at the Cleveland Institute of Art

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Grant and Erin will be teaching simultaneous courses at Cleveland Institute of Art. Grant's course will focus in hot glass sculpting in the hotshop, while Erin's course will focus on flameworking. Collaboration between the two studios is encouraged!

Intensive in Glassblowing: Sculptural Forms with Grant Garmezy

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. 
This class will focus on special techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your work to the next level by demonstrating the range and freedom the material has and showing its true potential. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly, teamwork. Problem-solving will be emphasized. You are encouraged to bring in images of forms you are interested in creating. 

Intensive in Flameworking with Erin Garmezy

Learn how to create botanical works on the torch using both borosilicate and soft glass. This class will explore the differences between the two types of glass, including the benefits and limitations of using each on the torch. Students will learn basic techniques for constructing leaves, flowers, vines, and other flora. Assembly techniques, including bridging, will be covered. Through collaboration with Grant Garmezy’s sculpture class in the hotshop, students may learn how lampworked components can be brought into the hotshop and assembled onto furnace-blown pieces. 

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Summer Sculpting Intensive at the Glass Spot in Richmond, Virginia
Jun
4
to Jun 8

Summer Sculpting Intensive at the Glass Spot in Richmond, Virginia

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. This class will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your sculpture to the next level. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly teamwork. Problem solving will be emphasized, and you are encouraged to bring in images for reference and inspiration. 

$500 per person
[4 people min, 6 max]
[audit tuition - $200 - student may attend all classes and assist if they like, but they will not have their own work time - max 2]

Email inquiries & registration: theglassspot@gmail.com

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Summer Workshop at Kent State University
May
27
to Jun 9

Summer Workshop at Kent State University

Learn to combine hot-sculpted glass in the hot shop with flameworked soft-glass components to create collaborative glass sculptures. This intensive workshop will focus on the dynamics of timing, teamwork and techniques to create sculptural forms in glass.

Spend the first week with visiting artists Grant Garmezy and Erin Garmezy
Spend the second week working intensively with Kent State Resident Faculty Davin Ebanks

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Application Deadline (without housing): April 30, 2018
Application Deadline (with on-campus housing): April 12, 2018*
College credit option: 3 credits (undergraduate or graduate)
Non-credit option available.

*The room reservation dates are: May 26 – June 10 = 15 days.  Applicants must reserve rooms by April 12 (if needed). More information and pricing on the registration page.

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Visiting Artist at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Visiting Artist at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

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Thursday, February 22nd: Meet the Artist Dinner 6-9pm
Get to know the artist in an intimate setting in a local restaurant.  An elegant yet casual events, the cost is $100 per person and attendees must register and pay ahead of time. For more information and the register, click here.

Friday, February 23rd: Gallery Opening 6-8pm
Benzaiten's Gallery Openings include tasty appetizers, wine, music, and artist demonstrations! Tickets are $15 at the Door (includes 2 drink tickets), or free with a basic membership. More information is found here

Saturday, February 24th : Public Demo 2-5pm
Watch as Grant sculpts molten glass into a masterful sculpture right before your eyes during this fun and lively demonstration!

For more information, visit http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/visiting-artists-2017
 

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Craft + Design Show
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Craft + Design Show

Now in its 53rd year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond's Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Awards are presented in ceramics, contemporary design, fiber, glass, innovative use of traditional craft materials, precious metals, and wood and recycled materials. 

This year’s event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed.

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Sculpting Intensive Workshop at the Glass Furnace
Aug
8
to Aug 19

Sculpting Intensive Workshop at the Glass Furnace

Solid and Blown Sculptures with Grant Garmezy

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. This class will focus on special techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your sculpture to the next level by demonstrating the range and freedom the material has and showing its true potential. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly teamwork. Problem solving will be emphasized, and you are encouraged to bring in images of forms you are interested in recreating.

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