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Glass Sculpting Intensive at the Glass Furnace in Turkey


Awaken the Beast: Sculpting Animals in Glass

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.

If you’re nervous about traveling internationally, don’t be! The Glass Furnace is one of the most wonderful places on the planet! If you’d like to get a better sense of what it’s like, check out this blog post that Erin wrote about our first visit there, complete with links to 360 photos.

Erin Garmezy (@neffel) and Chris Ahalt (@chaglass) will be teaching at the same time as my session - you are 100% guaranteed to have a good time!