Melted and Molded: Cast Glass and Metal (a Collaborative Offering with Brooklyn Metal Works)
Weekly ClassWeekly Class | 8 Sessions: October 16 — December 11
Thursdays, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
This workshop is the first collaborative offering between UrbanGlass and Brooklyn Metal Works. This rare opportunity to combine the facilities and expertise of both studios is perfect for the student looking to combine glass and metal elements to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry. By focusing on the necklace, students will have a large format to consider both materials in relation to one another. For the first half of the workshop students will be working in glass and class will be held at UrbanGlass. The second half of the workshop will be held at Brooklyn Metal Works and will cover the metalsmithing techniques.
For the glass portion of the workshop we will use kilnforming to complete the lost wax cast process. Students will learn the art of mold making with mediums such as rubber, alginate, and plaster+silica. These processes will give students the opportunity to turn non-glass items and sculpted wax models into glass and create multiples of each object. Once the glass is fired, we will use the cold shop to cut, grind and polish to finish the form.
The metal portion of the class will also incorporate wax working and metal castings in conjunction with the glass elements. Fabricating directly in the metal, soldering, linkages, and various setting techniques will be taught as well. The design considerations of building a necklace and working on the body will be discussed throughout the course.
This course is open to everyone, from beginner to advanced. No previous glass or metal working experience is required.
*Please note that the metal casting aspect of this workshop will be outsourced. All glass materials are included in the price of the workshop but there may be additional metals materials that are specific to your project that will have to be purchased.
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