A Brief – But Intense – Focus on Venetian-Style Glassblowing

William Gudenrath

In its heyday, Venetian glass was the epitome of decadence and skill. Working in this style is still a practice of intensity and concentration. This class will focus on the basic procedures and elements used in traditional, Venetian-style glassblowing. These include the tumbler, merese, blown-foot, and knop. The goals of this workshop, precision and facility, will be achieved through brief demonstrations and much repetition by the students. Some experience in the hotshop is required.

This class is being offered as part of our 40 for 40 series, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of UrbanGlass.

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: June 24 — June 25
    10:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor, Visiting

William Gudenrath

The resident advisor of The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. 

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