Design/Fabricate Lighting Exploration

Anders Rydstedt, Brendan Keim

Have you ever dreamt of creating your own custom lighting? Have an idea for a lamp that incorporates glass?
Working with experienced glass and lighting designers, students will discuss the limitations and possibilities of creating a custom light with blown glass. Students will work with professional technical glassblowers, providing drawings and observing the process, to bring their ideas to fruition. Though participants will not be blowing the glass, they will be exposed to the variety of possibilities for designers wanting to work with this material and the process of working with fabricators. For the light source itself, the pros and cons of incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, neon, and LED light sources will all be explored, and students will learn the basics of wiring, safety, and working with metal components. Come prepared with a lamp design on the first day; ceiling, floor, table, wall, or sculptural, keeping the glass component under 12” in diameter. Glass and lighting fabrication experience is not required, though this is a very rigorous course that will cover a variety of techniques and lighting types.


This course could be a starting point for a much more elaborate creation or simply an opportunity to light that space over your counter.

Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: June 19 — June 23
    6:00 - 10:00 pm
Instructor, Current

Anders Rydstedt

Anders' relationship with glass is deep-rooted. Continuing the tradition, Anders has worked with glass for over 20 years, since age fifteen, in numerous production and artistic studios throughout the Northeast.

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