Introduction to Kilnforming Weekend Workshop

Dena Pengas

In this fun two-day class, you will learn the skills to make items like plates, coasters, wall sconces, and jewelry elements; this and more is possible when working with kilnformed glass. The workshop will introduce students to the fundamentals of kilnforming – glass cutting, fusing and slumping.  Students will work with flat glass, crushed glass, stringers and rods, as well as metal inclusions, to make finished pieces.  Experimentation is highly encouraged. Please feel free to bring sketches and ideas but no preparation or experience is necessary.

Class Schedule
  • Weekend | 2 Sessions: July 23 — July 24
    10:00 - 3:00 pm

Dena Pengas

Dena Pengas is a Brooklyn-based artist who works mainly with kilnformed and cast glass.  Dena’s work is often playful and colorful, and her building-block and puzzle jewelry series celebrate iconic forms from childhood games and toys.  In addition to focusing on her jewelry and Judaica lines, she has taught jewelry making and introductory and advanced kiln forming at UrbanGlass for several years.  Along with her studio work, Dena is a member of the Burnt Asphalt Family, a performance group that combines hot glass and cooking techniques.

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