Esteban Salazar

Instructor

Transplanted from Bogota, Colombia to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001, Esteban is a sculptor, educator, and glass artist producing work that goes from hot-sculpted blown glass objects to art installations of optics and light. In the last twelve years Esteban has worked on unfolding and sharing the knowledge of glassmaking inside and outside of academia. He has been an instructor and a gaffer at the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI), and an Associate Teacher at San Jose State University. In 2013 after completing his MFA in sculpture, Esteban moved to New York where he works as a freelance artist and glassblowing instructor.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Everyday Worlds: Interiors and Exteriors’ de Young Museum in San Francisco (2013), ‘Playing with Fire: The Art of Making Glass’, the Oakland Museum of California (2013), and ‘Even The Smallest Change Can Be Profound, Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino-Americana (MACLA).

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Classes with Esteban Salazar

Weekend

Masks are found in all cultures and times in history, they represent the hopes and fears of their makers. The aim of this workshop is to re-contextualize masks in a modern setting by kiln-forming and casting. 

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Camp

At 2000 degrees molten sand behaves with the fluidity of honey and it can be shaped into anything you can imagine. This intensive workshop is designed to help promising young artists develop the skills to excel in the hot-shop

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Weekly Class

Beyond the commercial world of signage, glass artists have found in neon lighting a vehicle for self expression and experimentation. In this introductory workshop to neon lighting the student will be exposed to various basic technical and aesthetic aspects of bending tubing. 

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Weekend

Through a series of hands-on projects, demonstrations and critiques you will explore the fundamentals of glass blowing and basic cold-working techniques. 

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