Advanced Transparent Pattern Making with Ian Chadwick
A NEW PATTERN TECHNIQUE USING TRANSPARENT GLASS, PLUS A NEW FIRING AND FINISHING TECHNIQUE WILL BE COVERED IN THIS WORKSHOP!
In this five-day course, participants will explore the principles of advanced pattern making in fused glass. Students will expand their knowledge and experience of kiln-forming and cold-working techniques to produce intricate patterns that utilize symmetry and geometry to create hypnotizing mandala-like patterns.
Participants will be guided through the creation of glass, which once fired will be deconstructed and reassembled. Attendees will learn how the arrangement of tone and color can enhance the optical properties of the pattern design and how to layout the pattern using principles of four-fold and eight-fold symmetry. Students will utilize these concepts and techniques to create a glass piece of their own design.
5 DAY WORKSHOP
June 27-July 1, 2024
Prerequisite: Confidence in cutting and fusing skills
All glass and materials are included in this class. Either bring lunch, or we will order out and pick up for you!
If you'd like more information before registering for this class online, feel free to call us at 732-384-7504
Ian has a background in sculpture and stained-glass window design, disciplines which he applies to his constantly evolving range of kiln-formed glass art. Glass as a medium is inspirational due to its abilities to transform light. The glass he produces is all created within a kiln. The kiln-forming technique of working glass involves constructing and deconstructing of glass elements to produce the end result. It is a deliberate, laborious technique where the glass is worked in its cold state and the end product is achieved by applying precision and patience.
His current range of work is deeply concerned with pattern building. Small pieces of coloured glass are arranged and melted in a kiln to produce a sheet of kaleidoscopic, coloured glass which is then formed to the desired shape. This work embodies his interest in the esoteric art of sacred geometry, commonly found in the rose windows of cathedrals and the mandalas of eastern religious lore.