Part and Parcel: The Casting and Assemblage of Multiple Elements
**June 7-11, 2019**
With Visiting Artist Anna Boothe
Sometimes parts that are integral to a whole need to be created separately before being assembled into a finished state. For Part and Parcel, we will concentrate on part-making, all the whys and hows of making cast glass elements that later combine with each other, other process-made glass parts, or found objects. Students should come with ideas for making sculptural or functional forms that consist of various elements. As a class, and individually, we will discuss technically and visually how best to deconstruct these forms in order to re-make them in parts. In doing so, we will explore in-process design strategies and post-casting assembly options.
Technically, our focus will be on lost-wax casting, including processes for making wax multiples, approaches to sprueing and venting and of course mold-making and firing strategies along with all of the necessary information in between.
Some familiarity with glass casting basics is a plus, but not mandatory.
June 7-11, 2019; 10 AM - 5 PM or later
With degrees in sculpture and glass from Rhode Island School of Design and Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, Anna Boothe has worked with glass since 1980. Her primarily kiln-cast sculptural and decorative works have been exhibited at numerous venues including the Tittot Glass Art and Bergstrom-Mahler Museums, Museum of American Glass, Museum of Greater Lafayette, and Kentucky Museum of Art and Design, and are included in the permanent collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, Racine Art Museum and Tacoma Museum of Art.