Tapestry and Beyond with Richard Parrish
Richard is fascinated with the richness that results from pattern making and the color variations that are possible. There is a mathematical aspect to pattern making that appeals to his interest in structure and order.
The Tapestry and Beyond Intensive is a boot camp like class. It covers material from both the Tapestry class and the Beyond Tapestry class plus more. This allows for extended explorations of ideas. A complete range of material colors and types, including stringers, sheet glass, and frit will be available for experimentation and projects. People who have taken either Tapestry class are welcome in this class.
Each person will develop her/his own patterns through sketching and mock-ups. Techniques will be explored and developed as needed to achieve these patterns including multiple firings; cutting and reassembling; slumping; and coldworking and finishing.
Prerequisite: Glass cutting experience, particularly strip cutting at 4mm thickness, and prior kilnforming experience.
NOVEMBER 3-7, 2023
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
50% deposit holds your spot! You will be invoiced for the balance 45 days before the workshop.
Richard Parrish operates a studio for kiln-glass in Bozeman, Montana. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. His work was selected for the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review 27 and 38. He was featured in a solo exhibition at the Rockwell Museum in Corning, New York and in a group exhibition at the Glasmuseet Ebeltoft in Denmark, both in 2016.
Richard has taught architecture and design at The University of Michigan and Montana State University. He teaches classes in kiln-glass internationally, focusing on the visual elements of design; color theory; and inspiration, meaning and intent.
Richard’s glasswork includes speculative work; functional objects; and architectural installations and design elements.