The Cactus Flower - Craig Mitchell Smith
In this intensive four day workshop, students will learn all of Craig’s tips, tricks, and treasures to make this new multi-layered cactus flower sculpture in the colors of their choosing. This is not just a new flower! Craig has developed a new way of making. Now there is an alternative to messy lost wax casting! Craig will show how to combine cast and fused glass in a new way.
Diamond carving, powdering, and custom texture mold making will be covered. You will be introduced to complex draping techniques to simultaneously drape several layers of glass! The result will be a finished gallery quality piece for wall or table. This workshop is for those with experience in fused glass.
What the Artist Has to Say:
“As a self-taught artist, my curiosity and creativity have taken me in many directions over the years. I am a painter; I have done interior and garden design throughout the U.S., set design for local theaters and floral design. I have also designed weddings throughout the U.S. and in England. In late 2005, I found glass. I started with making glass jewelry, but soon felt limited by the size and dimension. I moved quickly to glass sculpture because I liked the freedom of expression and scale. For me, the transparency of glass is a metaphor for memory. Even though the glass sculpture or design stays the same, if you move around the piece, or change the direction of the light or its intensity, you can change the memory. My designs often include the interplay of glass, light and water and range from garden sculptures to sculptural drawings, to portraits in glass, to wall hangings. I’m looking forward to sharing with you all!”
August 11-14, 2023
All glass and materials are included in this class.
Either bring lunch, or we will order out and pick it up for you.
There is also one evening where a fun-filled dinner will be hosted by Meryl!
If you’d like more information regarding this class, feel free to call us at 732-384-7504.