2009 Pre & Post Conference Workshops

2009 Pre and Post Conference Workshops


The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
607.974.6467 www.cmog.org/thestudio

One-week and two-week courses with top instructors, in a variety of glassmaking techniques.

Pre-conference workshops:
June 1-6,
Glassblowing: 
John Miller
June 1-6, 
Flameworking:
 Loren Stump
June 1-10, 
Glassblowing:
Davide Salvadore 
June 1-10,
Pate de verre:
Shin-ichi & Kimiake Higuchi 
June 1-10,
Cold working:
Jiyong Lee
June 8-10,
Glassblowing:
William Gudenrath
June 8-10,
Flameworking: 
Cesare Toffolo
June 8-10,
Engraving:
Jiri Harcuba

Post-conference workshops:

June 15-26, 
Glassblowing: 
Elio Quarisa 
June 15-26,  
Flameworking: 
Suellen Fowler 
June 15-26,  
Kiln Working:
Catharine Newell
June 15-26,  
Engraving & Cold Working: 
Jiri Harcuba & Martin Rosol 

Wood-fired Glassblowing and Ceramic Workshop

Teachers: Fred Herbst and Steve Gibbs
Cost: $400 for three days
An introductory workshop to wood-fired ceramic firing and glassblowing technology. This innovative workshop will provide participants hands-on experience with contemporary wood-fire technology. We will explore the intersections of ceramics and glass simultaneously through wood firing. Working as a team, participants will load and fire ceramic objects, close the furnace, prepare and stoke wood, monitor temperatures and operation of the wood furnace, and blow glass using wood-fire technology. Participation will require working shifts TBD around the clock to stoke wood. No previous experience required. Participants will be provided ceramic and glass tools, materials, and instruction. Participants who are able to bring bisque-fired ceramic objects for wood firing should contact Fred Herbst at herbst@corning-cc.edu for technical information. This workshop will take place at the Corning Community College.

Engineering the Arts

Collaborations of Artists and Engineers
Experimental Glass Workshop
NYSCC @ Alfred University
June 8-10, 2009

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELED AS OF MAY 15, 2009.

With a Faculty team from both the Glass Sculpture and Glass Engineering divisions of the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, we will work during this three-day intensive workshop to create glass objects to analyze, strengthen, break, and explore the innate properties of glass.  The workshop will cooperatively utilize the art and engineering facilities at the NYSCC at Alfred University and is open to all levels of glass experience. Alfred is within a one hour drive of Corning, NY. 

The Ocean Seminar

Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Approximately 4 hours, including lunch.
Contact: William Warmus at www@warmus.com or 607-533-7688
Glass artists including Louis C. Tiffany in America and Emile Galle in France have produced an impressive body of work celebrating the mysterious world beneath the sea. Former Corning Museum curator and author William Warmus is a scuba diver who writes and lectures about the ocean as a work of art. He offers this intensive seminar in an effort to interest more artists in the undersea realm as a resource for inspiration. The Ocean Seminar explores work by Jules Verne, the Blaschkas, and Rene Lalique as well as studio glass artists Dale Chihuly, Josh Simpson and Klaus Moje. The course will also focus on undersea images and videos made by prominent ocean explorers.

The seminar is free (except for meals and incidental expenses), but limited to 20 qualified applicants.


Glassblowing with Ed Schmid

A limited number of spaces are available to study glassblowing techniques at the furnace with Ed Schmid, author of "Beginning Glassblowing" and "Advanced Glassworking Techniques."
From those with little to no experience to intermediate and advanced levels, these will be structured as private tutorials that are sure to be fun, informative and highly rewarding in a relaxed comfortable setting here in the heart of Corning. Sessions with Ed will be available; Sun. June14, Mon. June 15, and Tues. June 16. (Please contact us for more details at Hands-on Glass Studio in Corning, NY, (within close in proximity to the GAS conference site; rides to the studio are available for those who need it). For more info about the workshops, contact: Rodi Rovner at Hands-on Glass; (607) 962-3044 or email: rodi@handsonglass.com or visit: www.handsonglass.com).


Flame of Mind


Two workshops in Flameworking and Beadmaking with soft glass” co-taught by Beau Anderson and Sage Holland

Tuesday June 9th & Wednesday June 10th, and a Post-conference workshop, Monday June 15th, Tuesday June 16th, & Wednesday June 17th. The first workshop will be suitable for beginners to intermediate and the second session for intermediate to advanced levels. Both will include sculptural as well as ancient and contemporary Beadmaking techniques for soft glass. There will be a special emphasis on joining multiple shapes and patterns together and integrating sculptural aspects into one piece. However participants can work at their own pace with ample one on one time with the facilitators. For more info call 1-870-363-4890 or emailsageandtomemail@gmail.com .  (This workshop will take place at Hands-on Glass Studio in Corning, NY, (within close in proximity to the GAS conference site; rides to the studio are available for those who need it). For more info about the workshop, contact: Rodi Rovner at Hands-on Glass; (607) 962-3044 or email: rodi@handsonglass.com or visit: www.handsonglass.com).


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