Pre- and Post-Conference Events

Looking for something to do before or after the conference? Below are some opportunities to consider. 

POST CONFERENCE • LOCAL EVENTS

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Title: Blow-Cast-Hot-Cold
Instructor: Rob Stern
Date: March 23-26; 2019 (Saturday-Tuesday)
Time: 9am-5pm w/1 lunch hour
Cost: $650 per Student Maximum Students 8
Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced

This intensive course will provide a full immersion into combining glass casting and blowing together with hot and cold construction techniques that will expand your awareness threefold. The tested methods provided in an easy to understand format to equip you with the awareness of how to produce complex glass constructions and apply it to your own work.

Daily demonstrations and directives will involve the students so as to create a hands-on understanding for projects which will have the potential to champion scale and tradition. We will focus on the steps you need to make to take your art from the pedestal to the floor, wall, room or exterior. There will be discussions regarding inspiration, processes and formal aspects of making sculpture, adhesive and mechanical fabrication, and site-specific installations. Students will be encouraged and assisted to make a completed piece for a final review.

Location: The workshop will be held at Gott Glass Studio and Gallery, located in the heart of Seminole Heights, the hippest, old neighborhood in Tampa, just north of downtown. Established in 1993 by Susan Gott, the facility was designed and built as a casting and blowing studio; equipped with a 600-pound casting furnace, seven annealing ovens, glory holes, casting tools, cold shop, graphite and steel molds, a mold-making studio and gallery.

For Questions concerning the workshop contact Susan Gott at GottGlass1@gmail.com
Local Accommodation information will be provided with registration.
To Register Online go to https://store.gottglass.com/workshops/

 


POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Hot Casting-Rigid Sand Molds and Thinking Outside of the Sandbox
Instructor: Susan Gott
Date: April 1-5; 2019 (Monday-Friday)
Time: 9 am-5 pm w/1 lunch hour
Cost: $750 per Student  Maximum Students 8

“Thinking Outside of the Sandbox” This fast-paced workshop will take you beyond basic sand-casting and explore a variety of techniques with a focus on the ‘rigid-sand’ molds, using binders as a tool to take sculptural ideas to the next level with hot glass casting.

This rigid-sand mold-making technique has advantages for the student or professional; versatility, speed, storage, and scale. Detailed, technical information will be provided and students will create molds and cast one or objects using specifically formulated sodium silicate/ Co2 binders. Additionally, casting demonstrations will explore a variety of alternative mold materials to achieve creative surfaces: wood, graphite, wax, bubbles, balls, copper, color, inclusions, rubber molds, metal molds, the use of torches and the best techniques to finesse of pouring the molten lava. We will utilize glass blowing and glory holes to create ‘inclusions’ and sand mold blown sculptures. Experimentation will be encouraged with an educated understanding of the limitations of the materials.

There will be discussions of the use of cast glass in large-scale sculpture and public art, annealing, finishing techniques, paints, patinas, gold leaf, adhesives, and an overview of the basics of grinding and polishing. Students will be encouraged to explore the interior and exterior beauty of hot cast glass and how to make the magic happen. Annealing times may vary for some works and shipping arrangements for completed projects may have to be arranged.

Location: This workshop will be held at Gott Glass Studio and Gallery, located in the heart of Seminole Heights, the hippest, old neighborhood in Tampa, just north of downtown. Established in 1993 by Susan Gott, the facility was designed and built as a casting and blowing studio; equipped with a 600-pound casting furnace, seven annealing ovens, glory holes, casting tools, cold shop, graphite and steel molds, a mold-making studio and gallery.

For Questions concerning the workshop contact Susan Gott at GottGlass1@gmail.com
Local Accommodation information will be provided with registration.
To Register Online go to https://store.gottglass.com/workshops/

 


 

LOCAL EVENTS

"Cross the Bridge" (TENTATIVE)
Friday Night March 29, 2019
Open Studio and Gallery Event at Gott Glass Studio & Gallery in Tampa.

Gott Glass Studio and Gallery in Tampa, atelier of artist Susan Gott will be open Friday night, March 29,2019. Susan Gott welcomes the Glass Art Society Conference attendees to stop by and join the fun. Casting Demonstrations, Live music, and refreshments.

Gott Glass Studio and Gallery
811 East Knollwood St
Tampa Florida 33604
Time  6-10 pm

 

Gallery Exhibition: “Spirit Dreams”
Artist: Susan Gott
March 15 – April 30, 2019. 

Red Cloud Indian Arts is proud to exhibit the sculptural cast glass pieces of Susan Gott. Discover the spirit of Gott’s work as it embodies mythological imagery, symbolism, and philosophies to create a new mythos in glass.

Red Cloud Gallery will be open for GAS Conference Gallery Hop, Friday Night March 30, 2019.

Red Cloud Indian Arts
214 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33701
727-821-5824
Contact: Harriet & Steve Rambeaux

 

 

The Glass Art Society reserves the right to deny applications for Technical Display, advertising participation, GAS membership or the conference from anyone for any reason.