Ancient Beads and Sand Casting Tiles – Janice Peacock
October 10 at 10:00 am - October 14 at 6:00 pm MST$300 – $900
Ancient Mask Beads and Vessels
In the first three days of this class, we will work sculpturally in the flame, and you’ll create mask beads inspired by masks from Africa and South America. This class will allow you to hone your sculptural skills, using these stylized faces as a starting point. We’ll decorate these mask shapes with various types of powders, including reduction powders and enamels, as well as a few non-glass elements. We will also explore classic ancient vessel shapes. You’ll have lots of time to play with the endless decorative possibilities that powders can create. The result will be beads that look like artifacts that have been dug up from an archaeological dig. In this class, we’ll discover the transformational power of masks, revealed in the flame, one bead at a time.
Sand Casting Decorative Tiles
On the last day of this class, we will have an introduction to the exciting process of hot glass sand casting. We’ll focus on creating glass decorative glass tiles using this easy-to-learn method of working with hot glass. The casting process involves the creation of open-faced temporary molds made by pressing objects into the sand, preparing the mold for the casting process, and then pouring a ladle of molten glass from the furnace into the mold. The sand molds can be decorated with almost anything as long as there are no undercuts: mask, toys, or natural elements such as bark and pods. Join us for this fun and rewarding class and make some unique tiles that can be used in your home as trivets or paperweights.
This class includes glass packs and lunches. We will also have a hot shop dinner the first night of class and a graduation ceremony/ dinner the second to last night of class.
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