Bellevue Art Museum Glass Biennial
November 9, 2018 – April 14, 2019
In 2010, Bellevue Arts Museum launched the BAM Biennial, a juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. Every two years, Bellevue Arts Museum has designated a new focus of exploration. The fifth edition in the series, BAM Biennial 2018: BAM! Glasstastic, will be focused on glass.
With Seattle being the undisputed center for the development of glass as an art form in North America, it was natural that this medium should have been selected to culminate the Museum’s series of purely media-based biennials. In the future, BAM Biennials will be opened to more general themes or techniques in the fields of art, craft, and design.
The simplicity of its composition, the complexity of its production, the many forms it can take—blown, cast, frit, stained—as well as its many uses, from the stained-glass of a medieval cathedral to the modernist skyscraper, from the Venetian goblet to the IKEA tealight, attest to the fact that glass is a paradoxical material, that has inspired the artists of the Northwest for generations.
I typically offer several intensive classes a year- classes will be listed here when registration is available. Previous venues include Pilchuck Glass School, Ox-Bow School of Art, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and North Lands Creative Glass. If you’d like to be added to my mailing list, please subscribe here!
Master Class: Toner Lithography For Glass & Paper
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle WA
March 16-18, 2019
Explore this versatile printmaking method for transferring images from a photocopy or laser print. The technique uses principles from lithography and can be used to print drawings, photographs, found objects- anything that can be photocopied! We will explore building images through layering, multiple color printing, and printing on both glass and paper. (When printing on glass this technique differs from a decal process in that it results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto a glass sheet.) You will create a variety of samples exploring the potentials of the process, including using reactive glasses to widen your color palette. This technique can be used with or without a press. Prerequisites: None
Urban Glass (Brooklyn, NY): July 29 – August 2, 2019
More details coming soon
Toner Lithography for Glass
Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Nov. 14 – 17, 2019
Explore this versatile printmaking method for transferring images from a Xerox or laser print onto glass. The technique uses principles from lithography and can be used to print drawings, photographs, found objects- anything that can be photocopied! This technique differs from a decal process in that it results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto a glass sheet. Over the class, you will create a variety of samples exploring the potentials of the process, including using reactive glasses to widen your color palette. Prerequisites: None
Recent classes include:
M3 | Methods, Materiality & Making
Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore
Kilnforming & Printmaking
Register: Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
July 8 – 25, 2018
What are our methods of creative practice? How can we develop an individualized approach to process through material research? In M3, we’ll explore these questions through focused experimentation in a wide range of materials (glass, metal, paper & print). Each student will then fine-tune their approach to making through careful observation and an individualized methodology. Our group focus will be producing new strategies for the conceptualization and adoption of cohesive yet tangential approaches to the process of creation. Techniques to inspire this process will include digital and analog 2d image creation, screen printing and lithographic transfer processes using glass powders and vitreous enamels on glass and steel, as well as complementary experiments in Pilchuck’s print studio. Field research, daily assignments, readings, and group discussions will support each individual’s creative goals.
Collagraph: Chance Investigations
Register: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
August 30 – September 2, 2018
During this course students explore collagraphs, a unique hybrid of collage and printmaking especially susceptible to unexpected marks and textures in the print matrix. You will cut up and recombine materials such as wax, carborundum, acrylic mediums, fabric, leaves, stencils, string, netting, and grass to create a series of interrelated work. Other methods participants will undertake include incising plexiglass plates with a variety of power tools and discovering experimental weathering in Arrowmont’s natural environment. In addition to pursuing individual experiments, we’ll also look at examples of contemporary artists’ use of chance as a tool for reference and inspiration. Open to all skill levels.