MASTERCLASS: Aquarelle Glass Objects with Emma Varga
2-6 Sept 2022 (Friday-Tuesday, 5 days)
During more than 40 years of work as a glass artist, Emma has explored almost all disciplines, but ultimately focused on fusing and casting, which she combines. After much experimentation, she turned to the Pate de Verre technique, which she integrates into her sculptures in wonderful and very innovative ways to create a magical aquarelle effect.
In this workshop, Emma shares her unique package of experience and love of experimentation with the students, detailing her method for fusing and casting multiple layers composed of both sheet glass and delicate Pate de Verre components. Using fine powders, stringers, frits, applying colour – unexpectedly – in small to minute quantities, these and other mosaic-like elements will be combined, layered, stacked, attached, and then fused in the kiln to form 3-dimensional glass objects that are visually intriguing.
As always, theoretical areas such as firing charts will be covered in detail, along with information on cold-working techniques which can be completed out of class enabling students to further develop the finish of their pieces if desired.
No matter if the glass-working experience students bring to this class is small or vast, everyone can participate to design and create several small 3D objects. So, are you ready to join us for this aquarelle adventure? With Emma at the helm, it is sure to be a fun, but informative class which will sell out fast.
Prior experience in glass fusing is required.