Erna Piechna-Sowersby (CH)
The raw material for this work is a transparent coloured glass block, which will be transformed into a tall elegant vessel by means of the drop out process. The interaction of material and process will lead to a clarity in the glass, which normally can only be obtained by glass blowing.
The further steps of the work include the separation of the ‘collar’ as well as the shaping and polishing on the lapping machine. Special light effects are achieved by intricate sandblasting, which by means of photosensitive masks and commercial resist foils will create complex patterns of matt and shiny onto the glass surface.
In the class students will create two vessels, which will enter a dialogue through concept and colour scheme.
Projects Two vessels plus reference samples
Skill Level – some experience in kiln forming is advantageous.
- Fusing – Drop Out – View & Transparency – Erna Sowersby – 8. – 9. January 2016
- Fusing – Drop Out – View & Transparency – Erna Sowersby – 24 – 25 March 2017