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Glassmaking Classes at The Studio

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Keeping It Simple


August 31 - September 5, 2020
One-Week Session

This class will focus heavily on demonstrations using borosilicate glass to explore blown forms. The tools and approach will be uncomplicated, and will not use blow tubes, blow hoses, L-marvers, or hand torches. Instead, students will learn to use points, jacks, ellipse shears, and a blade marver to shape the glass. Instruction will draw upon physical examples of past and current work, delve into sketchbooks of untried designs, and utilize students’ ideas as a catalyst for investigating material and technique. Be prepared for tons of trial and error, problem solving, and bring a creative outlook on how the material might be used outside of predictable flameworking norms. This class works with borosilicate (hard) glass. Students should have one year or more flameworking experience, preferably having used points.


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Matt Eskuche

Matt Eskuche began flameworking in 1998 and studied with Emilio Santini and Cesare Toffolo. He exhibits with Habatat Galleries Chicago and Sandra Ainsley Gallery in Toronto. His work has been...