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Less as More: The Importance of Subtlety in Sculpture


August 3 - 8, 2020
One-Week Session

In this class, students will learn how to take a simple bubble of glass and sculpt it into the form of their desire using not much more than a blow hose and few key tools. The focus will be on learning how to work in steps. Students will blow, push, and carve our amoeba of glass until it’s a fully evolved species. Expect to get frustrated, evolution takes time, and there are no shortcuts. However, with a little perseverance, students will walk away with more confidence and a better understanding of how far glass can be pushed. This class works with borosilicate (hard) glass. Students should have at least two years of experience working with tubing.


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Chris Ahalt

Chris Ahalt is a flameworker with 19 years experience. In 2005, he apprenticed under master flameworker, Cesare Toffolo, in Murano, Italy. There he learned many of the Venetian techniques for cups...