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Particle Theory III: Exploring the Possibilities of Glass Powders


June 15 - 20, 2020
Kiln Working
All Levels
One-Week Session

Students will work with glass powders and frits in unconventional ways to create three-dimensional sculptures, objects, and vessels. Initially, students will explore talc sand as mold materials, create their own stencils and use found objects to create layered and dimensional forms. This work will be followed by the exploration of natural phenomena such as water, wind, sedimentation and compression, as well as burn-out processes as effects to shape glass powders before and during the firing process.

Lectures and demonstrations will be as essential to the class as time for students to make their own work. The aim is to observe the material and to link observations to knowledge about other things unrelated to glass. With the focus being on experimentation, the creation of finished and perfect objects will be secondary. No prior experience is necessary for you to succeed in this class.


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Anna Mlasowsky

Growing up, German artist Anna Mlasowsky wanted to be an archaeologist. Instead, she focused her curiosity on studying the traditions and habits of glassmaking. “The way we evaluate a material and...