Guest Artist Series

You are here

Featured Artist Demonstration: Fred Wilkerson

Amphitheater Hot Shop
October 2 - 3, 2015

Stop in to the Amphitheater Hot Shop to see special Hot Glass Demonstrations featuring Fred Wilkerson, maker of the Wineglass Marathon medals!

Fred will be working in the Amphitheater Hot Shop on Friday, October 2 at 2 and 3 pm, and on Saturday at 11 am, 2 pm, and 3:30 pm. He will be demonstrating using the side-arm press.  First introduced in the early 1800s, the press took production time of a piece down from minutes to seconds and was also the first step toward the mass production of glass. Fred will bring his own molds to demonstrate the process of pressing glass. Each demonstration will be narrated and will be about 15–20 minutes in length. All demonstrations are included in the cost of admission.