Working In Shallow Space: Bas Relief in Kilnformed Glass

June 29 to July 2, 2012

Will be taught by Richard Parrish

Price: $895.00 USD (Includes all materials and lunch each day.)

Class Info pdf: Working in Shallow Space: Bas Relief in Kilnformed Glass

See Richard’s work on www.fusiostudio.com.  This workshop focuses on the intent and techniques that he uses for his “Mapping” work.

 Bas relief is found in the art and architecture of all cultures and has existed for thousands of years. It is a kind of carving or sculpture in which the figures are raised or depressed slightly from a flat background to give a three-dimensional effect. Subtle changes in the levels of the surface and the interplay of light and shadow on the planes enable us to see and appreciate the composition.

This class explores the rich possibilities of working in relief in kilnformed glass. Simple materials such as fiber paper are used to create complex forms, shapes and textures. Intricate surface relief, texture, color and light interactions are possible in “shallow space.” The workshop will include a brief survey of the use of relief in art and architecture throughout history. Sheet glass, frit and powder are the primary glass materials used. Coldworking techniques will be used to create additional textures and to finish the work. Numerous reference samples will be made in preparation for a comprehensive final project.


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