Member Event: Neon Light Making
Friday 24 May 2013 3:58pm - 3:58pm
Institute of Making
Artists and neon light specialists Julia Bickerstaff and Richard Wheater run taster sessions exploring what Neon is, how it can be harnessed to produce light, and how to make Neon tubes. See glowing examples of neon art explained, expect mesmerising demonstrations of cutting, blowing, stretching, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Members will then get the chance to do a Masterclass in shaping glass under tuition from Wheater & Bickerstaff, and then take home the results. Neon lightmaking is a dying industry with the advent of L.E.Ds and fluorescent tubes. Wheater & Bickerstaff demonstrate the unique and beautiful quality of natural gases like Neon and Argon. We'll also be firing up one of the first ever neon tubes here at UCL, birthplace of the technology.
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