Members Masterclass: Afternoon - Glass working
Monday 27 February 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
In this masterclass, participants will be shown the glass working capabilities of the makespace. This will include ‘noodling' using map gas - often referred to as lampworking. Another station will look at cutting and etching glass using a rotary tool and a pillar drill. Participants will be invited to take small sections of glass and stack them together in microwave kilns to see what happens when you pair materials of different expansion coefficients together and heat them to varied temperatures. Finally, have a try at silvering the inside of a jar.
Dr Shelley James trained in textiles and printmaking before completing a PhD by practice in the Ceramics and Glass Department at the Royal College of Art. Her practice combines traditional approaches with the development of new techniques to explore the creative potential of glass. Shelley has an ongoing residency at the Bristol Eye Hospital and has recently completed the prestigious Jerwood Commission in collaboration with psychologists and crystallographers to explore perception of space and symmetry. She is currently developing a new body of work with the mathematician Sir Roger Penrose on quasi-crystals for exhibition at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2015.
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