In this class, students will learn the graal technique. Using imagery from a memory or dream, students will learn various imagery techniques that will help them transfer their memories onto glass, that they then will transform into a blown form in the hot shop.
Graals are a 2-step glassblowing project. First, students make blanks or thick walled bubbles. After they anneal, various grinding and enameling is applied to the surface of the blank to give it its imagery. Then, these now finished blanks, are brought back up to temperature in a pick-up oven, where they can be blown out and shaped into a final form.
Class meets September 10-16th. We hope to make this class accessible with school and work schedules, therefore class will not take place during the day Monday-Friday, instead it will run in the evenings and on the weekend. Class will be 8 hours on Sunday the 10th and 8 hours on Saturday the 16th. During the week, class will be 4 hours a night, from 6-10 p.m. Due to the usage of the hot shop and mold making materials, this class has an additional $200 Studio Fee.