Susan Taylor Glasgow's Mixed Media/Glass Sculpture course will focus on the serendipity of mixed media and embrace the happy discoveries of glass. Using a book as your inspiration, students will explore mixed media in the format of the altered book, combining glass casting and fusing techniques. Students will learn how to add imagery to glass using special photo stencil paper and glass enamels that get painted onto the glass, then fired on to become permanent.
A variety of joining methods, adhesives, as well as incorporating imagery, text, concept, and narrative will be covered.This class will explore the qualities that strengthen visual impact and the message of an artist's work, while embracing happy explorations in creativity. Studio provides all materials. Students encouraged to bring dust masks and eye protection.Class meets July 21- 23.
Susan Taylor Glasgow was born in Superior, Wisconsin in 1958 and grew up just across the tip of Lae Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota. She migrated south with the geese to the University of Iowa, graduating with a BFA in design in 1983. After working in graphic design for a short period, Taylor Glasgow turned to the sewing skills passed on to her by her mother and opened a dressmaking shop. In 1997, Taylor Glasgow sold her dressmaking shop to pursue her original interest in art, focusing on glass. Utilizing her skills as a seamstress, she developed a unique approach to glass, sticking glass components together and incorporates clay and fiber to her work to create complex forms and imagery. Her work is in the permanent collections of several national and international museums, including the Chrysler Museum, and is represented by Heller Gallery in New York City and Habitat Galleries in Royal Oak, Michigan.