Working in shallow space: Bas relief kilnformed glass

For: Students with at lease 1 year experience working with glass
Tutor: Richar Parrish

Course Outline

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 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. Intricate surface relief, texture, colour and light interactions are possible in “shallow space”. The workshop will begin with a brief survey of the use of relief  in art and architecture throughout history. Simple materials sch as fiber paper will be used to create complex forms, shapes and textures. 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. All materials are supplied in this workshop. to see more of Richard’s work visit his website

Course Cost: $1320 ($520 dep required balance due 15th Dec )
NOTE: Please read our class cancellations and transfers policies here
Contact Hours: (4 full days )

Saturday till Tuesday

9.30am - 4pm

10th - 13th March 2018

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please bring: personal protective equipment: safety glasses, ear protection and dust mask