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All rolled up: kiln formed glass meets the furnace

March 13 @ 9:30 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm


For: Students with at lease 1 year of fusing experience
Tutor: Scott Chaseling

The roll-up technique has been adapted from Venetian murrine cane pick-up technique, used by glass blowers for centuries. Traditionally glass blowers would pick up pieces of pre-formed glass cane to decorate glass vessels. The adaptation of using pre-fused panels of glass was developed by an innovative team of Australian glass artists, playing a pivotal roll within the team was Scott Chaseling. This pioneering group developed a  method of picking up pre-fused glass sheets and then rolling them into a vessel form. The level of control of image and design is far greater than usually available to glass blowers, likewise this unique technique offers kiln formers the opportunity to present their work in a 3D format not normally available using kiln forming techniques. Students will work at Blue Dog Glass to create fused panels, these will then be taken to a glass blowing studio where the panels will be picked up on a punty (glass blowing pipe) and rolled into a vessel form. Students do not need to have any prior experience with glass blowing, as this part of the production process will be performed by Scott and a team of professional glass blowers.  However students will be able to assist in the hot glass studio and act as directors in the manufacture of their work. To find out more about the roll-up process, Bullseye’s tip sheet #6 offers a great overview, it can be viewed online at http://www.bullseyeglass.com/images/stories/bullseye/PDF/TipSheets/tipsheet_06.pdf

Students will make two pieces in the workshop and will gain valuable knowledge into the production process, which they will be able to draw on in future works. All materials are included in the workshop fee. Bullseye Glass will be used in this workshop.

After having studied in Australia, Scott Chaseling traveled widely, developing new works in new locations through teaching, residencies and workshops. Recent solo exhibitions have been in the European Museum of Contemporary Glass, Germany, the Musee du Verre,France and Canberra Museum and Gallery, Australia. In 2006 he was invited as the Levehulme Research Fellow to the University of Sunderland in the UK and between 2007- 10 he lived and worked in Berlin, Germany, continuing his own art practice. Scott Chaseling’s work is represented in many international museums and private collections including the Australian National Gallery, The Pergamon Museum, Germany and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan.

Scott’s technical brilliance is clearly evident in this diverse and prolific body of work. The work that he is most commonly associated with is the roll -up technique. These vibrantly coloured works are narrative in nature featuring images on both the interior and exterior of the vessel.

Course Cost: $1390 ($600 dep required to secure a place, balance due 1st feb)
NOTE: Please read our class cancellations and transfers policies here
Contact Hours: (5 full days)

Class Materials

Please bring the following to class:
All materials included, students will need to bring personal protective equipment, eye glasses, ear protection and dust mask. And glass cutting tools


March 13 @ 9:30 am
March 17 @ 5:00 pm
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