An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until October 25, 2021
ADVANCED PATTERN MAKING IN KILN-FORMED GLASS:
An Investigation into Linear Symmetry with Ian Chadwick
Symmetry can be used as a fundamental design tool. Symmetry is used by man and nature as a device to add continuity, balance and harmony to a chaotic universe, its use in art and design, consequently, attains an aesthetic of order and familiarity.
In this five-day course participants will explore principles of advanced pattern forming in fused glass. Using pre-formed Bullseye coloured glass striped sheets, students will expand their knowledge and experience of kiln-forming and cold-working techniques to produce intricate patterns which utilise symmetry and geometry to create hypnotising mandala-like patterns. Participants will be guided through the creation of Bullseye glass striped sheets which once fired will be deconstructed and reassembled. Participants will learn how the arrangement of tone and colour can enhance the optical properties of the pattern design and how to lay out the pattern using principles of four-fold and eight-fold symmetry. Students will utilise these concepts and techniques to create a 25cm x 25cm glass tile of their own design.
TUTOR PROFILE – IAN CHADWICK
Ian Chadwick has a background in sculpture and stained-glass window design, disciplines which he applies to his constantly evolving range of kiln-formed glass art. The glass Ian produces uses rotational symmetry as a tool to achieve patterns which exhibit a hypnotic, op-art effect. Ian uses kiln-forming techniques to produce sheets of striped, coloured glass which are then deconstructed and reconstructed into mandala-like patterns. These arrangements are then kiln-fired and cold worked to produce the finished piece. This work embodies Ian’s interest in the esoteric art of sacred geometry, commonly found in the rose windows of cathedrals and the mandalas of eastern religious lore.https://ianchadwickglassart.co.uk/