Germany, Berlin

Glass Casting with Silvia Levenson

when 2 October 2016 - 6 October 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 500

The skin of objects
Every object has a skin. Thick or thin, smooth or rough, porous or impermeable, the skin is the line between what’s hidden inside and what we experience on the outside. By reproducing them in glass we will expand our creativity but also we will explore several techniques in order to develop our own “voice” in own pieces.
We will discuss about how and why we translate our ideas into glass.
Students will carry out a small project and several tests with different skins, using clay, plaster, wax and silicon rubber.
Skin is also a unique interface of the human body. It protects us from the outside world, while at the same time possessing the ability to self-heal.
We will explore these issues. The idea of this workshop is to go deep into the concept of the skin as a limit and container, as an external information about the “essence” of objects.
During the workshop the students will experiment with different textures. They will be invited to “play” and make experiments with the skin of objects, changing and manipulating the aspect of everyday objects.
I will share with the students the process I use in my own work, where the feelings and the intuition of ideas are connected to glass itself.
Primarily we will use kiln casting and pate-de-verre technique.
At the end of the workshop the students will have two pieces: one reproducing a part of the body (hand, eyes,mouth, etc), one reproducing textile surface (baby clothes, for example).

TOPICS
casting
lost wax using alginate
mould making
firing schedules
developing Bullseye’s palette of glass

Course leader

Instructor: Silvia Levenson - http://www.silvialevenson.com/
Silvia Levenson was born in Argentina in 1957. Lives and works in Italy since 1980
” Revealing “, making visible what is normally hidden or people can not see is an integral part of her work,

Target group

Adults - All levels

Fee info

EUR 500: Taxes included

Scholarships

1 spot supported for a visual artist with migration status.
For more info: http://berlinglas.org/home/support-for-visual-artists-with-refugee-status/