Emilio Santini – Goblet making the Venetian way and More
September 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until September 15, 2019
Emilio Santini – Goblet Making the Venetian Way and More (Sept. 13-15)
$800.00 – $850.00
Instructor: Emilio Santini
September 13, 14, & 15, 2019
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
10:00AM – 5:00PM
(Visiting Artist Lecture on Thursday, September 12 at 6:30PM)
Prerequisite: Intermediate to advanced skill level or approval from Flame Shop Director. (Students must be comfortable using borosilicate glass independently at the torch)
Material fee: Students may purchase glass at Sonoran Glass School (for 10% off reg. price) or bring their own.
There may be a material/tool kit required. Students will be sent an email in the days before the first class.
Goblet Making the Venetian Way and More
The class will focus mostly on goblet-making at the torch the Venetian way with Pyrex.
We will spend the first couple of hours covering the basics of point-pulling, centering the bubble, blowing a perfect sphere and then move quickly to blow, shape and open the cup with jacks. After that we will learn to set up the right shapes for a foot and learn to open it with jacks or by spinning it. Hollow stems and solid stems will be demonstrated and then assembled to create Venetian goblets. Time permitting, I will demonstrate the human form for use as a goblet stem or as a free-standing sculpted figure and other objects characteristic of the Venetian lampworking tradition.
Emilio Santini was born in Murano, Italy, into a family with 600 years of glassblowing tradition. He currently resides in Williamsburg, Va. He has recently begun to combine his flameworking talent with furnace blown and cast work. He has taught extensively in this country’s major glass schools and is a popular instructor for both beginning and highly skilled students.