$525.00 – $575.00
Instructor: Lucie Kovarova (Lunacy Glass)
April 1, 2, 2019
Monday and Tuesday ; 10am – 5pm
Prerequisite: advanced beginner skill level or flame shop directors approval.
Material fee: Purchase glass at the school, or bring your own.
Learn simple and fast murine techniques building a “dough-like” mass of glass, and then pulling it into a bar to be cut into segments that are applied to a bead or pendant.DAY 1:
We will analyze and plan the design: breaking the desired idea into its smallest possible components, and planning step by step.
Students will learn molten glass application and specific uses of flame/heat, and the advantage of using using boro-silicate punties.
Two components will be created and then annealed over night.DAY 2:
Following the pre-planned design construction into the final complex cane assemblage, using the components made on the previous day.
The whole glass mass will be heated and pulled into a slice-bar of a desired diameter size.
A segment of the finalized cane will be cut into chips and applications for use of flower chips explained.
Lucie Kovarova-Weir (Lunacy Glass) was born in Boskovice, and grew up in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. Pursuing studies in animation; she graduated with a Master’s Degree from the prestigious Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, in Prague. She moved to Toronto in 2001 and established the Lunacy Glass Studio in 2002. Lucie currently lives and works in Tweed, Ontario.
Creative process and form awareness is always at the forefront of Lucie’s work focus. The glass pieces she creates surprise viewers by the great attention to detail and meticulous craftsmanship. Inspiration for her work often comes from folk art, her garden and a daily life in a small town. Coming from an animation background, she tells a story with a sense of humor and lightness of spirit. All work is created with love and high quality materials in hopes to delight for years to come.
Material expenses are not included in the class price. You may bring your own glass, or purchase at the school (with a 10% discount on all glass sales during class)
Please bring your didynium glasses, tweezers, small knife for sculpting and all of your favorite tools. Sonoran Glass School has some tools you may use during class.
What to Wear:
Cotton or natural material tops and pants. Long pants are preferred. Close toe shoes. Hair pulled back. We have all of the tools you will need to start your journey with flame worked glass beads.
Number of people required for this class to go, so sign up now!:
Minimum of 6 people, Maximum 10 people
You are welcome to sign up for practice time during our discounted open studio times on Wednesdays from 5PM-9PM and Thursdays from 12PM-4PM.
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