$525.00 – $605.00
Instructor: Lewis Wilson
March 9 and 10, 2019 (with a lecture on March 8 at 6:30)
Sat, & Sunday ; 10am – 5pm
Prerequisite: advanced-beginner/intermediate skill level or flame shop directors approval.
(advanced- beginner/intermediate means you are comfortable using borosilicate glass at the torch and have at least one year at the torch)
Material fee: 30.00 for the clear glass. If you want to use some color, you can purchase glass at the school with a 10% discount, or bring your own..
Old School sculpture by Lewis Wilson
This workshop will focus on sculpture in solid borosilicate glass. Lewis is a wiz at figuring out how to create dragons, people, eagles, dinosaurs and many other forms. He will be doing many demos using color glass, however, he wants to teach using just clear. In clear glass, you can focus more on your shape and connections.
As a bonus, Barbara Cope Wilson will also be here to demo her wonderful flowers.
To see more of his work, please visit his website. Click here
ABOUT LEWIS WILSON:
I was a self-taught lampworker from 1972-1973. From 1973 – October to Jan 1974 I studied at Walt Disney World under Miquel Bonilla. From Jan 1974 to 1981 I sold at shows in Florida and New England. In 1981 I moved back to my home state of New Mexico and started doing my Indian dancer design. That is what I am most known for. From 1981 to 1993 I did shows all over the US. In 1993 I produced my first video on making soft glass beads. This was followed quickly by more videos on Beadmaking, making of Murrini and Animal beads. Then videos on boro sculptures and furnace paperweights and also Shott glass paperweights. I went on to produce over twenty videos –then they became DVDs. I had taught a couple dozen students up to 1993. After the first video came out I started teaching in Arizona, California and New Mexico. I taught two three day weekends a month for two years. That first two years I taught over 600 students, mostly in entry level soft glass bead making. By the year 2000 I had taught well over a thousand students. I have taught in Japan three times and done demos at five GAS conferences. My Indian dancer sculptures have been presented by the state of New Mexico to King Juan Carlos of Spain, Pres George Bush the first, Bill Clinton. Also my work has been presented to Bo Diddly, Barry Goldwater, Al Unser Jr, and has been used for political gifts for Republicans and Democrats.
Material expenses are not included in the class price. There is a material fee of 30.00 for the clear glass to use in class. Color will be available for you to purchase (with a 10% discount), or you may bring your own.
Please bring your didynium glasses, tweezers, and all of your favorite tools. Also, Bring plastic toys to be used as your models for this class.
(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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