Masterclass: Collage for Kiln Casting – Georgia Redpath
Tue 2 March- 10:00 am - Fri 5 March- 4:30 pm£625
Explore the use of collage and paper sculpting techniques to create original relief models, focussing on form and textural qualities. You’ll then move on to mould-making techniques, using rubbers, and finally the investment moulds which will hold and shape the glass in the kiln.
Glass is a seductive medium – craving our attention with its colour, sparkle and optical trickery. This class will shine more light on the model and mould-making parts of the casting process. Models and moulds should be seen as equal to the final piece of glass: without them, the glass simply wouldn’t exist. Often, they are works of art themselves. What’s more, models and moulds often open-up new ways of seeing work, and avenues for future exploration.
Casts will be kept relatively small, so we can experiment more (and allow time for annealing the glass). The aim is to fall in love with the process of casting and discover how it can feed and enrich your designs.