Masterclass: Foam Glass – Joshua Kerley
Wed 27 September- 10:00 am - Fri 29 September- 4:30 pm£600.00
Discover the magic and alchemy of glass foam in this experimental and exploratory class. Learn how to use various foaming agents and gain an understanding of how and why they cause molten glass to foam and froth. Factors that promote or inhibit the foaming ability of the glass will be addressed, including grain size, opacity, colour, and temperature. You will make open-faced refractory moulds for kiln-casting using readymade, found, and collected objects as models.
Firing schedules, mould recipes, cold working and glass preparation will be covered and you will produce a number of glass foam samples. There will also be the opportunity to make larger forms and explore the potential of colour mixing within foam glass.
Profile - Joshua Kerley
Joshua Kerley holds a BA in Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University and a MA in Ceramics & Glass from the Royal College of Art, London. Since graduating, he has won several prizes, including the Glass Art Society Saxe Emerging Artist Prize. Examples of Joshua’s work are held in the permanent collection of Bullseye Glass Co. and the Special Collections Museum at Manchester School of Art. Joshua currently works from a studio in rural Wiltshire and teaches glass at the University of the Creative Arts, Farnham.