Masterclass: Graal Techniques – Sonja Klingler and Ruth Dresman
Wed 20 October- 10:00 am - Fri 22 October- 4:30 pm£595.00
'Graal' is an amazing colour technique developed by Orrefors in Sweden in 1916. Students will be learning the hot process of layering or encasing glass with Sonja Klingler on day 1, preparing 'eggs' for the next day. On day 2, Ruth Dresman will instruct on techniques for decorating the 'eggs', by sand blasting, cutting or carving through the layers. Back into the hot shop with Sonja on Day 3 where the eggs will be picked up, gathered over and blown into vessels, revealing your colours and designs!
This is open to those who want to blow themselves, and also those who want to direct the blowing (i.e. we will do it for you - to your design). An intensive but rewarding class, focusing on technique, both hot and cold, with an emphasis on colour and the application of your designs.
Sonja is a glass artist/maker with over twenty years of hot glass experience. She graduated from UCA Farnham with a BA in 3D Design in Glass in 1993, and since then, through diligent application in the glass bench, has become one of the most experienced female glass blowers in the country. She runs her own studio in Frome, Somerset where she makes sculptural work using blown/hot glass, often introducing other materials such as stone, metal or wood. As well as making her own studio glass pieces, she has worked with a great number of artists and designers to help them achieve their artworks and ideas, including Neil Wilkin, Menno Jonker, Rachel Woodman, Catherine Coleman, Johannes Von Stumm and many more.