The English Cottage Garden in Glass
with Judith Conway
Students should choose one of the following sessions:
|Session 1:||January 21 - 23, 2013 (3 Days)
Monday - Wednesday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
|Session 2:||January 25 - 27, 2013 (3 Days)
Friday - Sunday (10 AM - 6 PM each day)
|Class Size:||8 students|
|Tuition:||$600 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings|
Paul and Karen make no secret of the fact that when they decided to open Helios they looked to Vitrum Studio, just outside Washington, DC, as the gold-standard in educational studios for fused glass. Owners Judith Conway and Kevin O'Toole run one of best studios in the world.
Like Helios, Vitrum offers some orginal and spectacular classes that you won't find anywhere else...that is except for this coming January when Judith will visit Helios and teach two sessions of her exceptional "English Cottage Garden in Glass".
This three-day workshop will consist of a multi-faceted approach to kilnforming that is well-suited to combining hard lines of architectural images with the soft flowing lines of the organic, natural world. You'll design and construct two projects while experimenting with the technical aspects of designing with both sheet glass and glass frit in a single composition. This technique can be both rewarding and challenging.
During the course you will be shown a variety of methods for creating imagery in glass and you will complete two pieces - one based perhaps on a neighbor's view of an English cottage and garden, and one based on a closer view of a window, gate or doorway enhanced by the abundance of summer annuals and perennials.
We will be using the full range of the Bullseye palette – frits, powders, stringers and sheet glass – to achieve the desired imagery.
About Judith Conway
In addition to being a full time instructor and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Vitrum Studio in Beltsville, Maryland, Judith Conway is a Bullseye E-merge recipient and is included in the Arts in Embassies Program of the United States Department of State.
Judith also teaches internationally, at Creative Glass in Zurich and London and in Norway at The GlassForum.
You can see more of Judith's work on her website at www.judithconwayglass.com.
There's also a great 2011 blog entry about Judith and Paul from Bullseye's Lani McGregor here:
The Instructors on Sabbatical.