Hot Shop Botanicals


Emma Stein

GLASS 638 001
1 credit hour
Lab Fee $150

In this introduction to glass sculpting we will use as inspiration the flora that surrounds Ox-Bow's campus. The class will begin by collecting plants and images and will then explore how glass can be manipulated while hot, to recreate the botanicals. Throughout this class, students will learn four important glass-sculpting techniques: bit work, solid sculpting, the use of powder color, and torches at the bench. Although the class will focus on sculpting plants, the many techniques explored in this course are universal to all hot sculpting. This is an introduction to glass sculpting but at least one year of glass blowing experience is preferred.

For students with prior experience