An Exploration in Torchworked Borosilicate: This class will introduce and refresh the fundamentals of torchworking that are required to success-fully control form and color in sculpting torchworked borosilicate. From the nuances of flame settings and guides, to understanding the heat color of glass, color control (striking, reducing, crayon colors, etc.), rendering three dimensional forms from two-dimensional images, and more, you will apply these fundamentals to the making of sculptural objects and then assemble them in a landscape/atmosphere in this class. We will break down com-plex forms into simple geometry to help you visualize how to begin what otherwise seems unapproachable and too difficult. The result of this class will give you the experience and confidence to continue developing your successes in sculptural torchworking, beyond this workshop.
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Level: All skill levels with min. of 10 hours torch time. Price:$350 (includes lunch) $50 Materials. Time: 10 am to 5 pm Dates: September 15,16, 2018
BIO: Michael Hengler studied and was classically trained in the glass factories and studios of Europe (Italy, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, and Malta). He studied academically at The University of Kansas, Lorenzo de’ Medici (Florence, Ita-ly), and The University of Oregon for his undergraduate studies in Glass and Italian Literature. He was awarded a full-scholarship to The University of Hawaii-Manoa, where he completed an MFA in Glass (3.98 GPA). He has exhibited solo and group exhibitions internationally and domestically, been awarded international and domestic Artist Residencies, worked at Princeton University, was the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s scientific glassblower, performed at the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, HI, taught at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, taught numerous workshops at various glass schools, has artwork in collections around the world, and is currently Associate Professor of Glass at The University of Montana Western (Western) in Dillon Montana where he is Glass Program Chair of his newly authored and accredited Glass Program. Western’s newly minted Glass Program is not only the only four-year higher education institution in the United States to offer a degree specializing in scientific glassblowing, it also offers a comprehensive curriculum in glass art disciplines: artistic torch working, neon, lathe working, off-hand (furnace worked) glass, hot casting, kiln casting, pâte de verre, fusing, and cold working!