Aesop’s & Turkish Fables in Stained Glass with Joseph Cavalieri

Aesop’s & Turkish Fables in Stained Glass with Joseph Cavalieri

Workshop Date: 19 - 23 March 2018


Time: 09:00 - 17:00


Wokshop Fee: 850 Dollar


Class Description: In this class students will create a highly detailed

stained glass window based on an Aesop or Turkish fable.

Techniques taught and practiced in class include hand painting, air

brushing (using an atomizer), ‘pen-and-ink drawing’, as well as silkscreening

images with enamel paints onto stained glass. We will be

making silk-screens in class from the students art or from existing art.

Once the glass is painted we kiln fire the work permanently onto the

glass. We will be cutting, copper foiling and soldering. Most of these

techniques are based on methods that date back to Medieval times and

used in stained glass windows in Cathedrals throughout Europe.

As in Cavalieri’s past classes he will share information on lighting and

framing your work, worksheets to help you better focus on your work

and life, and present a ‘Marketing for Artists’, and ‘Artist Residencies’

lectures. A great class for beginner students and more advanced


In his art career, Joseph Cavalieri finds his most popular works start

with a strong concept and take discipline and hours of concentration

to complete. Collectors can see this when deciding to buy art. This is

exactly what we will be leaning in class. Students do not have to be

experts at painting, they can choose to trace existing images in class.

We will use kilns (more students more kilns, kiln shelfs, kiln paper),and have one firing each night.


Joseph Cavaliari

Joseph Cavalieri is an awardwinning native New York artistand educator. His work can beseen in the permanent collectionof the Museum of Arts andDesign, the Italian AmericanMuseum, the Leslie-LohmanMuseum, and the Stax Museum.He has produced privateand public art commissionsincluding a MTA Arts forTransit public art installation atthe Philipse Manor Train Stationin Westchester, New York.His work has been collectedby Morgan Spurlock, and twoSimpson’s writers.Cavalieri’s aim is to mergecontemporary imagery withthe time-honored processes ofpainted stained glass, a materialwith a powerful spiritual history.He incorporates contemporarycolors and design and often addshumor.His technique was originallycreated by Medieval stainedglass artists, and used enamelpaints which were made ofground glass, metals andpigment. These paints wereapplied to the glass surface thenkiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees Fahrenheit (700degrees Celsius). Once cooled,the glass was soldered together.Cavalieri updates this historicprocess by incorporating silkscreening and airbrushingtechniques, along with handpainting. His finished art is set into wall hung light boxes withinternal LED lighting.The LED lights us littleelectricity, and come with a 46inch long electrical cord with asmall transformer that plugs into a standard US outlet.


The Glass Furnace was first designed as a glass studio but has quickly become one of the world’s leading glass schools and this is the outcome of a long and intensive work. Since the day it was founded, The Glass Furnce has been hosting world renowned artists, teaching various glass techniques to Turkish students and students from all over the world, through different duration workshops.

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