• Ceramics and Glass with Mustafa Ağatekin


    18-23 July  2018

  • Bead Making with Astrid Reidel


    18-23 July  2018

  • A Glass Furnace experience from a student...


  • The Glass Furnace for the kids


    At the mid-term break we make daily workshops for kids...

Glass Furnace, is the biggest and most well equipped glass and art center in Turkey. It's built near the River Riva, stays hand in hand with green nature, has a unique atmosphere which is calm yet full of creativity...

 

  • Learn how to create botanical works on the torch using both borosilicate and soft glass. This class will explore the differences between the two types of glass, including the benefits and limitations of using each on the torch. Students will learn basic techniques for constructing leaves, flowers, vines, and other flora. Assembly techniques including bridging and networking will be covered. Through collaboration with Grant Garmezy's sculpture class in the hotshop, students will learn how lampworked components can be brought into the hotshop and assembled onto furnace-blown pieces.

  • During this workshop the students will explore narrative in glass and how they can develop their own vocabulary to embody ideas in glass and be able to build a narrative.

    In her work, Silvia Levenson is not focused in the beauty of the material but in how she can convey her ideas and concepts and she will share her ideas and process with the students.

    During the workshop she will teach kiln forming, mold making , lost wax process and experimental printing in glass ( low decal printing and gum bichromate process )

  • This course will introduce various approaches to kiln casting glass. We will briefly cover making replica molds using silicone and plaster. We will then create wax positives from the molds and collage them to create compositions. The wax composition will then be invested into plaster/silica. Students will have the opportunity to taste a variety of casting techniques including traditional kiln casting and casting in the hot shop. The cast pieces will then be divested and cold worked.

  • During this class we will simply strive to become better at understanding the material of hot glass and the challenges of working it. We will focus on the challenge of making simple shapes with control and progress to more challenging shapes from there.Regardless of skill level, this class will be tailored so that everybody gets as much out of the class as possible.Simple demonstrations of the fundamentals will be given and repeated. I will spend time to explain verbally and visually the reasons things are done in certain ways and the importance of basic techniques.

  • Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. This class will focus on special techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your sculpture to the next level by demonstrating the range and freedom the material has and showing its true potential. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly teamwork.

  • Workshop Date: 6 - 16 August 2018

    Time: 09:00 - 17:00

    Wokshop Fee: 1200 Dollar

  • Using solid blocks of glass, the instructor will teach students all aspects of coldworking; shaping by grinding, polishing, the use of horizontal mill wheels and vertical lathes. He aims to change the general opinion and the relation of students to coldworking, which is not so popular, because cutting and polishing take a lot of time and look too difficult. Some methods will be used to do the coldwork a little easier, faster and more interesting by using diamond saw, chipping with hard metal chisel like the work with stone, using flex-grinders with diamond wheels.

  • Explore basic and advanced methods of sand casting to express your ideas in glass. This course will teach you basic open face mold making and how to translate your ideas into glass using negative space, inclusions and surface manipulation.

    Bring your ideas and inspirations from literature, poetry, music or cinema and your sketchbook. We will work out the best approaches to transform those inspirations using hot poured glass, light and creative mold making.

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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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