• Lecture and a demo with Phil Vinson


    Februrary 25th at  13.00 at The Glass Furnace

  • 4 güne 4 teknik


    Umut Demirgüç Thurman ile  Keum Boo, Güverse, Buruşturma, Mürekkep Balığı Döküm Atölyesi24-27 Mayıs 2018

  • Bead Making with Tatyana Boyarinova


    4 - 9 May 2018

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


    19-23 March 2018

  • 3 different techniques with Yulia Köroğlu


    8-12 January Bead Making Beginners Level 17-18 January Galaxy Beads 22-24 January Aquarium Beads  

  • A Glass Furnace experience from a student...


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...

 

  • Kilnformed Glass
    Chantal Royant is a french glass sculptor involved with glass for 35 years.

  • The class focuses on bead surface decoration via different techniques of color mixing.
    The class will be divided into 2 main parts:
    Part 1:
    Demonstrating and practicing various color mixing and blending methods including the following techniques:
    • Multistringer Technique (my signature beads).
    • Different applications for Thompson Enamels COE 104.
    • Using “Paradise Paints” in Lampworking.
    • Creating color effects with fine frit.

  • This is a unique opportunity to study with the ubiquitous and independent Australian artist Sallie Portnoy. Come on an intensive journey into the possibilities of kiln cast glass – taking home a wealth of knowledge & inspiration. Harness your creativity by the immediacy of making bold open molds from clay & gelflex rubber positives. Sallie will demystify the casting process, challenging students to work around the limitations imposed by this practice. Options for both colour & metal inclusions & distinctive surface finishes will also be offered.

  • Sculpting in Borosilicate Students will be guided through the fundamentals of flameworking with borosilicate glass and  will look to sea life for inspiration. Basic solid-sculpting techniques will be taught, providing  students with a strong foundation for making work– wearable and sculptural. Discussions on  finishing and display will provide insight for taking creations to the next level. Students will be  encouraged to move beyond technique and find their personal voice and aesthetic. Bring a  sketchbook and be ready to have fun! Open to all levels

  • Flameworking, a great world to discover

     

    The goal of this class is to explore as much as possible the wide scenario of flameworking using  borosilicate  glass.  Flameworking  is  a  very  complete  technique  that  can  be  used  for many different applications in design and art. It allowed to work very small a detailed as well to be used to create big objects and sculptures.

     

  • This will be rare opportunity that comes only once in a lifetime bringing together Czech and American master glass artists from different backrounds. This course will focus on a wide variety of hot glass sculpting techniques which will result in the improvement of your ability to design and realize sculptural forms. By breaking down the process into steps and developing your understanding and abilitiy to work with a team you will gain the skills to enable you tosuccessfully realize more realistic and expressive forms.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Working in both the fusing studio and the hot shop, students will learn to make fused glass into blown and solid forms.  Our goal is to make “design elements” and then combine them, either in the hot shop or in the fusing studio.  We’ll create cane and murrini from sheet glass that can be used in finished projects.  This is a class that will focus on pre-planning and design.   This class mixes methods, and bringing kilnformed glass into the hot shop can produce uncommon, innovative work.

     

  • 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.

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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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