• 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...


  • Building with Plaster Segment & Wooden Drop Molds

    In this 11 day workshop participants will explore the various moldmaking, handbuilding and surface design techniques that Carol uses to achieve her unusual complex forms and rich, colorful surfaces .

  • 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 with glass, an exciting and magical medium and a kind of enchantment that every time I sit down at the burner, will take place again. I hope that this joy and fun, which I feel at work, reflects in my beads, whether opaque, transparent, colorful… the possibilities are endless.


    I enjoy teaching, specially intermediate and advanced classes because it's always a big challenge for me.

  • Carol Milne has spent many years teaching herself how to knit with glass. In this class she will share her secret “knitted glass” technique.  

    You don’t have to know how to knit.  The idea is to learn how to make successful, thin or hollow glass castings with cut-outs or filigree holes in them.   


    We will start by discussing the peculiarities of glass as a casting material.  And knowing these properties, we’ll learn how to trick glass into doing what we want it to do.





    Bronwen Heilman:  Painting with Powdered glass!   Applying Dichro without the scum!  Learn New Techniques that will last you a Life Time!


    use of the kiln in making works from glass



    To make a good piece from glass you need a good idea, good technique and a good ability to decide if it is finished or requires more work.  This class is about these three aspects of making glass art works whether they are art, craft or design.



    Takının felsefesini konuşarak,  ilham ve temayla  yüzyüze gelerek takıyı anlamak atölye çalışmasının hedefi olacak. Öğrenciler fikilerini bulduklarında davide onlardan birer proje tasarlamalarını isteyecek.  Tasarımları beraber incelerken  uygulamada hangi tekniğin  en uygun olduğuna karar verilecek. Aynı zamanda   hergün atölye de farklı teknikler ve üfleme üzerine farklı uygulamalar gösterilecek böylece  öğrenciler kendi takılarını yaparken  daha geniş uygulama  aralığı bulacak. 

  • Glass: Element, Sculpture, Construction and Design

    This class will explore and develop glass blowing, hot sculpting, and simple casting techniques. A strong emphasis will be dedicated to drawing and project development. Experimenting with 3D digital design to construct and develop ideas, projects, and group installations will also be incorporated in this class.



  • This class will explore basic and advanced mold melting techniques such as relief open mold melting and three dimensional-close mold melting.  Students will go through the whole process of making a small glass sculpture.  They will start with sketching and clay modeling and continuing with making plaster molds for kiln casting.   They will also learn about lost wax techniques.  Students will learn how to make a professional hand built mold for kiln casting with metal reinforcement, how to build reservoir and how to calculate glass investment.  Students will also learn how to calculate casti


    The Master class will be about the nature of choosing to use either different natural materials (stones, sticks, shells etc.) and/or different manmade objects (parts of machines, home tools etc.). We will work with these materials to create sculptures in combination with glass and other materials.




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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