Each year Canberra Glassworks schedules 2 – 3 professional workshops to provide a continuing education for established and emerging artists.
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Download the information for our latest Professional Workshop: CUD – DON’T MISS IT!
CUD at Canberra Glassworks
with John Drury & Robbie Miller
Thinking Person’s Glass; Make It Yours
22-26 July 2013
Times: 9am-4.30pm (with lunch break)
Venue: Canberra Glassworks
About the class: Thinking Person’s Glass; Make It Yours
This 5 day jam packed workshop will take you through a range of processes and techniques including enamels, mosaics and sandcasting as well as working with recycled and found glass objects. In this class you will explore your own personal histories, use teamwork and non-traditional means and modes of artistic production to arrive at your own unique technical and creative process.
These five days will take you out of your normal practice and methodology and give you a pathway to a different type of working with glass. This is perfect to sweep away the creative cobwebs and rediscover the joy of making art in a free and experimental way. Fast paced and playful, this class will be a great week of fun and learning.
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to work with the dynamic duo of Drury and Miller – two American artists who have always made it their business to work on the edge. Fall in love with the material for the first time or rediscover its versatile nature all over again.
No prior experience with glass is necessary, though an appreciation for contemporary art is essential.
CUD is the dynamic collaboration between artists John Drury and Robbie Miller. CUD’s art work is informed by chance, situation, humor and experimentation. The name CUD is a metaphor for the two artists’ creative process, which reflects their ongoing interest in recycling, collaboration and concept-based work realised by simple means and materials.
Drury and Miller have been working together as CUD for 25 years. They have taught at Pillchuck and Urban Glass as well as completing residencies around the world. Their practice is nontraditional and concept based using simple, found materials.
Bookings & Enquiries
You can book and pay for the workshop by ringing Ruth Oliphant on: 02 61634526 or by emailing the following information to email@example.com
• Your name
• Your mailing address
• Best telephone number
• Email address
The workshop will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Please book and pay the non-refundable workshop fee in full to reserve your place.
January 2013 Professional Workshop Announced!
“A Line into the Future 2”!
with Kirstie Rea and Klaus Moje
A 6 day professional workshop from 26 to 31 January.
About the class
This master class will be a mix of intensive talks, discussions and problem solving that will be substantiated
by an ongoing series of practical hands on, making exercises for part of each day. Utilising primarily the kiln
area and the cold shops at the Glassworks participants will also have time to individually develop ideas and
processes on a small scale. Our aim will be to draw a line into the future for each of us through a democratic
process of teaching development.
Participants are expected to have a good working history in glass and have a high level of understanding of
the material. If you have any concerns regarding your level of experience please contact Mel George at the
Registration opens 1st November & closes 15 December. This will be a juried class. To register your interest, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name
- Your mailing address
- Best telephone number
- Email address
- 3 images of your work (small files, transferrable by e-mail)
- A short paragraph on why you would like to take the class
All applicants will be advised the outcomes by December 21st.
For more information download this file. Pro Wksp_Klaus & Kirstie
In 2012 we enjoyed:
- Jiyong Lee, Korean born US artist who taught explorations in laminating and cold worked glass and;
- The duo Christian Arnold and Laurie Young (Nudibranch art glass) taught a sculptural flameworking class
and the Maestro himself,
September 5 -18
Symposium and Workshop presented by the Australian National University and Canberra Glassworks in association with Ausglass
View the ABC’s 7.30 ACT Report story about Lino’s visit to the Canberra Glassworks here.
About Lino Tagliapietra
Tagliapietra has played a crucial role as master craftsperson and educator within the international contemporary Studio Glass Movement. Born in Venice and starting his working life in a local glass factory at the age of twelve, Tagliapietra became the youngest ever Maestro (Master) at the age of 21 at the prestigious Venini Factory. He is responsible for the contemporary Venetian wave that has been the dominant international style in glass for the past 25 years. Today, after a career spanning 60 years, he has an extensive solo museum exhibition record and is held in over 30 major museum collections around the world.
About the Workshop
12 – 16 September * 9am to 4pm * Canberra Glassworks Hotshop
This was a 5 day demonstration workshop by one of the greatest living glass artists, Lino Tagliapietra assisted by US artists: Nancy Callan, David Walters and Darin Denison. It was a highly charged, focused week of making in the Hot Shop. It was a dynamic combination of traditional Venetian techniques and innovative practice using hot glass. This great craft event had an impact and lasting influence on all who attended.
About the Symposium: The Venetian Wave
This public event was hosted by the School of Art at the Australian National University, Tuesday 11 September from 2pm. With different generations of makers presenting, this was a unique opportunity to explore some of the influences and ideas around the historical and aesthetic influence of Venetian glass on contemporary glass practice. Speakers included: Lino Tagliapietra, Nancy Callan, Clare Belfrage and Nadege Desgenetez. This was a free event.
These events are part of a collaborative project that has been generously supported by the following organisations:
In 2011, we hosted:
- Annette Blair- enameling
- Nick Mount- glassblowing
- Klaus Moje and Kirstie Rea – kiln forming