International Artist Workshop with Martin Janecky
Martin Janecky began his career with glass at the age of 13 and later explored sculpting methods in the Czech Republic. By the time he was 20, he was employed by leading artists and designers around the world to assist and to execute specific works. Janecky has served as an instructor, visiting artist, and gaffer at several glassmaking schools, including The Studio, Penland School of Crafts, and Pilchuck Glass School.
In this class, you will focus on unique techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting from within the bubble, with an emphasis on the freedom to explore process and the potential of the material. You will learn bit work and how to use various torches and the garage.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced glassblowing skills required.
Class size: Max 12.
Date: 7 to 11 September 2015.
Cost: $1000 plus GST. 50% deposit is required at time of registration.
Register: email@example.com or phone 02 6260 7005.
Free public talk/demonstration
Date: 10am on Saturday 12 September 2015 at Canberra Glassworks.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6260 7005.
Spring School Holiday Program
Spring is here and it’s time to get out and shake off the winter blues. We have a fun and educational Spring School Holiday Program to suit all ages.
Venture into the Hotshop or Engine Room where you can watch Australia’s leading glass artists in action. Or for a more hands on experience, create your own masterpiece in one of our ‘Make Your Own sessions’.
To view the full program, visit; http://www.canberraglassworks.com/education/holiday-classes/
100 years of Kingston Power House
Canberra Glassworks invites you on a special tour of Canberra’s oldest public building, Kingston Power House which turns 100 years old in 2015. Designed by John Smith Murdoch, this building was the heartbeat of Canberra in its early years. It powered the development of this built city, housed its telecommunications system and provided employment for many people across the region.
Canberrans enjoyed the spoils of the boiler which warmed the nearby swimming hole in the Molongolo River and set their lives by the whistle daily. This FREE tour will take visitors through the building, exposing some of its historic features and some creative contemporary glass additions.
Dates: Every Saturday
Bookings: Please contact 6260 7005 (Tues-Sun), or email email@example.com