‘The Perfect Vessel’ with Karl Harron

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22-28th May 2017

Form: “…by which shape is determined, as distinguished from the material of which it is composed, giving it individuality and a distinctive character”.

The aim of this 7-day class is to achieve a “sublime form”. The process is to discard the superfluous and to identify and develop a personal concept. The result will be a form that is the simple expression of a complex thought and students will be encouraged to adopt a sculptural approach to their work – a search for form and push their glass in a new direction rather than master a technique. In order to develop your aesthetic and conceptual perspective, while negotiating the technical challenges of deep-slumping into 3-step ceramic moulds, we will begin with an introductory presentation given by Karl, early on the first morning of class. Students will challenge themselves further by designing a piece of work made of only two colours of reactive opalescent Bullseye sheet glass, with mark-making realised through the application of accessory glasses such as frits, powders, confetti and stringers.

Discussions, power point presentations by all, and technical talks will encourage and enable students to expand their ideas once outside the classroom. Students are requested to bring along their own hand-tools if possible, note-pad and pen, a camera and a piece of work which best illustrates their style.

The participants on this course will need to have a level of experience which will allow them to get the most out of the course. If you feel comfortable cutting and handling glass and want to use this class to expand your knowledge, please apply.

To apply visit: www.northlandsglass.com